ESPN.com and NBA analyst Ric Bucher called into "The Sportsbash Warmup" with Todd Ranck on Wednesday to talk about the Sixers Game 2 victory against the Chicago Bulls 109-92.

Bucher says the Sixers could actually find themselves in the Eastern Conference Finals, "if they grab a hold of this series and play an Indiana in the second round."

He also made sure to emphasize the importance of Derrick Rose on the defensive end saying "Rose is the best PG in the league fighting through screens. He's even better than Chris Paul."

Sixers PG Jrue Holiday led his team with a game high 26 points, while Lou Williams contributed 20 points off the bench.  Bulls C Joakim Noah led his Bulls with 20 points.

The Sixers & Bulls series comes to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4 Friday night and Sunday afternoon and is guaranteed to return to Chicago for Game 5 Tuesday night.

Ric Bucher covers the NBA for ESPN and ESPN The Magazine.

 

Listen to Ric Bucher on "The Sportsbash Warmup" right here:

Contact Pete Giordano: 973espn@gmail.com