Rose scores 35 as Bulls hold off 76ers 96-91 (AP)
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—With the game down to the final precious possessions, Chicago and Philadelphia each leaned on its best player.
Derrick Rose, the reigning MVP, saw a crack in the defense, went left-to-right with the ball and scored for a four-point lead.
Andre Iguodala shot an air ball and fired one attempt off the backboard.
Make it 31 wins and counting for the Bulls—and another defeat against the elite for the back-to-reality Sixers.
Rose tied a season high with 35 points, Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds and Chicago beat Philadelphia 96-91 on Sunday night for their sixth straight win.
Rose dominated the Sixers, scoring 20 points in the second half, and he had a pair of quarter-ending buzzer-beaters that showed why he’s on short list of the NBA’s best players. He was 12 for 23 from the field, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range.