No Bull, Sixers Outdueled Chicago, 100-89

Money in the bank… that is the Philadelphia 76ers (27-16) at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Chicago Bulls (15-28) were the latest to feel the wrath of Philly at the Wells Fargo Center with the home team improving to lights out, 20-2 in their home arena.

The Bulls held a one-point lead at the half, 47-46 before the Philly defense took over and rookie Matisse Thybulle took over to shut down the Bulls’ biggest threat, Zach Levine to only 11 first-half points.

Levine finished with 28 points and Coby White had 14 to pace the Bulls.

For Philly, it was the usual suspects with Furkan Kormaz leading the way with a 24 point night aided by a 20 point contest from Al Horford and the normal double double from Ben Simmons with a 20 point, 11 rebound performance.

Not to be lost in the euphoria was a terrible technical foul on the Philly boys.

Immediately after a Kormaz three-pointer, Philadelphia was cited with six players on the court which, of course, took the points off the board and gave Chicago a free throw.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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