Sixers-Bulls preview: A great chance to end road skid

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The Sixers' Robert Covington knocking the ball away from the Bulls' David Nwaba (11) and Justin Holiday (7) during the teams’ meeting in January at the Wells Fargo Center.

76ers (30-25) at Chicago Bulls (20-37)

Thursday at 8 p.m., at United Center

Talking points

The Bulls have lost nine of their last 11 games. However, they have hit 627 three-pointers through 57 games — only 24 threes shy of the single-season team record of 651 set in 2015-16. Center Cristiano Felicio will make his first start of the season Thursday. This looks like the perfect opportunity for Sixers to snap four-game road losing streak.

How to watch and follow the game

  • TV and streaming: NBC Philadelphia
  • Radio: 97.5 FM
  • Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers

Starting lineups

Sixers (30-25)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  12.8 ppg. 5.6 rpg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  14.7 ppg. 6.9 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.7 ppg. 11.1 rpg.

17 J.J. Redick SG 6-4  16.9 ppg. 3.3 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 16.4 ppg. 7.3 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 105-278)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (shooting rehabilitation, out); Justin Anderson (sprained right ankle, out); Demetrius Jackson (left adductor strain, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, left foot, out).

Bulls (20-37)

11 David Nwaba SG 6-4 6.8 ppg 4.2 rpg.

24 Lauri Markkanen PF 7-0 15.43  ppg. 7.7 rpg.

6 Cristiano Felicio C 6-10 3.8 ppg. 2.7 rpg.

8 Zach Lavine SG 6-5 16.9 ppg. 4.5 rpg.

32 Kris Dunn PG 6-4 13.5 ppg. 6.3 apg.

Coach: Fred Hoiberg (third season, 103-118)

Injury report:  None

Head to head

The Sixers hold a 118-105 series advantage. The teams have split this season’s two meetings.

Coming games

Saturday: 5 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Orlando Magic vs. Sixers

Sunday: 8 p.m., at Capital One Arena, Sixers vs. Washington Wizards

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Arena, Sixers vs. Miami Heat

March 1: 8 p.m., at Quicken Loans Arena, Sixers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

March 2: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Charlotte Hornets vs. Sixers