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76ers Vs. Bulls: Chicago Bounces Back, Beats Philly 89-80

The Chicago Bulls (37-10) hosted the Philadelphia 76ers (25-20) on Saturday night and found a way to win without reigning MVP Derrick Rose.

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Bulls Vs. 76ers Final Score: Chicago Dominates Second Half, Wins 89-80

The Chicago Bulls (37-10) had to overcome their horrid first period, but they managed to outmatch the Philadelphia 76ers (25-20) in the final three quarters for an impressive comeback win -- all without their star PG Derrick Rose.

Five Bulls hit double digits in points Saturday evening -- PG C.J. Watson (20 PTS), C Joakim Noah (13 PTS), PF Carlos Boozer (11 PTS), F Taj Gibson (11 PTS) and SF Kyle Korver (11 PTS) -- with Noah also adding 11 rebounds for an impressive double-double performance. The Bulls also dominated on defense and collected 53 rebounds to the 76ers' 36 boards -- including a whopping 17 offensive rebounds. Meanwhile, the 76ers proved to be especially foul-happy, lodging 20 PF to the Bulls' 11.

In the first two periods, the Bulls had to overcome an 11-0 start just to bring the score within six points at the half. But the Bulls jumped ahead in the third quarter, outscoring Philadelphia 26-15, eventually cruising to an 89-80 win.

The Bulls will be back in action on Monday night, taking on the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Florida.

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