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Sixers Breaking Good

Sixers settling in after intermission against the Bulls.

Sixers Breaking Good

In the second halves of their three wins in their first round series with the Bulls, the Sixers are shooting 53.3% on two-point field goals and holding the Bulls to 37.2%.

The Sixers have also amped up their performance from the foul line (81.4%) after intermission in those three games.

Sixers and Bulls offense numbers for Games 2, 3 and 4:

  FIRST HALF SECOND HALF
 Sixers  Bulls  Sixers  Bulls
 Points  131  133  146  112
 Field Goals  50-121      57-128      53-112      43-116   
    Pct.  41.3%  44.5%  47.3%  37.1%
 2-Pt. FGs  44-98  52-111  48-90  35-94
    Pct.  44.9%  46.8%  53.3%  37.2%
 3-Pt. FGs  6-23  5-17  5-22  8-22
    Pct.  26.1%  29.3%  22.7%  36.4%
 Free Throws      25-36  17-25  35-43  18-30
    Pct.  69.4%  68.0%  81.4%  60.0%
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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