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Sixers-Bulls: Looking to corral surprisingly streaking Chicago

The Bulls have won five consecutive games.

Justin Holiday (left) averages 13.6 points for the Bulls.
Justin Holiday (left) averages 13.6 points for the Bulls.Read moreChris Sweda / Chicago Tribune

 76ers  (14-14) at Chicago Bulls (8-20)

Monday at 8 p.m., at United Center.

Talking points

The undermanned Sixers face one of the league hottest teams in the Windy City. The Bulls are riding a five-game winning streak. They have scored more than 100 points in each of those five games. The Bulls had passed the century mark in only eight of their first 23 games.

How to watch and follow the game

  1. TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia

  2. Radio: 97.5 FM

  3. Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah

Starting lineups

Sixers (14-14)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  15.1 ppg. 6.3 rpg.

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  11.9 ppg. 6.9 rpg.

5 Amir Johnson C 6-10 4.2 ppg. 5.1 rpg.

17 JJ Redick G 6-4  17.0 ppg. 3.6 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 17.3 ppg. 7.8 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 89-267)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation, out); Justin Anderson (shin splints, out); Joel Embiid (back tightness, back-to-back restriction, out);  Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, out).

Bulls (8-20)

45 Denzel Valentine G 6-6 9.0 ppg. 5.2 rpg.

24 Lauri Markkanen  PF 7-0 14.7  ppg. 8.1 rpg.

42 Robin Lopez C 7-0 13.5 ppg. 5.6 rpg.

7 Justin Holiday SG 6-6 13.6 ppg. 4.6 rpg.

32  Kris Dunn G 6-4 12.9 ppg. 5.2 apg.

Coach: Fred Hoiberg (third season, 91-101)

Injury report: Zach LaVine (left ACL, out), Cameron Payne (right foot, out), Lauri Markkanen (back spasms, questionable).

Head to head

The Sixers hold a 117-104 series advantage and lost three of last season's four meetings.

Coming games

Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento Kings at Sixers

Thursday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Toronto Raptors at Sixers

Saturday: 5 p.m., at Air Canada Centre, Sixers at Raptors

Dec. 25: Noon, at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at Knicks

Dec. 28: 10:30 p.m., at Moda Center, Sixers at Trail Blazers