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Bulls Notes For Game 6 @ Philly

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stats inc.jpg* Chicago is coming off its 77-69 win over the 76ers in Game 5. The Bulls' 77 points marked their second lowest scoring output in a playoff win in franchise history (75 points in a win over Miami back on May 22, 1997). * The 76ers are 5-7 in Game 6 when leading a series 3-2, including a 0-2 record at home. * The Bulls have won just 3 of their last 14 road games in the playoffs, averaging just 93.0 points per game in the process. Chicago hasn't scored 100+ points in its last 10 road games in the postseason, tied for the third longest active streak in the NBA (Knicks 19, Bucks 17, and Orlando 10). * Philadelphia's bench is averaging 23.8 points per game this postseason on 40.0 percent from the floor; however the 76ers' bench has made just two of its 21 three-point attempts. * Jrue Holiday has scored just 16 points in each of the 76ers two losses this series connecting on 12 of his 35 attempts, this compared to his 21.0 points per game average on 47.9 percent from the floor in their three wins. * Luol Deng recorded a game-high 24 points in the Bulls' Game 5 win after scoring just 24 total points in Chicago's three losses this series.

Taj Gibson Hopes To Play In Bulls Game 6

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Bulls Force Game 6

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Bulls Game Notes For Game 5 vs. Philly

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* When leading a best-of-7 playoff series 3-1, the 76ers have a 9-2 series record (with an active 4-series winning streak) and a 4-7 Game 5 record. When trailing a best-of-7 playoff series 3-1, the Bulls have a 0-6 series record and a 1-5 Game 5 record.

* The Bulls, who have not shot better than 40 percent from the field in either game in Philly this series, have held the Sixers to under 40 percent shooting from the field in three of the four games this series.

* The Sixers have turned the ball over exactly nine times in each of their three victories this series. During the regular season, Philly averaged just 11.2 turnovers per game - the fewest in the NBA since the 1977-78 season.

* So far this series, the Sixers have made more free throws (84) than the Bulls have attempted (79).

* Taj Gibson blocked four shots in Game 4 - tied for the most by a bench player in a double-double performance in the playoffs since the 2000 playoffs.

* Jrue Holliday is averaging 21.0 points and 6.0 assists on 47.9 percent shooting from the field over his last three games this series.

Boozer Talks About Bulls Going Down 3-1

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Bulls Game Notes For Game 4 @ Philly

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* The last time the Bulls and Sixers played a playoff game in Philadelphia (May 12, 1991), three different Bulls (Michael Jordan 25, Horace Grant 22 and Scottie Pippen 20) scored at least 20 points for the Bulls in a 101-85 win.

* When tied 1-1 in a best-of-7 NBA playoff series, the Chicago Bulls have a 11-6 series record and a 13-4 Game 3 record, while the Philadelphia 76ers have a 7-12 series record and a 10-9 Game 3 record.

* The Sixers finished the regular season with four consecutive losses at home, tying (also February 8-29) for their longest home losing streak of the season.

* Over the Bulls' last 18 road games, they have allowed 100 points in regulation just once (104 points vs. Bucks on March 7).

* The 25 fast break points scored by Philadelphia in Game 2 were the most allowed by the Bulls in the playoffs since the 2005 postseason.

* Jrue Holiday's 26 points in Game 2 were the second most (30 vs. Bulls on March 17) he has scored since the beginning of the regular season.

Bulls Notes For Game 2 vs. Philly

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* Philadelphia has gone down 0-2 in eight of its last nine best-of-7 postseason series. Chicago, meanwhile, is 2-2 in its last four Game 2s after winning Game 1.

* The 76ers have now lost six straight road playoff games, their last win coming back on April 19, 2009 (100-98 at Orlando).

* In their last six home playoff games, the Bulls have held opponents to 82.2 points, 24.3 percent shooting from three-point range and outrebounded them by 7.2 boards per contest.

* Elton Brand had 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting in the first half of Game 1, but was held to just four points on 1-for-5 from the field after halftime.

* Richard Hamilton had 19 points in Chicago's Game 1 win. Including this contest, the Bulls are 6-1 this season when he has at least 19 points.

* With Derrick Rose (knee) out, look for C.J. Watson to make his first career postseason start. The Bulls are 17-8 in Watson's starts so far in 2011-12.