The Sixers are Undefeated? Yep.

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Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams drives the lane on the Bulls’ Derrick Rose during Saturday night’s game at the Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers are 3-0.
That is not a misprint.
The rebuilding Sixers overcame a 20-point deficit to down the Bulls, 107-104, on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Chicago is bigger, more experienced and a better halfcourt team than the Sixers, who were widely predicted to win less than 20 games. The Bulls also were fresher, having been off since Thursday, while the Sixers rallied to beat the Wizards in Washington on Friday evening.
The Sixers, who have scored at least 107 points in each game, have won their first three for just the second time since 2000-01 (the other was 2006-07). They also beat the defending champion Heat in Wednesday’s home opener.
Chicago held significant advantages in rebounding (51-39), points in the paint (56-44) and fast-break points (23-10).
“This is a very unexpected start,” said Sixers coach Brett Brown. “I’m surprised we’ve been able to score at the rate we’ve been able to. I didn’t know they had that in them.”
Rookie Michael Carter-Williams outplayed star Derrick Rose, who sat out the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL. Carter-Williams had 26 points, 20 of them in the second half, and 10 assists to Rose’s 13 points and six assists.
“This is a point guard’s league,” Brown said. “I think Michael Carter-Williams is for real.”
Trailing by as many as 20 points in the second quarter, the Sixers clamped down and defense, allowing them to finally able to play at a faster pace and make it a game in the third. Carter-Williams, who scored 13 of his points in the period, helped the Sixers close within one by the end of the quarter.
The Sixers went ahead 100-99 on a Carter-Williams rebound bucket with 3:30 to go. They hadn’t led since 11-10.
Evan Turner (20 points) gave the Sixers the lead for good with a free throw, then Spencer Hawes (18 points, 11 rebounds) hit a jumper to clinch it.
“It all started with defense,” Turner said. “I think we ran them a little tired.”
The Sixers outscored the Bulls 58-40 in the second half. They went 11-for-22 from 3-point range, which helped.
Afterward, Turner referred to Hawes as “the white Dwight (Howard).”
“That’s bad,” said Hawes with a smile. “I’ve heard that before, but not for a while.”
It was that kind of night.
“To get down 20 points to the Chicago Bulls, a well-coached and great defensive team, and find a way to win at home is a really positive sign,” Brown said.
Notes: The Sixers host Andre Iguodala and the Warriors on Monday night. The last time they started 4-0 was 2000-01. … The Sixers did not win more than three consecutive games last season en route to a 34-48 record.

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