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76ers top Bulls 89-82 for 3-1 series lead


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Without a full roster, the Bulls barked at the refs, talked trash on the court and used every self-motivational tactic they knew to gain an edge on the Sixers.

Noah, injured in Game 3, took charge on the bench as head cheerleader. Wearing a protective walking boot, he clapped, cheered and offered instruction in the timeout huddle. Noah was needed more on the court than as a de facto assistant coach.

At a glance

76ERS 89, BULLS 82

FG FT Reb

Chicago Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Deng 32:39 5-11 0-1 2-5 0 0 11

Boozer 41:29 11-24 1-1 3-11 4 3 23

Asik 22:30 0-1 1-2 2-6 2 3 1

Watson 33:36 5-18 6-6 1-6 4 5 17

Hamilton 24:27 3-9 1-1 0-1 1 4 7

Gibson 31:34 6-11 2-3 2-12 2 3 14

Brewer 17:16 0-2 0-0 0-4 3 0 0

Korver 21:55 2-4 0-0 0-2 3 3 5

Lucas 14:24 2-5 0-0 1-1 2 2 4

Butler 0:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 240:01 34-85 11-14 11-48 21 23 82

Percentages: FG .400, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Korver 1-2, Deng 1-3, Watson 1-5, Lucas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 14 (24 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Gibson 4, Asik 3). Turnovers: 14 (Boozer 5, Hamilton 2, Lucas 2, Asik, Brewer, Deng, Gibson, Watson). Steals: 5 (Boozer 2, Hamilton, Korver, Watson). Technical Fouls: None.

FG FT Reb

Philly Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Iguodala 43:10 5-11 3-4 3-12 2 0 14

Brand 36:58 3-7 1-4 5-9 2 4 7

Hawes 36:09 9-11 3-4 2-8 1 2 22

Holiday 41:01 7-23 4-4 1-8 6 0 20

Turner 27:43 3-12 3-6 0-6 3 5 9

Williams 25:29 2-10 2-3 0-0 1 2 7

TYoung 18:22 2-4 4-4 1-2 0 3 8

Allen 3:33 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0

Meeks 7:36 0-1 2-2 0-0 1 1 2

Totals 240:01 31-79 22-31 12-46 16 18 89

Percentages: FG .392, FT .710. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263 (Holiday 2-7, Hawes 1-2, Iguodala 1-4, Williams 1-5, Meeks 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 9 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Hawes 3, Brand 2, Holiday). Turnovers: 8 (Holiday 3, Hawes 2, Turner 2, Brand). Steals: 6 (Iguodala 3, Holiday, Turner, T.Young). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 4:43 third.

Chicago 15 27 21 19 — 82

Philadelphia 24 20 20 25 — 89

Attendance » 20,412

Time » 2:37.

Officials » Dan Crawford, Dick Bavetta, Marc Davis.

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Boozer actively did his best to keep the Bulls in the game. He played through foul trouble to score 18 points through three quarters (matching his combined total for the first two games) and he fought for some of the tough rebounds Noah would grab.

It wasn’t enough.

The Sixers made 22 of 31 free throws to Chicago’s 11-for-14 effort. The Sixers only averaged 18.2 free-throw attempts this season.

"Bottom line, we’ve got to play better defense without fouling," Boozer said. "You can’t cry about the referees. It’s the playoffs. If we could hold them to 17, 18 points in the fourth quarter, maybe we win that game."

Iguodala played through right Achilles’ tendinitis to make so many impact plays for the Sixers. He halted a Bulls run in the third with a 3 for a 57-56 lead. Bad leg and all, he still soared for a thunderous dunk on the break in the first half for an eight-point lead. One of the worst fourth-quarter foul shooters in the NBA, Iguodala even made both with 26.6 seconds left.

"I think the adrenaline carried me through the game," Iguodala said. "It’s hard to get on your toes, that’s the hardest thing."

Game 4 lacked the electric atmosphere early that accompanies a postseason game because the Broad Street Run was routed in front of the sports complex. The Wells Fargo Center was barely half full by tip and the announced crowd of 20,142 needed time to warm up.

By the time Holiday hit his 3s, the arena was going wild.


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His sharp shooting in clutch time came at the right time after a slow start.

Holiday and Turner continue to befuddle Collins with their inconsistency. The under-25 starting backcourt followed a solid Game 3 with a combined 3 for 22 for eight points in the first half. Lou Williams, perhaps the league’s top reserve, failed to bail them out with a 2-for-10 effort in the game. Their struggles were a key reason the depleted Bulls kept the score tight even without their two stars.

The Sixers crashed the boards early without Noah in the lineup and had 15 second-chance points in the half to grab a 10-point lead.

Hawes hit the go-ahead 20-footer late in the fourth for the Game 3 winner and he continued his hot hand into Sunday. He had made seven of his first eight shots, including a 3-pointer right before the second quarter buzzer to send the Sixers into halftime with 44-42 lead. Notes: Boxer Bernard Hopkins, former NBA great Dolph Schayes, former Sixers great Julius Erving and actor Bill Murray attended the game. ... Philadelphia last won a playoff series when it beat New Orleans in 2003. ... The Sixers hold a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series for the first time since the 1984 East semifinals. ... 76ers CEO Adam Aron said there was nothing the team could do about the start time.



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