Thaddeus Young scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as the Sixers snapped the 14-game home winning streak of the Eastern conference leading Chicago Bulls 97-85. It was just second loss over the last 14 games for Chicago, who have now lost 2 of 3 to the Sixers.
The Sixers' last visit to the United Center saw them lose by 45. Tonight, they turned the tables building a lead of as many as 23 fueled by six players in double figures. MVP candidate Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 31 and his monster second half pulled the Bulls to as close as four, but his first half struggles had certainly helped dig the hole. The Sixers limited him to just 7 points on 3-8 shooting. He also finished with 10 turnovers on the night.
The Bulls' 37 first half points was only one better than their season low against the Lakers in December.
The Sixers bench outscored the Bulls' 31-14 and Andre Iguodala added 19 point and 7 assists. The Sixers stayed two games ahead of the Knicks for the 6th seed in the east, who finally got a win over Orlando tonight. Philadelphia is at home for their next two games, with Houston visiting on Wednesday and New Jersey on Friday.