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.