NBA Scores: Chicago Bulls hand 76ers 24th straight loss

Posted Mar 22, 2014 by Larry Seely
The Chicago Bulls put Philadelphia just two games short of an NBA record 26 straight losses after defeating the 76ers 91-81 on Saturday night.
Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls
Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls
flickr/Keith Allison
Philly is playing terrible basketball, but injuries have played a big part in the losing streak. Thaddeus Young had a terrific game, scoring a game high 28 points, but with just one other player scoring in double figures, another lose was inevitable.
Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 20 points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots as Chicago once again played some tough defense. Jimmy Butler added 17 points, but the real help came off the bench as D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson both added 16 points.
Philly really struggled from the outside, making just one of 20 three point shots on the night, but until this team can add more fire power on offense, this franchise will continue to struggle.
The good news for fans of the 76ers: the team has seven picks in a very deep 2014 NBA Draft, but adding a veteran to help all these youngsters should be a priority this off-season.
Chicago improved to 39-31 on the year and playing some good basketball of late. The Bulls are now tied for third in the East with Toronto, but just 1.5 games ahead of Brooklyn for that coveted home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.