Noah's absence is no issue as Bulls handle 0-7 Sixers

– Nikola Mirotic had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Pau Gasol scored 16 points, leading the Chicago Bulls past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 111-88 on Monday night.

The Bulls played without Joakim Noah and still cruised to a 15-point lead in the first quarter. They eventually stretched the lead to 26 points. Doug McDermott scored 18 points and Derrick Rose had 12.

Philadelphia (0-7) has lost 17 straight games dating to March 27, 2015.


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