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Philadelphia, PA ( - No Derrick Rose again, no problem. Although the Chicago Bulls had to fend off the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers in the closing minutes. Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and the Bulls hung on for a 118-115 victory over the 76ers on Friday night. Our guys did a good job of recognizing he was going well, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. Trailing by as many as 18 in the second half, Hollis Thompson and Chris Johnson hit 3-pointers in less than a 10-second span to cap a 13-3 flurry and pull the Sixers within a point. After Thompson hit his three with 14.9 seconds remaining, Kirk Hinrich missed two foul shots and Johnson swished a left corner trey to cut the deficit to 116-115 with 5.9 ticks on the clock. Hinrich then sunk two free throws with 2.1 seconds to go and Johnsons halfcourt heave at the buzzer was well short. Philadelphia played Fridays game with just nine healthy players. We want respect, we want to work hard, to have tenacity and spirit that reflects this city, Sixers coach Brett Brown said. The results will follow. Rose is still day-to-day with two sprained ankles and prior to the game, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau did not rule the star point guard out of Saturday nights game against the Boston Celtics. Rose originally sprained his ankles during last Fridays overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and returned in Wednesdays game against the Milwaukee Bucks before tweaking the ankles. Jimmy Butler posted 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Pau Gasol added 17 points and 12 boards for Chicago, which has won all three of its games without Rose this season. His backup Hinrich tallied 13 points and seven assists in the triumph. Tony Wroten netted 31 points to go with seven assists and five rebounds for the Sixers, who are one of two winless teams -- the Los Angeles Lakers are the other -- in the NBA. The game was tied 57-57 at the break before the Bulls began the third on a 21-5 run to seize control of the contest. Dunleavy nailed a trio of 3-pointers and netted 11 points during the burst, which was capped on Butlers putback layup to give Chicago a 78-64 cushion a little past the midway point of the frame. Chicago outscored Philadelphia 35-19 in the period and led 92-76 heading into the fourth. Earlier, Chicago took a 33-28 margin into the second before the Sixers started that frame on a 19-6 burst. Henry Sims put in six points during the swing, which he ended with a putback layup for a 47-39 Sixers advantage halfway through the stanza. Chicago closed the half on an 11-3 run to knot the tilt heading into the break. Game Notes Chicago shot 51.3 percent (40-of-78) from the field and 12-of-24 from beyond the arc ... Thompson had 21 points and Luc Mbah a Moute provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers. Artemi Panarin Jersey. 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