NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Chicago
(Saturday, February 20th)
Final Score: Chicago 122, Philadelphia 90
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Taj Gibson was one of seven Bulls to score in double figures as he tied a career-high with 20 in Chicago's 122-90 rout of Philadelphia at the United Center.
Gibson also had 13 rebounds, while Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose each scored 17 for the Bulls, who have won four in a row and six of their last seven contests. Brad Miller and Hakim Warrick each posted 15 points with Miller adding 10 rebounds and Warrick finishing with nine boards. Luol Deng and Flip Murray both totaled 12 points for Chicago, which scored 21 straight during one stretch in the second quarter.
Hinrich went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He has 773 career three- pointers, passing Ben Gordon (770) for the most in team history.
"It's just attributed to me being here so long," Hinrich said. "I don't feel like I shoot a lot of threes. I just try to take them when they're available."
Andre Iguodala had 23 points for the Sixers, who opened a four-game road trip by losing for the third time in four overall contests. They'll also take on Golden State, Phoenix and the Lakers during the swing.
Thaddeus Young scored 17 to go with eight rebounds for Philadelphia, which failed to build on a 106-94 home win over San Antonio on Friday. Allen Iverson ended with 13 points and Lou Williams 10 in defeat.
This marked the second time in less than a week the Sixers lost by a huge number. They were throttled, 105-78, at home by Miami on Tuesday.
"We didn't answer their runs," Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said.
Leading by just two after the opening quarter, the Bulls pulled away thanks to horrible shooting by the Sixers in the second. Philadelphia went 5-of-19 from the field in the period as Chicago outscored the visitors 33-16.
Iguodala made a pair of free throws, giving the Sixers a 38-35 edge with 5:19 left in the first half. Miller's layup then started Chicago's huge run. He had eight points during the spurt, which finally was finished off by Deng making a pair from the charity stripe for a 56-38 cushion with 35.1 seconds left.
Up 58-39 after 24 minutes, the Bulls continued to hold a giant lead throughout the third and went to the fourth with the same 19-point margin, 88-69. The 32- point difference at the game's conclusion represented the largest lead of the contest.
Philadelphia's Willie Green (strained left shoulder) sat out his second straight game...The Sixers finished 38.4 percent from the field...Elton Brand had 13 rebounds for Philadelphia...The Bulls have taken two of the three meetings this season. The teams will play each other one more time - March 20 at Philadelphia...Gibson ended 9-of-14 from the field.
02/20 23:55:35 ET