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There is something about those Philadelphia 76ers that trip the Chicago Bulls up.
During their last three meetings, the 76ers beat the Bulls 105-99, 97-85 and 98-82.
The Atlantic Division-leading 76ers (21-15) are ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference playoffs and could face the Bulls in the second round.
That's some cause for concern with Philly's three-game dominance of the Bulls, but the 76ers are tripping a bit by going 3-7.
Philly, under coach Doug Collins, plays defense just as well as the Bulls, allowing an NBA-best 87.1 points a game. Small forward Andre Iguodala (12.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists) is a great on-ball and help defender who anchors the 76ers' defense.
Jrue Holiday (13.6 points, 4.4 assists) needs to be disrupted in the passing lanes if the Bulls want to slow down the 76ers offensively. Derrick Rose can guard Holiday well and Rip Hamilton provides length on defensive switch-offs.
The Bulls Bench Mob and a healthy Rose will be enough to exact revenge.
Prediction: Bulls 91, 76ers 86