Joakim Noah had a fantastic first half for the Chicago Bulls while backup point guards C.J. Watson and John Lucas chipped in with great contributions, but things fell apart for the Bulls in the second half on both ends of the floor. They struggled defensively, turned the ball over and couldn't buy a basket in the third quarter, where they were outscored by the Philadelphia 76ers 36-14. After that, they coasted through the fourth quarter en route to a 109-92 win.
Without Derrick Rose to defend them, Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams looked virtually unopposed for parts of Game 2. Holiday scored 26 points, while Williams scored 20 off the bench. Evan Turner also had a big game for the Sixers, scoring 19 points after being added to the starting lineup.
Noah and Lucas didn't fall off significantly in the second half, but they got very little help. Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng both needed to pick up the scoring load in Rose's absence and failed to do so. Deng scored eight points and Boozer scored nine.
Philadelphia heads home with a 1-1 road split in Chicago, and on the basis of this performance by the Bulls, the 76ers might have just become favorites to take the series.