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NBA Playoffs 2012: Game 3 Grades for Philadelphia 76ers
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Despite shooting just 34 percent from the field, the Philadelphia 76ers found a way to grind out a tough win in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. After playing to a draw in the first half, the Sixers looked like they would be able to control the Bulls with some stingy defense.

Things changed in the third quarter. The Bulls outscored the Sixers 21-11 in the game's penultimate quarter, and held a nine-point lead entering the fourth.

With no answer on offense (the Sixers shot just 1-14 from three) and no presence on the glass, it appeared that a Game 3 victory was in hand for Chicago.

Then, something strange happened. After Joakim Noah exited with a severe ankle sprain, the Sixers found life. The Sixers would end the game on a 26-7 run, led by Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner. Who would have guessed that?

Hawes and Turner have both had their fair share of struggles, but it didn't matter on Friday night.

It's clear that Hawes and Turner will be getting high marks for their performances in Game 3, but who else will?

Here are the 76ers' grades from Game 3.

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