The Chicago Bulls will take a 79-66 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers into the final quarter in Game 1 of their opening round series in the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Four Bulls starters have already reached double-figures in scoring.
Chicago is led by Derrick Rose, who goes into the fourth with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists on 7-of-19 shooting. Rose hit two three-pointers in the third quarter. Richard Hamilton has 19 points and four assists. Luol Deng has 11 points and six rebounds, while Joakim Noah has 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The 76ers are being led by Elton Brand, who has 19 points.
Chicago is out-rebounding Philly 41-30.
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