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Podcast: Bulls lose to Sixers in Lauri Markkanen's return

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USA Today

The hunt for a playoff berth begins after the All-Star break and the Bulls took a trip right out the gate. The Bulls lose to the Sixers who were missing Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, 127-105, even though Lauri Markkanen returned to the lineup and played well.

Jason Goff, K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the loss and Billy Donovan's response to the loss in his postgame comments. The crew also breaks down the good game Lauri Markkanen had in his return and if it's sustainable. With the second half of the schedule one of the hardest in the East, can the Bulls make that playoff push?

(0:50) - Billy Donovan does not hold back in his comments about the start to the second half of the season

(8:07) - After his All-Star appearance, did Zach Lavine show up in the first game after the break?

(10:48) - Lauri Markkanen comes back dominant on offense, the crew breaks down his return to the team.

(16:06) - Will Wendell Carter Jr. ever find some comfort and his footing in this system this year?

(19:55) - The Bulls have a strong schedule in the second half, will they be able to handle it?

(25:05) - Otto Porter Jr. returns as well after an injury-riddled season

(27:05) - Thad Young odds to win Sixth Man of the Year

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