Philadelphia 89, Chicago 96

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #78 Scott Bolnick, #43 Dan Crawford
Attendance - 15738

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 21 20 28 27 96
Philadelphia 24 20 22 23 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 12-9 6-6 6-3 W1
Philadelphia 12-10 8-6 4-4 L1

Recap


Bulls 96, 76ers 89: Joakim Noah had a team-high 21 points and Luol Deng scored 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter as visiting Chicago defeated Philadelphia for the second time this month.

Marco Belinelli had 16 points and Deng added 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who secured a 55-45 edge in the second half to win their fourth straight road game.

Jrue Holiday had a game-high 26 points on 13-for-28 shooting for the 76ers, who fell for just the third time in their last 10 home outings.

Jimmy Butler drilled the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to give Chicago an 82-80 lead. The long-range shot ignited a 13-4 run for the Bulls, who posted a 93-88 victory over Philadelphia on Dec. 1.

After Holiday's long-range jumper gave the 76ers a 60-53 edge, Chicago closed the final five minutes of the third quarter on a 16-6 run. Nate Robinson started the rally with a 3-pointer and Belinelli and Taj Gibson had four points apiece.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago G Kirk Hinrich did not play after tweaking his left knee during Tuesday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Philadelphia's Jason Richardson tied Glen Rice for 11th all-time in 3-point field goals (1,559) after connecting from long-range in the fourth quarter to cut the 76ers' deficit to 86-83. ... Bulls G Marquis Teague recorded career highs with six points, four assists and two steals.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Philadelphia
Joakim Noah 21 Scoring Jrue Holiday 26
Joakim Noah 5 Assists Jrue Holiday 9
Luol Deng 12 Rebounds Spencer Hawes 10
Joakim Noah 7 Free Throws Made Evan Turner 2
Marco Belinelli 2 Steals Jrue Holiday 2
Joakim Noah 3 Blocks Thaddeus Young 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 96 43.6 4-11 24-26 24 39 3 7 13
Philadelphia 89 45.1 2-14 5-11 19 44 8 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The 76ers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Bulls have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .778 after a loss.