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Turner leads 76ers over Bobcats


February 19. 2013 7:57PM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Evan Turner scored 25 points, Jason Richardson hit four 3-pointers down the stretch and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 104-98 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.


Jrue Holliday added 13 points and a career-high 15 assists for Philadelphia, which shot 51 percent from the field. Richardson had 14 of his 22 points in the final period, and Turner was 10 of 15 from the field for the game.


Philadelphia (10-6) had 54 points in the paint, most of those in the first half. Thaddeus Young had 15 points and Lavoy Allen contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds.


Raptors 101, Suns 97

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Amir Johnson added 16, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns to snap a six-game losing streak.


Nets 98, Magic 86

ORLANDO, Fla. — Joe Johnson had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets earned their fifth straight victory, holding off the Orlando Magic.




Celtics 96, Trail Blazers 78

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers.



Cavaliers 113, Hawks 111

ATLANTA — Alonzo Gee scored on a putback with less than 1 second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks that snapped a four-game losing streak.




Knicks 108, Wizards 87

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards for the 10th straight time.



Timberwolves 95, Bucks 85

MINNEAPOLIS — Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.



Thunder 104, Jazz 96

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook made a two-pronged bid for his sixth career triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off an impressive homestand by beating the Utah Jazz.


Grizzlies 90, Pistons 78

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay had 18 points, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley added 17 each, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight with a victory over the Detroit Pistons.


Darrell Arthur added 11 points for Memphis, while Jerryd Bayless scored 10 points. Gasol added 11 rebounds.


Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Tayshaun Prince finished with 15. Brandon Knight added 10 for Detroit, which lost its third straight and fell to 1-9 on the road.


While the Pistons outrebounded the Grizzlies 46-39, Detroit had trouble controlling the ball, committing 22 turnovers to 12 for Memphis.




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