Philadelphia 76ers (31-21, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (33-19, first in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan and Joel Embiid meet when Chicago hosts Philadelphia. DeRozan ranks fourth in the NBA averaging 26.6 points per game and Embiid leads the league averaging 29.0 points per game.
The Bulls are 22-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is third in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.4% from deep, led by Patrick Williams shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.
The 76ers are 17-13 against conference opponents. Philadelphia is the worst team in the Eastern Conference with just 42.2 rebounds per game led by Embiid averaging 10.9.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The 76ers won 114-105 in the last matchup on Nov. 7.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeRozan is scoring 26.6 points per game with 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.5 points and 13.6 rebounds while shooting 55.2% over the past 10 games for Chicago.
Embiid is averaging 29 points, 10.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 6-4, averaging 114.4 points, 45.0 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.1 points per game.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 108.5 points, 42.4 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Zach LaVine: out (back), Coby White: out (adductor), Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (finger), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).
76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Seth Curry: day to day (back), Shake Milton: out (back), Furkan Korkmaz: out (knee).