Sixers Winless in '08 After Loss to Bulls, 100-97

Wizards and Cavaliers both get victories in overtime
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 10:50 PM CST
Chicago Bulls' Andres Nocioni, of Argentina goes for a shot in front of Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert during the first half of their basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 in Philadelphia.....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Chicago, led by Andres Nocioni's 26 points, improved to 5-3 under interim coach Jim Boylan with a victory in Philadelphia tonight, reports the AP. The Sixers had an 18-point first-quarter lead but managed to blow that entire margin by halftime, when they trailed by five. Samuel Dalembert had a big game for Philly with 21 points, 20 rebounds. Elsewhere:

  • A day which started badly for Atlanta by having a previous win nullified, got worse as the visiting Washington Wizards came in and won in overtime 102-98. Joe Smith had 35 points in the loss.
  • LeBron James had his typical 31 points but also added a career-high 19 rebounds as Cleveland held off Charlotte in double overtime.