Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 5/6/12


Coming into the playoffs, the first round matchup between the Bulls and Sixers seemed to be a lock for the city of Chicago.

The NBA's #1 seeded team was expected to run all over the Sixers who, down the stretch in the second half of the season struggled mightily.

Fast forward to the Sunday afternoon of May 6th and you'll see the Philadelphia 76ers with a commanding 3-1 series lead over the injury ridden Chicago Bulls.

Sunday's 89-82 win over the Rose and Noah-less Bulls was a statement win for this Sixers squad. After losing Game 1 to Chicago, they've rolled off 3 straight victories and are now poised to eliminate a championship favorite in Game 5 on Tuesday.

QUICK HITS From Game 4's 89-82 Sixers Win:
  • Spencer Hawes had by far his best playoff performance with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist. He carried the Sixers through the beginning part of Game 4.
  • Almost as impressive was Jrue Holiday, who registered yet another 20 point performance in these playoffs. He also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Andre Iguodala led the team with 12 boards and finished with 14 points, which was 3rd best on the team.
  • After outscoring the Bulls 24-15 in the 1st quarter, the Sixers were outscored and held to 20 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters before pulling away in the 4th.
  • The Chicago Bulls are a very pround team, and despite having Derrick Rose out of the lineup and now star center Joakim Noah for an undisclosed period of time, look for them to put up a fight in Game 5.

    The series shifts back to Chicago for a 9:30pm start on Tuesday. #showyaluv

    MORE FROM YARDBARKER

    Greek federation blames Bucks for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s EuroBasket absence

    Buccaneers-Jaguars game drew ridiculously awful ratings

    Report: Cam Newton to see increase in workload next week

    Desperate Seahawks must trade for left tackle to save season

    Akron stores selling LeBron James 'stay home' apparel

    LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
    GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

    James Harden: Chris Paul ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Joakim Noah: 'We didn’t lose all those games because of Phil Jackson'

    Most surprising remaining NFL free agents

    This is what makes Damian Lillard the 15th best player in the NBA

    Leonard Fournette 'confident' he'll play in Week 1

    Why wouldn’t you sell Philippe Coutinho for £114 million?

    Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

    Best of Yardbarker: NFL goes in on Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA

    BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

    The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

    Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

    Box Score 8/18: Reds and Cubs claw through a 23-run game

    The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

    Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

    NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

    Box Score 8/17: Interleague games bring the fireworks

    The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

    The top 20 left-handed pitchers of all-time

    NBA News
    Delivered to your inbox
    You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

    By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

    Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

    BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

    The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

    Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

    The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

    Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

    NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

    The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

    BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Charles Oakley slams the phone — and his opponents — down

    The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

    Today's Best Stuff
    For Publishers
    Company Info
    Help
    Follow Yardbarker