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Bulls Vs. Sixers Update: Bulls Down One At Half

After two wildly divergent games, the first half of Game 3 between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers may have given us a glimpse into what the rest of the series look like with the Bulls of course missing Derrick Rose. The first half of Friday night's game was low scoring and hard fought, with the Sixers just cracking the 40-point barrier and both teams combining to shoot 27 free throws.

The Bulls were led by Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton, who finished the half with 12 and 10 points respectively. Boozer was 6-9 from the field and added four rebounds and a steal, while Hamilton did his damage from the charity stripe, where he went 8-10 in the first half. John Lucas III, coming off the bench for the Bulls, added in nine points on 3-5 shooting.

The Sixers were powered by bench star Lou Williams, who scored 10 points in 15 minutes of game time off the pine. Philadelphia shot only 35% from the field and made just one three pointer in 10 tries, but they forced the Bulls into nine turnovers, which helped make up for the Bulls' shooting percentage advantage.

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