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February 19. 2013 4:44PM
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TORONTO — Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday and Nick Young scored 16 points apiece and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto 93-83 on Saturday night, their fifth victory in six meetings with the Raptors.


Spencer Hawes had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Dorell Wright added 15 points and Philadelphia won its third straight, with all three victories on the road. It's the first time the 76ers have done that since February 2003.


The Sixers, who won 106-100 at Boston on Friday night, knocked off another Atlantic Division opponent thanks to a huge second quarter that saw them turn a six-point deficit into a 19-point lead.


Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 23 points, while DeMar DeRozan had 19. Jose Calderon had 14 points and 11 assists, but the Raptors lost their third straight.


Pacers 89, Wizards 85

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Washington Wizards.


Roy Hibbert added seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for the Pacers (3-4), who stopped a three-game slide.


Indiana opened the fourth quarter with a 10-3 run to take an 80-75 lead. D.J. Augustin capped the spurt with a 3-pointer off a David West kick-out.


Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal had 17 points apiece for the Wizards (0-5), and A.J. Price finished with 12 points and 14 assists.


Washington carried a 72-70 lead into the final period.



Lakers speak to Phil Jackson about return

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson about returning for a third stint on their bench.


The Lakers confirmed the discussions with Jackson on Saturday on their website.


Los Angeles fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to a season of enormous expectations. Interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff led the Lakers to a blowout win over Golden State a few hours after Brown was dismissed early in his second season.


Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard both said they would be eager to play for Jackson, who walked away from the Lakers into retirement in 2011.


Jackson will meet again with the Lakers' brass next week. The Lakers announced Bickerstaff will coach the club in a home game against Sacramento on Sunday night.





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