2012 NBA Playoffs, 76ers Vs. Bulls Game 4 Halftime Score: Spencer Hawes 17 Points Helps Philly Take 44-42 Lead

Spencer Hawes scoring a team-high 17 points, including a 3-pointer in the closing second of the first half, to help the Philadelphia 76ers take a 44-42 halftime advantage over the Chicago Bulls of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers are trying to take a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Elton Brand has added seven points but a team-high seven rebounds for Philly, which led 24-15 after the first quarter, however, allowed Bulls' guard Taj Gibson to get hot (12 points off the bench) in the second quarter and help Chicago get back into the game. Carlos Boozer has chipped in to tally 10 points and collect five rebounds.

Overall, the Sixers (37-percent) are being out-shot by the Bulls (44-percent), but have forced Chicago to turn the ball over eight times.

For more on the Sixers, stay tuned to SB Nation Philly and team blog Liberty Ballers. For more on the Bulls check out SBN Chicago and Blog a Bull.

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