76ers (14-14) at Chicago Bulls (8-20)
Monday at 8 p.m., at United Center.
The undermanned Sixers face one of the league hottest teams in the Windy City. The Bulls are riding a five-game winning streak. They have scored more than 100 points in each of those five games. The Bulls had passed the century mark in only eight of their first 23 games.
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33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 15.1 ppg. 6.3 rpg.
9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 11.9 ppg. 6.9 rpg.
5 Amir Johnson C 6-10 4.2 ppg. 5.1 rpg.
17 JJ Redick G 6-4 17.0 ppg. 3.6 apg.
25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.3 ppg. 7.8 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 89-267)
Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation, out); Justin Anderson (shin splints, out); Joel Embiid (back tightness, back-to-back restriction, out); Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, out).
45 Denzel Valentine G 6-6 9.0 ppg. 5.2 rpg.
24 Lauri Markkanen PF 7-0 14.7 ppg. 8.1 rpg.
42 Robin Lopez C 7-0 13.5 ppg. 5.6 rpg.
7 Justin Holiday SG 6-6 13.6 ppg. 4.6 rpg.
32 Kris Dunn G 6-4 12.9 ppg. 5.2 apg.
Coach: Fred Hoiberg (third season, 91-101)
Injury report: Zach LaVine (left ACL, out), Cameron Payne (right foot, out), Lauri Markkanen (back spasms, questionable).
Head to head
The Sixers hold a 117-104 series advantage and lost three of last season’s four meetings.
Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento Kings at Sixers
Thursday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto Raptors at Sixers
Saturday: 5 p.m., at Air Canada Centre, Sixers at Raptors
Dec. 25: Noon, at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at Knicks
Dec. 28: 10:30 p.m., at Moda Center, Sixers at Trail Blazers