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76ers Score 32 In Third Quarter, Blow Past Bulls, Win 105-99

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The 76ers’ guards overshadowed the Bulls’ All-Star playmaker, as Jodie Meeks, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday combined for 63 points to carry Philadelphia to a 105-99 victory over Chicago.

Meeks led the way with 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting, while Williams scored 20, which included a pair of late buckets that quelled Chicago’s comeback bid and sealed Philly’s second straight win.

Holiday added 19 points and six assists as the Sixers avenged an embarrassing 121-76 defeat at Chicago on December 21.

Derrick Rose finished with 27 points and nine assists, while Carlos Boozer had game-highs of 31 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

The Bulls were coming off a last-second loss at New Jersey on Wednesday and have fallen in consecutive games for just the third time all season.