Oct 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guardEvan Turner
(12) is defended by Denver Nuggets guardAndre Iguodala
(9) during the first quarter at the Wachovia Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia 76ers, leading the series 2-1, were playing their second home game of the series. The Sixers came out with an immerse amount of energy and it led to an 18-8 push in the first quarter. The Bulls, who were short-handed after losing both Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, continued to do the small things wrong as everything, while everything was going right for Philly.
Spencer Hawes continued his great play in the series as he lead the Sixers in scoring with 22 points. When Spencer Hawes plays well, the Sixers usually come out on top. That was the case for this series, as once again Hawes was the teams leading scorer, being an aggressive player on the floor.
Jrue Holiday was emerging as a leader for the team and finished with 20 points and hit a huge three late in the fourth after starting the game 1-for-5 in the first quarter. Holiday hit consecutive three-pointers to send the Wells Fargo Center into an absolute frenzy. Andre Igoudala finished the game with a double-double tallying 14 points and 12 rebounds. Philadelphia would go on to win the game 89-82. The young 76ers name would finally be on the tips of peoples tongues. They were one win away from advancing in the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. Could they pull it off on the road in Chicago?