76ers beat Bulls 79-78 and advance to 2nd round

Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds

left and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied for a 79-78 victory over

the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing

to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the

first time since 2003.

Omar Asik missed two free throws for the Bulls that would have

sealed the win. Iguodala grabbed the second miss, sprinted the

length of the court, and was fouled by Asik on the driving layup.

He made both and 20,362 fans went absolutely wild.

The Sixers are the fifth No. 8 seed to win a first-round series

against a No. 1 seed.

In his second season, coach Doug Collins had already led the

Sixers to their first winning season in seven years.