76ers knock off Mavericks

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PHILADELPHIA — Evan Turner scored 22 points and Thaddeus Young had 20 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

Jrue Holiday had 18 points and seven assists for the Sixers, who snapped a six-game losing streak to Dallas.

The Sixers shot 6 of 14 on 3-pointers and won their second consecutive game.

Chris Kaman scored 20 points, and Elton Brand and Shawn Marion had 17 apiece for the Mavericks. Vince Carter added 15 and was clutch in the fourth quarter in trying to bring Dallas back from a 10-point hole.

The 76ers finally created some space in a back-and-forth game when they snapped a tie with a 10-0 run midway through the fourth.

SUNS 91, CAVALIERS 78

In Cleveland, Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Michael Beasley added 15 and Phoenix took control late in the third quarter to
beat Cleveland.

The Suns scored the final 14 points of the third to take a 71-59 lead they would not relinquish, sending Cleveland to its 10th loss in 11 games.

ROCKETS 117, RAPTORS 101

In Houston, James Harden scored 24 points and matched a career high with 12 assists, Patrick Patterson added 22 points and Houston dropped Toronto.

Omer Asik had 13 points and 18 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won four in a row.


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