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Sixers host Chicago Bulls tonight

The Sixers host the Bulls tonight, the team that crushed them a couple weeks ago.

Sixers host Chicago Bulls tonight

 Revenge isn't often a word you hear during the long grind that is the NBA regular season. But the Sixers probably have a sprinkle of it on their minds as they face a Chicago Bulls team tonight that pasted them by 45 points on Dec. 21 in Chicago.

The Sixers are coming off a gutsy win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, just a day after getting home from a long, eight-game road trip.

Here are some keys tonight for the Sixers:

*Slow down the Bulls. It isn't easy to do. They will get the ball out of the basket and down the court as fast as any team in the league, thanks to point guard Derrick Rose.

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*Contain the big three. After Rose, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng, the Bulls are limited offensively. The Sixers need to keep these three from doing too much damage.

*Get some scoring from Jodie Meeks. It is amazing how much better the team looks when Meeks is getting shots and making them. He hasn't been scoring, or shooting, much lately. They need him to provide some punch.

*Keep riding Holiday. Jrue Holiday is playing the best stretch of basketball ever in the NBA, and at times has carried this team offensively of late. Following his early-game motor is a good idea.


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Bob Cooney
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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