Let’s take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 109-92 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday at the United Center. The series is tied at a game apiece.
After heading into halftime with a 55-47 lead, the Bulls got absolutely blitzed in the second half. They got out-worked and out-hustled in almost every phase of the game. Jrue Holiday dominated the Bulls’ defense scoring 26 points. Evan Turner had another solid game scoring 17 points. Lou Williams added 20 after struggling in Game 1. Joakim Noah led the way for the Bulls with 21 points and eight rebounds, but it wasn’t nearly enough. C.J. Watson, starting in place of the injured Derrick Rose, struggled to find a rhythm as the starting point guard scoring just 12 points while Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer played poorly throughout the game.
Pick pretty much any play the Sixers ran in the second half. They outscored the Bulls 36-14 and dominated them in every aspect of the game.