Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 5/1/12

Heading into Tuesday night, the Sixers knew they had a chance with Derrick Rose now out of the lineup to make some noise in the first round of these playoffs. In Game 2, they did that an more.

The Bulls played a strong first half, and an especially strong 2nd quarter to hold a 55-47 lead at the half. 

The real story of the Sixers 109-92 win was their dominance in the 3rd quarter. The team came out storming, outscoring the Bulls 36-14 to ultimately swing the game in their favor.

The Sixers outscored Chicago 62-37 in the 2nd half... no "Bull-****". It was the speed of the Sixers and their vintage "run and gun" style breakout that was ultimately too much for the Bulls to handle.

Coach Collins also stressed how they needed to be better on the boards against this Chicago team, and they did exactly that in the 2nd half. The Sixers out-rebounded the Bulls 22-12 over the final two quarters.

The standout stars for the Sixers were undoubtedly the trio of Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, and Lou Williams. Each guy played an important role in Tuesday night's big win, and all of them set career playoff bests in points.

Here are their stat lines:

  • Holiday 26 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists.
  • Turner 19 points, 7 rebounds.
  • Williams 20 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists.

Andre Iguodala added 11 points and Elton Brand netted 12. They were also key components for the series evening win.

It's important for the Sixers to keep their foot on the gas come Friday when the series shifts back to Philadelphia. They've taken home court advantage away from the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference and it's time for them to take the Bulls by the horns (pun intended).

Tip-off is set for 8:00pm.

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