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3rd quarter recap: Bulls 79, Sixers 66

CHICAGO -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner wasn't well liked by the Chicago Bulls or their fans prior to Saturday's Game 1, and he didn't help that status in the third quarter.

After fouling Joakim Noah around the basket, Turner got tangled up with Noah, bumped Carlos Boozer while walking away, gave Noah a push from behind and then had words with Richard Hamilton. As the referees stepped in, Derrick Rose also approached and began enthusiastically clapping in Turner's direction. Rose and Turner have known each other since high school.

Rose, Hamilton and Elton Brand all received technical fouls, and Turner just continued to get booed by Bulls' fans.

As for the actual play on the court, the Bulls led by double figured for most of the quarter and took a 79-66 lead into the final quarter.

Rose paced the Bulls with two 3-pointers in the quarter. It was just the second time he connected on multiple 3-pointers since mid-March. He finished the third quarter with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the game. Rose's last triple-double came against the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 17, 2011.

Hamilton scored six more points in the quarter and has a game-high 19 points. The Bulls have four players in double figures.

Turner had six points, including a highlight-worthy reverse layup, in the quarter and has eight points for the game. Brand was slowed down in the quarter, scoring just four points and has 19 points for the game.

The Bulls announced a paid attendance of 21,943 fans.