Found May 04, 2012 on
Philly Sports Live:
PHILADELPHIA—Spencer Hawes scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and hit the go-ahead jumper late in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers rally to beat the Chicago Bulls 79-74 on Friday night and take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Hawes scored 10 clutch points in the fourth to give the eighth-seeded Sixers the surprising series lead.
Game 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.
Already playing the rest of the series without reigning MVP Derrick Rose, the Bulls got another scare in the third quarter when Joakim Noah left with a sprained left ankle. Noah, who scored 12 points, returned in the fourth quarter and mostly hobbled around the court.
With Rose out, the Sixers believed they were in perfect position to knock off the top-seeded Bulls and build a series lead on their home court.
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Julius Erving has returned to the Philadelphia 76ers as a strategic adviser.
The Sixers made the announcement Friday at halftime of Game 3 of their playoff series against Chicago. Erving's deal runs through 2015 and he will be available to the franchise on an as-needed basis.
He will counsel CEO Adam Aron and managing owner Joshua Harris. Erving will also take on a larger role...
With the Chicago Bulls’ only high-profile star sidelined due to injury, the Bulls/Sixers series will be bumped to ESPN2 on Friday night. Friday’s Game 3 of the Bulls/Sixers first round NBA playoff series has been moved from ESPN to ESPN2. The game will remain at 8 PM ET. As a result, Hawks/Celtics Game 3 has been moved from ESPN2 to ESPN. The game will remain at 7:30 PM ET. Unfortunately...
The Sixers are home today at 1:00 to face the Chicago Bulls in game 4 of the NBA playoffs first round. Philadelphia is coming off of two straight wins in the series, and now hold a 2-1 series lead.
The Bulls as we all know, are without Derrick Rose, but things are getting worse for Chicago. The Bulls star center Joakim Noah will be out of the lineup today as he is nursing a...
With a series tying 109-92 win on Tuesday night, the Sixers come home to the Wells Fargo Center for Game 3. The Sixers will look to shock the basketball world tonight and take a 2-1 series lead over the number one ranked, Rose-less Chicago Bulls.
Andre Iguodala is expected to play, although he was fighting through tendinitis in his right Achilles. Wells Fargo Center will be going...
Luol Deng hopes to play in the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.
Joakim Noah injures ankle in Sixers win over Bulls
You never want to see someone get hurt, but there's no denying that went Derrick Rose fell to the floor last weekend that it helped the Celtics' title chances, even if just a little. With Rose out of the picture, the No. 1 Bulls are far from invincible, meaning the Eastern Conference is there for the taking. Sure, the Heat look good as they take a 3-0 series lead against...
And with a last-second Kyle Korver brick, the Sixers have arrived.
Game 3 in Philadelphia was a hard-fought battle on both sides. While the game was close all the way through, this Philadelphia 76ers did something tonight that seemed almost unfathomable through most of the season… They closed out a close game. Hey buckle down on defense, buried a few clutch shots and hit free throws...
Spencer Hawes scored 22 points and Jrue Holiday had 20 to help the surprising Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 on Sunday and take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Andre Iguodala had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, who have won the last three games after losing Game 1.
Holiday stretched the lead with consecutive 3-pointers late in the...
If you consider the fact that reigning MVP Derrick Rose missed almost half the season to various injuries, the Chicago Bulls had a hell of a season. The Bulls still would've had a hell of a season even if Rose hadn't missed all those games. They finished with the same record as the San Antonio Spurs and looked great, especially on defense even when Rose was out. Much...
It was a Titanic development for the Chicago Bulls and their fans.