Philadelphia 93, Chicago 76

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Dikembe Mutombo had 10 blocked shots in a triple-double and tied an NBA record Saturday night as the Philadelphia 76ers smothered the Chicago Bulls, 93-76, for their eighth win in 10 games.

Mutombo's 10th career triple-double also featured 16 points and 19 rebounds. But the 7-2 All-Star center wowed the crowd at the United Center with his blocks, including eight in the third quarter.


That tied the all-time NBA mark set by Manute Bol, who did it for Washington against Milwaukee on Dec. 12, 1985 and again against Indiana on Feb. 26, 1987.

Mutombo teamed with Allen Iverson to fuel a 14-0 surge in the first quarter that gave Philadelphia a 27-6 lead. The 76ers led 31-11 after one period and by at least 12 points thereafter.

Iverson scored 30 points for the Sixers, who were without forward Derrick Coleman (sprained ankle) and lost guard Aaron McKie to shortness of breath in the second quarter.

The Bulls (2-13) were coming off their second win of the season, a 78-72 triumph over Miami. But they could not put together victories and lost at home to the Sixers for the fifth consecutive time.

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