PHILADELPHIA -- After a long, six-game road trip, the Chicago Bulls are heading home with a winning record and an infusion of confidence.
Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade had 26 points apiece to lead the Bulls to a 105-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
Taj Gibson added 12 points for the Bulls, who finished a six-game road trip with a 4-2 record. Butler rested for the entire fourth quarter of the blowout.
"On this trip, the way we performed, we started to understand we're a good team and can play with anyone in any building," Wade said. "It was a very successful trip and we finished it off right."
Chicago led from start to finish against the short-handed 76ers, who played without center Joel Embiid.
"I like the way we're playing," Butler said. "If we keep guarding, rebounding and doing what we're supposed to do, we're going to win a lot of games. Now we have to go home and win a couple more."
Ersan Ilyasova had 14 points to pace Philadelphia, which certainly could've used Embiid.
"You saw an NBA team that's good," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "That's a good team, a really good team."
Mandatory Roundball Rock:
The Starting Lineups:
PG: D'Angelo Russell
SG: Jordan Clarkson
SF: Luol Deng
PF: Julius Randle
C: Timofey Mozgov
PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Jimmy Butler
PF: Taj Gibson
C: Robin Lopez
GOOD LUCK CHARMS:
Great to be back home!