NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Chicago
(Tuesday, December 2nd)
Final Score: Philadelphia 103, Chicago 95 (OT)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Andre Miller missed the game-winning three- pointer in regulation but rebounded to score nine of his season-high 28 points in overtime, as the Philadelphia 76ers erased a four-game slide with a 103-95 victory over the Bulls in Chicago.
Tuesday's game was the back end of a home-and-home series, as Chicago defeated the Sixers, 103-92, in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 25 points to go with nine rebounds and five assists, and Elton Brand, the No. 1 overall pick by the Bulls in 1999, added 22 points and 14 rebounds for Philadelphia, which still sits in last place of the Atlantic Division with an 8-10 overall record.
Derrick Rose finished with 24 points on 11-of-19 shooting with six boards but dished out just two assists, while Ben Gordon logged 18 points for the Bulls, who were coming off a 3-4 road trip.
The Bulls trailed 90-83 with three minutes to play in regulation thanks to a Marreese Speights putback and an Iguodala two-hand slam from the baseline.
But the Sixers failed to score the rest of the way, and Tyrus Thomas' monster dunk off an Iguodala block made it 90-all with 17.6 seconds left on the clock.
The Sixers drew up a play for Miller in the corner, but his attempt from behind the arc fell short.
Brand started the visitors off in the extra session with a jumper, and, after trading free throws, Miller drove the lane and finished off a three-point play to extend the lead to 97-92 with 2:41 to play.
Chicago's Andres Nocioni nailed a three-pointer to make it a four-point game with 90 seconds left, but an Iguodala jumper and Gordon's missed layup down the stretch sealed the win for Philadelphia.
"We had to win this game," Brand said. "It was imperative."
Much like Sunday's tilt between the clubs, the Sixers jumped out to an early lead only to hit a cold streak and watch the Bulls creep back.
Philly's 23-13 edge after a period of play was nullified by a 9-1 run from Chicago late in the second. Iguodala's jumper at the buzzer kept the Sixers ahead, 40-37, at the break, but the Bulls pushed ahead 50-47 midway through the third on Gordon's three-pointer.
"We had so many opportunities to get this game," said Rose. "We were down several times and got back in it. We just did not take advantage."
The Sixers scored 12 of the last 14 points in the frame to regain the lead 67-61 heading to the fourth.
The visitor has won six straight games in the series...The Sixers won three of four meetings between the two clubs last season...Speights scored 11 points in just over 26 minutes of play...Thomas logged 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.
12/03 01:30:52 ET