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Lopez takes on another mascot (0:22)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Bulls injury update against the 76ers: Denzel Valentine (ankle) will not play tonight. Cristiano Felício (ankle) felt good in practice and if he continues to, he will be in uniform tonight. Lauri Markkanen (elbow) and Omer Asik (inflammatory arthritis) are also out.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Fred Hoiberg says Kris Dunn is excused for tonight's game against the 76ers for a "personal matter." Cam Payne will start in his place. The incident causing Dunn's absence occurred yesterday (Wednesday). Hoiberg said it's too early to determine whether Dunn will return for Saturday's game.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Fred Hoiberg explains why he chose to stick with Portis, Dunn, Carter, LaVine and Holiday — not Parker — as his starting line up against Philadelphia: "In the preseason, I thought we played our best game against Indiana, or certainly our most complete game defensively, it was our best effort. We had three good defensive quarters against Denver. Now, going on the road against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference — very powerful team that's got a couple players that are unlike any other in this league in their home opener — it's going to be a great challenge for us, but just the way we went out early and competed (in the preseason games), I like the way it looked. We got Jabari going a little bit in that last game, running some different things with him as the facilitator, so I just like the look of it and that's most likely how we're going to start tomorrow."

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Agent: Portis, Bulls fail to reach extension

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis will likely become a restricted free agency in July, failing to reach a rookie contract extension before the Monday afternoon deadline, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Zach LaVine on Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins' work ethic: Kat (Towns) and Wigs (Wiggins) are some of my good friends. Wigs just had his newborn baby and congratulations to him on that. And Kat is a really laid back dude, but they are extremely competitive at the same time. They work hard. I feel like they are getting some flack in the media because some people are saying they don't work hard. People in the organization are saying that. But I think they are extremely hard workers. Whenever I am in the gym, they are too. I have seen Wigs go back late night after games that he didn't play well and go get shots up too. So, I think they are proven players in the NBA for sure. I think they will be just fine."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

I asked Zach LaVine if he is paying attention to the events unfolding with his former team in Minnesota. He said: "I feel like everybody is paying attention to it at some point because it goes across your ticker so much right now. But they are in a situation, I feel like that is professional sports though. You get hit with adversity. They are dealing with it the way they feel is best."

LaVine spins in reverse layup (0:20)
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Young Bulls shine vs. Pacers (1:00)
LaVine perfectly avoids defender for dunk (0:16)
Portis breezes by Oladipo for big dunk (0:22)
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9d

Tex Winter, pioneer of triangle offense, dies at 96

Hall of Fame coach Tex Winter, who pioneered the triangle offense that propelled the Bulls and Lakers to multiple NBA championships, has died at the age of 96.

Portis spins around defender for dunk (0:19)
9d

Taj Gibson, Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves Taj Gibson joins Waddle and Silvy. He tells them what happened at practice today with Jimmy Butler, and what he thinks the future holds for the team.

Monk grins after beautiful stepback (0:17)
Parker shakes and bakes for the finish (0:20)
LaVine slices his way to the rim for slam (0:18)
Parker sets up fast-break dunk for Holiday (0:16)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game108.0Tied-15th
Rebounds Per Game39.0Tied-25th
Assists Per Game28.0Tied-4th
Points Allowed127.028th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-1901.000
2017-182755.329
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610