For much of Wednesday’s game at Wells Fargo Center, it looked like the Philadelphia 76ers would finally snap their franchise-record losing streak.

In the end, though, D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson simply would not allow it.

Augustin and Gibson scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead six Bulls in double figures as Chicago escaped a serious scare with a 102-94 win over the Sixers.

“You’ve got to give them credit,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They’re hard to play. They’re scrappy. They go after the ball. And they’re very good coming from behind.”

Joakim Noah added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (38-30), who have won three of their last four heading into Friday’s showdown with the rival Indiana Pacers. Jimmy Butler added 16 points, Mike Dunleavy had 15 points – including 11 in the first quarter to help Chicago build an early lead – and Carlos Boozer had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

“We needed everyone,” Thibodeau said. “We had a lot of guys step up.”

Thaddeus Young paced the Sixers (15-53) with a game-high 24 points and Tony Wroten added 17 on 4-of-6 3-point shooting.

In complete tanking mode, the Sixers extended their losing streak to 22 as they close in on the NBA record of 26, which was set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.