©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here
|Rose Scores 35 as Bulls Hold Off 76ers 96-91
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Derrick Rose tied a season high with 35 points, and Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to their sixth straight win, 96-91 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
In a battle of division leaders, the Bulls made all the big shots over the final minutes to end a three-game losing streak against the Sixers.
Leading 91-89, the Bulls turned the ball over, but Andre Iguodala tossed up an airball on a 3-point attempt. Again the Bulls turned the ball over, and this time it was Thaddeus Young who missed a jumper for the Sixers. At least his shot hit the rim.
Rose made them pay for the misses, going left hand-to-right for a one-handed shot on the run for a 93-89 lead with 20.2 seconds left.
Iguodala's tying 3 clanged off the backboard and finished off the Sixers.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)