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Can The Sixers Beat the Bulls Twice?

Can The Sixers Beat the Bulls Twice?

When the Philadelphia 76ers emerged victorious over the Chicago Bulls by
a convincing 98-82 margin back at the beginning of February, it was
(and remains) the biggest win of the season for the Sixers, that
long-overdue "statement win" against an elite team that proved that
Philly deserved to be taken seriously in the Eastern Conference. Great
as that win was, the Sixers' play since—going 6-9, with only two wins
over plus-.500 teams—makes it look less like a statement and more like a
fluke, especially considering that the Bulls were missing two starters
at the time.

Meanwhile, while the Sixers have wilted since their big W, the Bulls
have kicked into another gear since the loss, going 12-2 in their 14
games since. Perhaps more importantly, they finally have their full
starting lineup (as well as their entire second unit) healthy and
gelling together, and currently sit at 30-8 for the season, the best
record in the NBA. If the Sixers won tonight, it might not quite be the
"statement" the first win was, but it would almost certainly be the more
impressive, harder-fought win—and lord knows the Ballers could use it.

Of course, as in the teams' first meeting, the Sixers will have to do so
without Spencer Hawes. No excuses in this lockout-shortened,
injury-heavy season, but man would it be nice to have our big man back
tonight—the Bulls weren't able to use size to much advantage in game
one, but with the Bulls' starting wings back to put pressure on the
team's perimeter defenders, you have to think that the interior is gonna
be vulnerable with Lavoy Allen, Nik Vucevic and Elton Brand
constituting the team's last line of defense. (In fact, if we ended up
seeing a healthy dose of Tony Battie tonight, I wouldn't be surprised.)

7:00 tip from the Wells Fargo Center. Our second national telecast in a
row tonight, with Dan Shulman and Doris Burke on the call tonight for
ESPN. The Sixers have certainly earned these nationally televised games,
but they have to win a bunch of 'em—against tougher, less sentimental
competition than the Golden State Warriors—to keep 'em. Go Sixers.

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NBA Notes: Bulls bring back Doug Collins as special adviser

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NBA Notes: Bulls bring back Doug Collins as special adviser

CHICAGO -- Doug Collins has returned to the Chicago Bulls. Just not on the sideline this time around.

The rebuilding Bulls hired Collins on Tuesday to serve senior adviser of basketball operations, providing "an expert resource" for the front office and coaching staff.

Collins will report directly to executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson. General manager Gar Forman and coach Fred Hoiberg remain in their jobs.

"Doug will not be coaching," Paxson said. "Doug will not be a decision maker. None of the roles have changed."

While no one is getting fired at this point, Collins becomes another set of eyes for an organization that finally committed to a full rebuild after taking a patchwork approach in recent years (see full story).

Pelicans: Cunningham agrees to contract
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a one-year contract worth $2.3 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo, has not been announced.

The 6-foot-8 Cunningham spent the past three seasons in New Orleans, where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game last season.

The 30-year-old Cunningham has spent eight seasons in the NBA, beginning with Portland, which selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Villanova.

Cunningham could start for New Orleans at small forward in a lineup that would feature DeMarcus Cousins at center, Anthony Davis at power forward, Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.

Heat: Dragic retiring from Slovenia team
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- NBA guard Goran Dragic has confirmed he is retiring from the Slovenia team that won the European basketball championship.

Dragic says on Tuesday, "I achieved what I wanted, the gold medal, and this is the right time to bid farewell."

The 31-year-old Dragic led Slovenia with 35 points to beat Serbia 93-85 in the final on Sunday in Istanbul, earning the MVP award.

He says Slovenia's qualifying campaign for the 2019 world championship will start in November, and it would be impossible for him to play due to his professional duties with the Miami Heat in the NBA.

Tens of thousands of jubilant Slovenes greeted the new European champions on Monday in the capital of Ljubljana.