Evan Turner leads Philadelphia past Atlanta

Philadelphia 76ers 101, Atlanta Hawks 90

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Atlanta's Dahntay Jones (right),is fouled by Philadelphia's Justin Holiday (center) as Lavoy Allen also defends. The 76ers jumped out a 40-26 lead after the first quarter and held on Friday night.  JOHN AMIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHN AMIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Atlanta's Dahntay Jones (right),is fouled by Philadelphia's Justin Holiday (center) as Lavoy Allen also defends. The 76ers jumped out a 40-26 lead after the first quarter and held on Friday night.

ATLANTA — Evan Turner had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers opened with their highest-scoring quarter of the season and beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-90 on Friday night.

Spencer Hawes added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who made 16 of 22 shots to lead 40-26 after the first quarter. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Josh Smith, who led Atlanta with 19 points, scored to cut Philadelphia’s lead to 54-45 late in the first half. A basket by Hawes pushed the lead back to double figures for good.

Al Horford had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which lost its second straight home game. Ivan Johnson had 17 points.

KNICKS 101, BUCKS 83

In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with this third consecutive 40-point game, and New York beat Milwaukee for its 11th consecutive victory.

Anthony, who had 50 points and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King’s 1984-85 mark. New York matched the third-longest winning streak in franchise history.

J.R. Smith added 30 points for the Knicks, who used a huge third quarter to turn around the game on the night they honored their 1972-73 NBA championship team.

THUNDER 97, PACERS 75

In Indianapolis, Kevin Durant overcame a bruised left calf to score 34 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 points, leading Oklahoma City to a victory over Indiana.

Oklahoma City (56-20) has won three in a row to move into a tie with San Antonio for the top seed in the Western Conference.

BULLS 87, MAGIC 86

In Chicago, Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start, and Chicago beat Orlando.

RAPTORS 95, TIMBERWOLVES 93

In Minneapolis, Rudy Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead Toronto to a rare road victory.

HEAT 89, BOBCATS 79

In Charlotte, N.C., Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven 3-pointers, and injury-depleted Miami beat Charlotte.

CAVALIERS 97, CELTICS 91

In Boston, Tristan Thompson had career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds and Cleveland ended a 10-game losing streak.


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