The No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls hit the road for Game 3 of their series against the No. 8 seed Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening, looking to take back home court advantage. The Bulls played their first game without Derrick Rose on Tuesday night, and it did not go well as the Sixers evened the series with a convincing 17-point win.
C.J. Watson and John Lucas III combined for 27 points in Rose's absence, but the Sixers backcourt had their way with the Bulls defense on the other end. Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 26 points while Lou Williams added 20 off the bench, as Doug Collins mixed up his rotation in an effort to even up the series. Chicago, which has consistently rated as one of the best defenses in the league under Tom Thibodeau, will look to shore up the defense without Rose and to get back on top of the series with a Game 3 win. Schedule and broadcast information below:
Game Date/Time: Friday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.