Final

Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 11/14

Game 1: Saturday, November 14th
76ers88Final
Bulls94
Game 2: Wednesday, February 3rd
Bulls103Final
OT
76ers106
Game 3: Saturday, February 20th
76ers90Final
Bulls122
Game 4: Saturday, March 20th
Bulls98Final
76ers84

Bulls 98

(32-37, 13-23 away)

76ers 84

(24-46, 11-23 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:00 PM ET, March 20, 2010

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHI 21 31 25 2198
    PHI 17 23 22 2284

    Top Performers

    Chicago: D. Rose 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Philadelphia: M. Speights 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl

    Bulls end 10-game skid with win over 76ers

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Ninety minutes before the tip-off, Derrick Rose was flexing his wrist in the locker room. He then flexed his All-Star form in a game the Chicago Bulls desperately needed to win.

    Rose scored 23 points in his return from a sprained left wrist, and Chicago snapped its losing streak at 10 games with a 98-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

    "I've been working out and doing a lot of running, but it was just great to be back with the team," Rose said.

    Kirk Hinrich added 17 points and 11 assists, Brad Miller had 16 points, and Hakim Warrick had 13 for the Bulls, 2 1/2 games behind Toronto for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

    Rose sparked the Bulls with a 9-for-16 shooting performance, including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.

    "I got a lot of open shots," Rose said. "It seemed like they were giving me the shots. I was open. I had to take them."

    Marreese Speights had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Philadelphia. The 76ers have lost 12 of their last 14 games and are 11-23 at home.

    Samuel Dalembert added 16 points for Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala had 11, and Jrue Holiday had 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

    "We just didn't have it," Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said.

    Chicago built a 21-point lead and had a 77-62 advantage after the third quarter.

    Joakim Noah and Miller scored consecutive baskets to open the fourth to quickly put the Bulls back ahead by 19. The Sixers, 1 of 17 from 3-point range, never got within single digits the rest of the way.

    "As a team, we have to do a better job," Dalembert said. "We have to recognize situations and play better."

    Rose missed the Bulls' previous four games, while Noah returned after missing 10 straight games because of a left foot injury.

    "Having Rose and Noah back really helped," Chicago coach Vinny Del Negro said. "It was a nice win, knowing what we've been through."'

    Game notes


    Iguodala is 1 for 26 from 3-point range in his last eight games. ... Philadelphia forward Thaddeus Young (right thumb fracture) was inactive. ... The Bulls committed only two turnovers in the first half. ... Sixers guard Lou Williams didn't play in the second half because of back spasms. ... Chicago forward Chris Richard was whistled for a technical foul with 59.2 seconds left in the third quarter.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHI
    PHI
    Points 98 84
    FGM-FGA 36-80 (.450) 33-82 (.402)
    3PM-3PA 7-18 (.389) 1-17 (.059)
    FTM-FTA 19-27 (.704) 17-26 (.654)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 4-41 9-46
    Assists 29 16
    Turnovers 10 10
    Steals 7 6
    Blocks 4 2
    Fast Break Points 20 38
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (1/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 4

    Top Performers

    Chicago
    Philadelphia
    Derrick Rose Rose
    Points: 23
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 1
    Marreese Speights Speights
    Points: 17
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 0
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0