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Butler, Wade lead Bulls to rout of 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) 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.''

The Bulls ran away from the 76ers with a dominant third quarter in which they outscored Philadelphia 33-17 to enter the fourth quarter ahead 90-64.

''To come out with this type of effort was terrific,'' Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. ''We had good urgency out of the gate.''

Butler had nine points in the period as Chicago did damage inside and outside. Wade's fastbreak dunk early in the period helped the Bulls match their largest lead to that point at 67-52. And the advantage was 20, 79-59, with 4:35 left in the period after a pretty sequence that featured a Wade layup from Rajon Rondo followed by a Butler layup from Wade. Chicago ended the quarter with consecutive 3-pointers from Denzel Valentine and Nikola Mirotic.

The lead was 28 points with just over seven minutes left in the game when Hoiberg emptied his bench.

ROAD BLISS

Hoiberg said a long road trip can test a team's mettle.

''You either come out of it loving each other or hating each other, and I think our guys grew,'' he said. ''Now we have to go home and play with the same type of urgency and effort.''

MISSING EMBIID

A leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, Embiid missed his fifth game as part of his rehab plan for a foot injury that cost him the last two seasons. Embiid is averaging 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds in just 22.6 minutes as he is on a minutes restriction.

That restriction caused him to sit out the second overtime of Philadelphia's 104-99 loss to Memphis on Wednesday night. Embiid could return for Sunday's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers though Brown was noncommittal.

During the third quarter, fans chanted ''Free The Process! Free The Process'' in reference to Embiid's nickname, ''The Process.''

WADE'S IMPACT

Butler spoke afterward about how Wade helps the Bulls on and off the court. On the court, the double-teams Wade draws gives everyone open looks. Off the court, Wade's contribution may be more significant.

''He gives everybody confidence because he knows what it takes to win,'' Butler said.

TALKING TRASH

Wade seemed to thrive on back-and-forth talk with Philadelphia's Jerryd Bayless.

''Friendly banter,'' Wade joked.

TIP-INS

Bulls: G Michael Carter-Williams, out since Oct. 31 with a left wrist and left knee injury, had a cast placed on his left wrist. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Hoiberg said prior to the game. ... Hoiberg said he didn't have a timetable for the return of Doug McDermott, who missed his sixth game due to a concussion.

76ers: Vince Papale, a former Philadelphia Eagles walk-on receiver whose story was made into the movie Invincible, rang the bell as part of the 76ers' pregame festivities. ... Former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard was in attendance.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Lakers on Wednesday night.

76ers: Host Cavaliers on Sunday.

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Key Players
J. Butler
21 SF
J. Embiid
21 C
22.5 Min. Per Game 22.5
17.8 Pts. Per Game 17.8
1.3 Ast. Per Game 1.3
7.6 Reb. Per Game 7.6
49.0 Field Goal % 48.5
42.6 Three Point % 46.2
88.7 Free Throw % 77.8
  Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis 0:15
  Timothe Luwawu missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:17
  Defensive rebound by Sergio Rodriguez 0:32
  Cristiano Felicio missed layup 0:34
+ 1 Timothe Luwawu made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:46
+ 1 Timothe Luwawu made 1st of 2 free throws 0:46
  Personal foul on Jerian Grant 0:46
  Lost ball turnover on Jerian Grant 0:46
  Defensive rebound by Cristiano Felicio 0:55
  Richaun Holmes missed jump shot 0:57
  Defensive rebound by Timothe Luwawu 1:03
Team Stats
Points 105 89
Field Goals 40-90 (44.4%) 31-78 (39.7%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 9-22 (40.9%)
Free Throws 19-26 (73.1%) 18-22 (81.8%)
Total Rebounds 57 51
Offensive 11 8
Defensive 40 40
Team 6 3
Assists 24 18
Steals 10 7
Blocks 5 8
Turnovers 14 19
Fouls 17 21
Technicals 0 1
26 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
14 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Bulls 10-6 23343315105
home team logo 76ers 4-12 1928172589
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 10-6 PPG RPG APG
home team logo 76ers 4-12 108.7 PPG 48.5 RPG 24.4 APG
Key Players
D. Wade SG PPG RPG APG FG%
E. Ilyasova SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Wade SG 26 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
E. Ilyasova SF 14 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
44.4 FG% 39.7
28.6 3PT FG% 40.9
73.1 FT% 81.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Butler 26 4 3 10/15 1/2 5/6 1 31 1 0 0 1 3 0 37
D. Wade 26 5 2 11/18 1/3 3/5 2 29 3 1 1 1 4 0 38
T. Gibson 12 6 1 4/5 0/0 4/5 2 22 0 2 3 0 6 0 19
R. Lopez 10 5 1 4/11 0/0 2/2 1 23 0 1 2 3 2 0 16
R. Rondo 6 8 10 2/5 0/0 2/3 2 26 2 0 1 0 8 0 35
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Butler 26 4 3 10/15 1/2 5/6 1 31 1 0 0 1 3 0 37
D. Wade 26 5 2 11/18 1/3 3/5 2 29 3 1 1 1 4 0 38
T. Gibson 12 6 1 4/5 0/0 4/5 2 22 0 2 3 0 6 0 19
R. Lopez 10 5 1 4/11 0/0 2/2 1 23 0 1 2 3 2 0 16
R. Rondo 6 8 10 2/5 0/0 2/3 2 26 2 0 1 0 8 0 35
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
I. Canaan 8 5 1 2/9 2/7 2/2 1 26 1 0 2 0 5 0 14
N. Mirotic 6 3 2 2/5 1/3 1/3 0 25 2 0 2 1 2 0 13
B. Portis 6 5 3 3/6 0/1 0/0 3 19 0 0 0 2 3 0 17
D. Valentine 5 3 0 2/9 1/5 0/0 2 22 1 0 0 0 3 0 9
J. Grant 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
R. Hunter 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
C. Felicio 0 5 1 0/5 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 1 0 3 2 0 8
M. Carter-Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. McDermott - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Zipser - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 105 51 24 40/90 6/21 19/26 17 241 10 5 14 11 40 0 207
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Ilyasova 14 7 2 5/8 1/2 3/4 1 26 0 0 1 1 6 0 24
J. Bayless 11 4 2 4/10 1/1 2/2 1 26 0 0 2 1 3 0 17
J. Okafor 10 6 1 5/11 0/0 0/2 3 27 1 1 1 1 5 0 19
G. Henderson 5 1 0 2/7 1/3 0/0 3 19 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
R. Covington 2 1 0 0/4 0/3 2/2 3 20 2 1 2 1 0 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Ilyasova 14 7 2 5/8 1/2 3/4 1 26 0 0 1 1 6 0 24
J. Bayless 11 4 2 4/10 1/1 2/2 1 26 0 0 2 1 3 0 17
J. Okafor 10 6 1 5/11 0/0 0/2 3 27 1 1 1 1 5 0 19
G. Henderson 5 1 0 2/7 1/3 0/0 3 19 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
R. Covington 2 1 0 0/4 0/3 2/2 3 20 2 1 2 1 0 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Holmes 13 5 0 4/8 1/2 4/4 1 21 1 3 2 3 2 0 20
N. Stauskas 13 5 3 5/9 2/4 1/2 1 24 0 3 3 0 5 0 24
H. Thompson 11 5 2 4/5 3/3 0/0 3 21 2 0 0 0 5 0 22
T. Luwawu 6 3 1 1/4 0/2 4/4 1 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 11
D. Saric 4 7 3 1/6 0/0 2/2 2 22 0 0 3 0 7 0 14
S. Rodriguez 0 3 3 0/4 0/2 0/0 2 14 0 0 3 1 2 0 6
T. McConnell 0 1 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 12 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Embiid - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 48 18 31/78 9/22 18/22 21 242 7 8 19 8 40 0 169