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PHILADELPHIA -- Forget tanking. Theo Walcott Jersey . Rookie Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers cant lose. Pegged in the preseason to be one of the leagues worst teams, the Sixers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night behind 26 points and 10 assists from Carter-Williams. Evan Turner had 20 points and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the supposedly rebuilding Sixers (3-0), who have already defeated the Washington Wizards and two-time defending champion Miami Heat to rise to first place in the Atlantic Division. "We understand what everybody has said and written about us," first-year coach Brett Brown said. "Our guys have put in the day-to-day stuff, which has always been our message. Im lucky Ive found a group that enjoys each others company and they enjoy playing together." Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Luol Deng had 20 points. Still dealing with neck soreness, Derrick Rose finished with 13 points and six assists for Chicago, shooting 4 for 14 from the field and committing eight turnovers. "I would blame tonight on me," said Rose, who wore tape around his neck for the second straight game. "Turnovers, missed shots, miscommunication -- I just couldnt get in my groove." After trailing by as many as 18 points earlier in the second half, the Sixers took a 100-99 lead with 3:29 left after Carter-Williams picked up a loose ball and calmly laid it in. It was the Sixers first time in front since they led 11-10 midway through the first quarter. Rose buried a 3-pointer with 2:12 left to put the Bulls in front 104-102 but the 2011 MVP committed turnovers on the next two Chicago possessions, allowing the Sixers to tie the game on a layup by Turner and then take a 105-104 lead when Turner made one of two free throws with 1:30 remaining. With 5.9 seconds left, Hawes made a jumper to put the Sixers ahead 107-104, and Deng missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer on the other end. "At the end, they got to almost every loose ball and hit almost every shot they needed to win the game," Rose said. Carter-Williams, the Sixers prized first-round draft pick out of Syracuse, said he relished the chance to play against Rose, just one night after going toe-to-toe with Washingtons John Wall. And Rose, who sat out the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury, looked at times unable to slow down Carter-Williams, who drove the lane with the kind of fearlessness and determination usually seen in veterans. The rookie was 10 for 22 from the field and had three steals. "Coach gives me a lot of confidence out there," Carter-Williams said. "Im able to play freely and I just try to make things happen within the team. I try to do my job out there and get all my teammates involved. They did a great job. And when they do a great job, it makes me look good." In the first half, the Bulls looked like one of the NBAs premier teams, as theyre supposed to be. Dominating the inside and outrebounding the Sixers by a wide margin, Chicago closed the first quarter on a 24-11 run before increasing the lead to 20 late in the second quarter. But a 3 by Hawes followed by a driving layup through traffic from Carter-Williams cut the Bulls lead to 79-74 with just under 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter, getting the crowd back into the game. And the Sixers had a chance to take the lead after three quarters but a pullup jumper by Darius Morris rolled around the rim and out. "In this league, no lead is safe," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I know you get tired of hearing that. But in one minute, a team can make up 10 points very quickly." Five Bulls ended up scoring in double figures, with Taj Gibson getting 12 and Joakim Noah adding 10 points and nine rebounds. Kirk Hinrich was effective spelling Rose with nine points and six assists. But Thibodeau knows his team wont be able to start churning out wins until Rose starts playing like he did two seasons ago. "Its hard to execute when you dont practice," he said. "We need time in the gym. Hell work his way through it. Hell be fine." Brown, meanwhile, doesnt have too many concerns about his team, as his young players are flying high and putting all talk of a high pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to bed for now. On Saturday, Brown played all 11 players available, with 10 of them scoring. Thaddeus Young finished with 13 points and Tony Wroten added 11 for the Sixers, who shot 48.8 per cent from the field and 50 per cent from 3-point range. "Im surprised weve been able to score at the rate that weve able to score," Brown said. "I didnt know they had it in them." NOTES: Before Saturdays loss, the Bulls had won five straight over the Sixers, dating to 2011-12. . Saturdays game marked the first of four straight at home for the Sixers. . Philadelphia rookie Brandon Davies made his NBA debut and banked in his first shot as a professional. Olivier Giroud Jersey . After two months of mediocrity, perhaps the Washington Nationals have turned the page. Strasburg struck out 11 in seven innings Wednesday night and the Nationals kept the Philadelphia Phillies bats quiet yet again in an 8-4, rain-interrupted win. Per Mertesacker Jersey . Gomes drove in all three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Cleveland rallied for a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Halfway through the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers know theres a sense of urgency in get things turned around.You could point fingers at anybody, 49ers safety Eric Reid said Tuesday. But thats not what were going to do. Were going to keep our focus on making the playoffs. We have to keep being persistent.Sundays 13-10 home loss to the St. Louis Rams means the 49ers (4-4) have little margin for error in the race for a playoff spot.They missed a chance to pull into a tie with the Seattle Seahawks for second place behind Arizona in the NFC West.San Franciscos faces Seattle twice and Arizona once in its final eight games.The 49ers travel to New Orleans to face the Saints, who are also 4-4, on Sunday.I think well respond, 49ers fullback Bruce Miller said. Well have a good week of practice. Were ready to do whatever we need to do to win. I definitely think were at a point where games become more must-wins. We have to get ourselves into a better spot.Four of the next five games are against teams that are .500 or worse. The final three games are against teams that have winning records.Right now its still the same, San Francisco cornerback Perrish Cox said. Well come in this week and get into a winning mindset. We know what position we are in and we need to stay on the same page and turn this thing around.One of the frustrating things about Sundays game for the 49ers was how well the defence played and how close the team came to scoring the winning touchdown late in the game.Colin Kaepernick fumbled into the end zone in the final seconds.We got him across the liine, Miller said. Kieran Gibbs Jersey. Its just we got over without the ball. We need to be more efficient. We need all 11 guys on the same page. Were not always that way and its always someone different.Under coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers got off to strong starts and reached the NFC championship game in each of the past three years.Weve been in similar situations, where we felt we needed to do something different, Miller said. Weve been able to come together when things got tough and win some football games.With an offensive line in flux — Marcus Martin made his NFL debut at centre against the Rams — the 49ers have not been able to establish their running game behind Frank Gore, who has 472 yards on the season and has not scored a touchdown since Sept. 28 against the Philadelphia Eagles.Gores pace would leave him shy of 1,000 yards and would be his lowest rushing total since 2010, when he was only available for 11 games. Hes averaging 4.1 yards a carry.We all have fingerprints on that game, Reid said of the loss. We had a blown coverage that led to a touchdown. Well get it together and get rid of the mistakes. We need some wins and we have to crank it up. Its all about getting to the playoffs.NOTES: LB Dan Skuta was favouring his left foot, injured against the Rams, but was able to walk around without help. ... The 49ers extended RB Kendall Hunters contract through next season. Hes been on injured reserve. ... CB Chance Casey was signed to the 49ers practice squad and TE/DT Demarcus Dobbs was waived.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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