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Chicago Defeats Philadelphia 115-111 - Recap

Philadelphia was victimized for 53 points and 10 rebounds by Jimmy Butler as the Bulls defeated the 76ers 115-111 in NBA action on Thursday.

Bettors who backed the Bulls were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -8.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 204.5.

Doug McDermott had 17 points for Chicago and E&apos;Twaun Moore chipped in with 14 points. Joakim Noah had 8 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.

The 76ers got a 25-point performance from Robert Covington, who was supported by 24 points from Ishmael Smith. Ishmael Smith had 8 assists in a losing cause for Philadelphia, while Nerlens Noel grabbed 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Philadelphia were victorious, as the score was 62-46 at the break.

Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 53-34.

Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Dallas looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head home to face Portland.