CHICAGO – Tyrese Maxey scored 16 of his 21 points during a dominant first half for Philadelphia and the 76ers defeated the Chicago Bulls 116-91 on Wednesday night.
De’Anthony Melton chipped in 25 and Tobias Harris finished with 20 as Philadelphia ended a four-game series split against Chicago. Joel Embiid added 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in just over 16 minutes of play.
The Sixers (49-23) moved within a half-game of tying Boston for second place in the Eastern Conference behind Milwaukee (52-20).
Philadelphia had won eight in a row before the double-overtime loss to Chicago. But the 76ers jumped on the Bulls early in the rematch, the first of four games on the road, with an efficient offensive performance.
Missing James Harden and Jalen McDaniels due to injuries, the Sixers started the game on a 23-1 run. They shot 48% from the field on the night and finished with five players in double digits in points.
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