Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #71 Rodney Mott, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 22067

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 25 22 36 26 109
Chicago 28 27 14 23 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 35-31 19-14 16-17 W1
Chicago 50-16 26-7 24-9 L1

Recap


76ERS 109, BULLS 92: Jrue Holiday scored 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added six assists as visiting Philadelphia dominated in the second half and evened the series at a game apiece.

Evan Turner added 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Lou Williams bounced back from a tough Game 1 to add 20 points off the bench for the 76ers, who had six players reach double figures.

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Game 1, watched as his Chicago teammates built a lead in the first half and then fell apart quickly after the break.

The best defensive team in the league during the regular season, Chicago allowed Philadelphia to go off for 36 points in the third quarter alone and shoot 59 percent in the contest.

The series shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Friday.

The Bulls led, 55-47, at the half but allowed the 76ers to score on 10 of their first 11 possessions during a 21-6 run to start the third. Holiday scored seven points and handed out three assists during the spurt.

Philadelphia ended up shooting 68 percent (15 for 22) in the third quarter alone and finished the frame with a 10-1 burst to take an 83-69 lead into the fourth.

Chicago had no spark with which to start a run without Rose and the 76ers stretched it out to a 21-point lead, 91-70, early in the fourth before coasting to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and eight rebounds. … Chicago fell to 18-10 without Rose in the lineup this season. … The 76ers outrebounded the Bulls, 38-32. Chicago led the NBA in rebounding during the regular season.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Chicago
Jrue Holiday 26 Scoring Joakim Noah 21
Jrue Holiday 6 Assists Richard Hamilton 5
Lavoy Allen 9 Rebounds Joakim Noah 8
Evan Turner 3 Free Throws Made Taj Gibson 2
Louis Williams 2 Steals Carlos Boozer 1
Elton Brand 3 Blocks Luol Deng 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 109 59.0 5-12 12-15 23 38 7 7 9
Chicago 92 45.2 6-14 10-18 23 32 4 3 8

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Bulls have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .938 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Chicago. The 76ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .567 after a loss.
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