Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/1/12
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose is still sidelined and the Chicago Bulls never got to experience the playoff run they expected last spring. But they did enjoy a bit of revenge on Saturday, beating playoff foe Philadelphia 93-88 at the United Center. The Bulls entered the fourth quarter with a 3-point advantage and never lost the lead. A steal by Joakim Noah led to a fast-break dunk from Taj Gibson, giving the Bulls their largest lead at 76-68 with 7:40 remaining.Philadelphia closed within 81-79 with 2:57 left when Jrue Holiday hit a 3-pointer. Chicago answered with a Luol Deng jumper and Gibson dunk to make it 85-79 with 1:44 on the clock. The 76ers could have gotten possession trailing by three after Richard Hamilton missed a free throw with 14.7 seconds left. But Noah kept the rebound alive, tipped it out to Hamilton and he nailed both foul shots to clinch the result. Deng led the Bulls with 25 points, Hamilton had 15, while Noah finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Holiday led ...
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