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76ers Win Again, Beat Bulls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10

assists and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia

76ers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Chicago Bulls

107-104 on Saturday night.

Pegged to be one of the league's worst teams, the Sixers (3-0) have opened

the season with wins over Chicago, Washington and two-time defending champion

Miami.

Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Luol Deng had

20 points.

Still dealing with neck soreness, Derrick Rose finished with 13 points and

six assists for Chicago.

After trailing by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Sixers took a

100-99 lead with 3:29 left when Carter-Williams picked up a loose ball and

calmly laid it in. It was the Sixers' first lead since 11-10.

Rose hit a 3-pointer with 2:12 left to put the Bulls in front 104-102, but

the 2011 MVP committed turnovers on Chicago's next two possessions, allowing the

Sixers to tie the game on a layup by Evan Turner and then take a 105-104 lead

when Turner made one of two free throws.

With 5.9 seconds left, Hawes made a jumper to put the Sixers ahead 107-104.

Deng missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer at the other end to send the home

crowd into a frenzy.

The Bulls mostly controlled the game in the first half, closing the first

quarter on a 24-11 run before increasing their lead to 20 points late in the

second quarter.

But a 3-pointer from Hawes followed by a driving layup through traffic from

Carter-Williams cut the Bulls lead to 79-74 with just under 5 minutes remaining

in the third quarter, getting the crowd back into the game after a lifeless

first half.

The Sixers had a chance to take the lead after three quarters but a pull-up

jumper by Darius Morris rolled around the rim and out at the buzzer.

The Bulls shot 57.4 percent from the field in the first half but finished the

game shooting 45.2 percent.

The Sixers shot 48.8 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point

range.

Turner finished with 20 points, Thaddeus Young scored 13 and reserve Tony

Wroten contributed 11.

NOTES: Before Saturday's loss, the Bulls had won five straight over the

Sixers, dating to the 2011-12 season. . Saturday's game marked the first of four

straight at home for the Sixers. . Sixers coach Brett Brown used all 11

available players on his roster for the first time this season. Rookie Brandon

Davies made his NBA debut and banked in his first shot.

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