Philadelphia 76ers end losing streak with victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers 99, Atlanta Hawks 80

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PHILADELPHIA — Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks 99-80 on Friday night.

Atlanta's Zaza Pachulia goes up for a shot against Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young. Young, a former Georgia Tech standout, had a double-double in the 76ers' victory.  MATT SLOCUM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MATT SLOCUM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Atlanta's Zaza Pachulia goes up for a shot against Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young. Young, a former Georgia Tech standout, had a double-double in the 76ers' victory.

Jason Richardson scored 17 to help the Sixers snap a five-game losing streak. Jrue Holiday had 11 points after missing four games with a sprained left foot. The 76ers held the Hawks to 39 percent shooting and outrebounded them 45-37.

The Sixers learned before the game that injured center Andrew Bynum had been cleared to start a six-step rehabilitation process. There is still no timetable for when he can return to play from bone bruises in his knees.

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 17 points and Lou Williams scored 13.

Williams averaged 11.3 points during seven years with the Sixers and led the team in scoring last season with 14.9 points a game.

BULLS 110, KNICKS 106

In New York, New York’s Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks for the second time this season.

Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourth-quarter altercation, shortly after New York coach Mike Woodson had been ejected following his second technical, drawing a loud ovation from Knicks fans who angrily booed the officiating for much of the second half.

Luol Deng had season highs of 29 points and 13 rebounds despite briefly leaving the game with an injured left shoulder. Marco Belinelli added 22 points as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.

Anthony finished with 29 points on 10 of 25 shooting, ending his streak of four consecutive 30-point games.

BUCKS 99, CELTICS 94 (OT)

In Boston, Monta Ellis scored five of his 27 points in overtime and Milwaukee beat the Celtics in the teams’ final meeting this season despite blowing a seven-point lead late in regulation.

The Bucks won for the sixth time in eight games, taking three of four against the Celtics, who had a five-game home winning streak snapped despite 35 points by Paul Pierce.

Luc Mbah a Moute scored 20 points and Larry Sanders had 17 and 20 rebounds for Milwaukee.

PACERS 99, CAVALIERS 89

In Cleveland, Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 16 to lead Indiana past the Cavaliers, which lost their sixth consecutive game.

Hibbert didn’t have to deal with injured Cavs center Anderson Varejao, the NBA’s leading rebounder. Varejao missed his second game in a row with a bruised right knee.

David West added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on just 5-of-16 shooting for the Cavs, who are 1-11 in their past 12 games.

PISTONS 100, WIZARDS 68

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Greg Monroe had 15 points and nine rebounds and rookie Andre Drummond added a double-double and Detroit ended a six-game losing streak.

The Pistons, who never trailed, got 15 points from Brandon Knight and 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds from Drummond.

Jordan Crawford led Washington with 20 points.

RAPTORS 93, MAGIC 90

In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists and Toronto won its fifth consecutive game.

Rookie Terrence Ross scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter while Alan Anderson, Ed Davis and Amir Johnson each had 10 for the Raptors.

Aaron Afflalo scored 26 points and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the first time in five games.


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