The Philadelphia 76ers have their second chance to close out the Chicago Bulls this evening in game six of their first round playoff series after they were unable to get it done on Tuesday night in Chicago.
The 76ers lead 3-2 after falling 77-69 in game five, in the lowest scoring game of the 2012 playoffs so far.
It was the Bulls first win in the series since Derrick Rose went down with a torn ACL late in game one, an injury that appears to have derailed the Bulls title hopes for this season.
But the Bulls are a team that went 50-16 despite Rose playing in just 39 of those 66 games after he missed time throughout the season with a myriad of injuries.
For Philadelphia, a win would be one of the biggest moments in recent franchise history. Though the 76ers are one of basketball's storied franchises, they haven't won a playoff series since 2003 when their starting five included Allen Iverson, Eric Snow, Derrick Coleman and Keith Van Horne.
If Philadelphia can down the Bulls tonight it would be an excellent way to pay back a packed house of fans that have supported the team through some lean years.
The Bulls are battling for pride at this point. They have been shocked by a raft of injuries including, Rose, Jokim Noah and Taj Gibson, but as the East's number one seed they are not likely to go out without a fight.
Where to watch: The game can be viewed online at http://nbaliveonline.com/streaming/. It will also be broadcast nationally on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET.
Prediction: This is the end of the road for the Bulls. The 76ers have momentum, home court advantage, and an opportunity to do something great in front of their home fans. They will not miss the opportunity.
Predicted Score: Philadelphia over Chicago 85-79