Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2013

Feb 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) during the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bulls 98-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

They did it again. 

After defeating the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards to open the season, the Philadelphia 76ers took down the Chicago Bulls, 107-104, on Saturday night to improve to 3-0. 

It wouldn't have been possible without the contributions of, you guessed it, rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who poured in a game-high 26 points and posted a double-double with 10 assists. He also added four rebounds, three steals and four turnovers to his final line. 

Although Chicago held a 15-point lead at half and led by as many as 20, a 33-19 outburst in the third quarter saw the Sixers trail by just one after three. 

The Sixers went on to outscore the Bulls, 25-21, in the game's final stanza, thanks to the combined efforts of the team's closing group, one that boasted Carter-Williams, Evan Turner, Tony Wroten, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young. 

Turner dropped in 20-plus points for the third-straight game, and did so on 7-of-16 shooting from the floor. Hawes joined Carter-Williams in the double-double club with 18 points (8-of-11 shooting) and a team-high 11 boards. 

For the Bulls, Derrick Rose struggled to get things going all night long, and finished with just 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting, six assists and four rebounds. 

Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points while Luol Deng chipped in 20, but the Bulls' offense couldn't buy a bucket as the Sixers' defensive intensity ramped up in the fourth quarter. 

The Bulls finished with 18 turnovers compared to 15 for the Sixers. 

Next up for the Bulls is a Central Division matchup with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night while the Sixers will host the Golden State Warriors on Monday. 


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