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Gordon leads Chicago's fourth-quarter rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris Duhon chased Allen Iverson around all
night on the defensive end and still had enough energy to
contribute some offense for the Chicago Bulls.

The rookie guard hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter
while helping to hold Iverson to six points in the final period of
the Bulls' 94-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday
night.

Iverson, playing his second straight game with a chipped bone in
his left thumb, led the Sixers with 31 points. But he converted
just 9-of-24 from the field and committed 11 turnovers, one short
of his season-high set March 8 against Golden State.

"My legs are a little tired right now," Duhon said of guarding
Iverson. "He's a tremendous player, so quick and no one guy can
play him. You need help and the big guys did just that."

Othella Harrington scored a season-high 24 points and Ben Gordon
had eight of his 22 in the fourth quarter as the Bulls snapped a
four-game losing streak.

It was Duhon's effort which earned the praise of Bulls coach
Scott Skiles.

"Duhon was just great," Skiles said. "He took a big charge,
made a big basket and did a real good job on Allen Iverson."

Iverson, the NBA's leading scorer, said he merely played a
sub-par game.

"Tonight was just a bad game, that's all," Iverson said.
"That's it. The calls weren't going our way and I missed a lot of
shots I normally make."

Kirk Hinrich contributed 21 points, nine assists and eight
rebounds for the Bulls.

Chris Webber was a late scratch for the 76ers with a compressed
nerve in his left leg. Philadelphia is 6-6 since acquiring Webber
in a trade with the Sacramento Kings.

The team did not announce how long it expected Webber to be
sidelined.

"I knew that he had discomfort in his Achilles when he woke up
today," Sixers coach Jim O'Brien said. "The staff called me and
said they would check him out. When he came in, there was some
swelling. They got it down but it was too tender for him to play."

The Bulls overcame a poor shooting performance (37 percent) with
some clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter.

After Philadelphia's Samuel Dalembert cut the lead to 89-87 with
2:00 remaining, the Bulls responded with a basket by Antonio Davis
and a three-point play by Tyson Chandler to seal the victory. Davis
had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Dalembert had 16 points and a season-high 17 rebounds while Marc
Jackson added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers.

The Sixers, who shot 27-of-76 from the field (36 percent) and
just 5-of-20 from 3-point territory, led 73-67 with 11:05 left in
regulation.

But the Bulls went on a 12-0 run to take a 79-73 lead with 7:28
to go.

Philadelphia did not hit a field goal for the first 4:49 of the
fourth quarter.

"You always try not to get too frustrated," O'Brien said. "We
have to take better care of the ball. We have to get loose balls,
and we have to take pride once we challenge shots to go in as a
team and rebound the ball."

Game notes
Bulls forward Eddy Curry missed his third straight game
with a strained left hamstring.

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