Sixers Power Past Bulls
Andre Iguodala helped the Philadelphia 76ers stamp themselves as a rising threat in the East, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 98-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Iguodala outplayed Derrick Rose and stuffed a month's worth of highlight video activity into one game. His one-handed dunks, around-the-back passes, and big 3s helped the Sixers lead the Eastern Conference-leading Bulls by 20 at the end of the third quarter.
In front of 18,325 fans, the Sixers confidence is skyrocketing along with the crowds at the Wells Fargo Center.
Thaddeus Young scored 19 points, Lavoy Allen had 14 and Lou Williams 14, all of the bench for the Sixers.
The Sixers (16-6) had used a soft schedule to race to their best start in nearly a decade. No padding their record this week. They beat Orlando on Monday, tamed the Bulls, and go for the home-week sweep against Miami on Friday.
C.J Watson scored 20 points and Rose had 18 for the Bulls.
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