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Morning Box Score: Sixers Get Revenge, Hawks Soar Past Senators in Shootout

By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Jan 8, 2011 3:00PM

Bulls 99, 76ers 105

It's kind of hard to believe that just a little over two weeks ago the Chicago Bulls crushed the Philadelphia 76ers after a 105-99 loss Friday night. The Sixers avenged their 121-76 loss on Dec. 21 in Chicago, throwing the Bulls for a loop hitting their first 9 shots in the third and 11 overall to turn a four-point hole into a 12-point lead.

It seemed as though the Sixers were playing a completely different team considering the Bulls led 61-43 at halftime their last meeting and when they reached 62 points Friday, they only had a four point lead.

Carlos Boozer lead the Bulls with 31 points and 13 rebounds despite being benched in the fourth quarter, while Derrick Rose finished with 27 points, 9 assists, and Luol Deng had 22 points and 5 rebounds.

The Bulls will look to step up their game and end their funk on the end of the floor as they host the Boston Celtics Saturday night.

Blackhawks 3, Senators 2

The Blackhawks brought their true colors to the ice as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews scored on the first two attempts in a shootout victory after recovering from losing a late lead in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the United Center.

Chicago rookie Corey Crawford, who has earned the starting goaltending position for Chicago, denied the Senator's Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson for the win.

Kane fell out of his slump, also scoring in regulation while Patrick Sharp stayed hot scoring his team-leading 24th goal of the season and the 150th of his career. Kane scored his first goal since Nov. 30.

Crawford made 24 saves in his fourth consecutive start, allowing his first goal in the second period on a power-play; the fourth allowed by the Hawks in four straight short-handed situations.