76ers end five-game slide

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Thaddeus Young scored 12 of his 20 points in a pivotal second quarter and All-Star Andre Iguodala had 12 points, six assists and four steals to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-68 and snap a five-game losing streak.

Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young tries to get past Detroit's Greg Monroe. Young scored 20 points in the 76ers' win Monday night.  DUANE BURLESON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young tries to get past Detroit's Greg Monroe. Young scored 20 points in the 76ers' win Monday night.

Philadelphia coach Doug Collins left the bench between the third and fourth quarters, walking to the team’s locker room, and didn’t return to the court because of flulike symptoms.

Greg Monroe scored 20 points to lead the Pistons.

CELTICS 86, CAVALIERS 83

In Cleveland, Ray Allen scored 22 points, Kevin Garnett added 18 and Boston snapped a five-game losing streak.

The Celtics, who couldn’t hold a 16-point lead in the first quarter, avoided their first six-game skid since dropping seven in a row from April 4-15, 2007.

Kyrie Irving returned from a bruised elbow that sidelined him late in the second quarter and led Cleveland with 24 points, 19 in the second half.

BULLS 99, HORNETS 95

In Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 32 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 19.4 seconds left, and the Bulls closed with an 8-0 run to beat New Orleans.

Joakim Noah had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls.

Chris Kaman had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets.

PACERS 102, WARRIORS 78

In Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 25 points to help Indiana win its fifth in a row.

Tyler Hansbrough scored 15 points and Roy Hibbert added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers.

Monta Ellis and Brandon Rush each scored 14 points for the Warriors.

ROCKETS 88, RAPTORS 85

In Houston, Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and Luis Scola had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston.

The Rockets won for the 18th time in the past 25 games.

BUCKS 119, WIZARDS 118

In Milwaukee, Ersan Ilyasova scored on a tip-in with 2.2 seconds left and the Bucks beat Washington, handing the Wizards their fifth consecutive defeat.

Mike Dunleavy scored a season-high 28 points for the Bucks, who snapped a six-game skid at home.


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