Originally written February 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PHILADELPHIA -- Thaddeus Young had 23 points and 15 rebounds Friday night as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Sacramento Kings 89-80. Jrue Holiday added 21 points and Nick Young 20 for the Sixers (20-26), who frittered away a 19-point second-quarter lead but rallied in the fourth quarter to win consecutive games for the first time since late November. They are, however, just 10-20 since winning 10 of their first 16 games this season. Tyreke Evans had 29 points to lead the Kings (17-31), who dropped their second straight and fell to 5-19 on the road. Isaiah Thomas added 24 and DeMarcus Cousins chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds. Thaddeus Young, whose rebound total equaled his career high, triggered a decisive 17-2 run by hitting the go-ahead jumper with 9:51 left as the Sixers erased a 73-72 deficit and seized an 89-75 lead with 3:54 to play. He and Holiday contributed six points apiece to the run and Sacramento missed seven straight shots from the floor. The Sixers ha...
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