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|76ers Top Bulls
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jodie Meeks scored 24 points, Lou Williams had 20, and the Philadelphia 76ers avenged a 45-point loss to Chicago with a 105-99 victory over the Bulls on Friday night.
Jrue Holiday added 19 for the 76ers, who lost 121-76 on Dec. 21 in Chicago.
The Sixers believe they're a playoff team and have the young nucleus to get there. Meeks and Holiday gave them plenty of reason for hope in a thrilling third quarter where the two guards combined to shoot 7 for 7 for 18 points.
The Sixers hit their first nine shots in the third and 11 overall to turn a four-point hole into a 12-point lead.
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