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76ers Top Bulls 89-82 For 3-1 Series Lead

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.

Elton Brand #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers dishes off a pass to teammate Spencer Hawes #00 while being pressure by Carlos Boozer #5 and Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls
Elton Brand #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers dishes off a pass to teammate Spencer Hawes #00 while being pressure by Carlos Boozer #5 and Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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 game to put the Sixers one win away from joining the list. Game 5 is Tuesday in Chicago.

The top-seeded Bulls played without Derrick Rose (torn ACL) and Joakim Noah (sprained ankle). Rose is out for the season and Noah is day to day for the rest of the series.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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