Bulls extend 76ers' losing streak to 17 games

Mirotic scores 20 points and 10 rebounds as Chicago rout Philadelphia; Indiana outpace Orlando.

    Bulls handed Philadelphia their seventh successive loss of the season [AP]
    Bulls handed Philadelphia their seventh successive loss of the season [AP]

    Forward Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls beat Philadelphia 111-88, extending the 76ers' losing streak to 17 games.

    Forward Doug McDermott scored 18 points and centre Pau Gasol added 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots for the Bulls, who were without Joakim Noah because of a sore left knee.

    Philadelphia, 0-7 this season, also lost their final 10 games of the 2014-15 season. Their last victory came on March 25 against Denver.

    Elsewhere, forward Paul George scored 27 points while guard George Hill added 23, as the Indiana Pacers dominated the final 6-1/2 minutes in a 97-84 victory over the Orlando Magic.

    The Pacers trailed 81-78, but during the final 6:28, they outscored the Magic 19-3.

    Timberwolves 117, Hawks 107

    The Minnesota Timberwolves held on to end the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak in a 117-107 win.

    Other results:

    Nuggets 108, Trail Blazers 104

    Spurs 106, Kings 88

    Warriors 109, Pistons 95

    Clippers 94, Grizzlies 92

    SOURCE: Reuters


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