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Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 99-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Wright, who was starting his fifth game of the season, was inserted into the lineup for Jason Richardson, who sat out with a low back strain. Wright was 8 of 11 from the field, part of the Sixers shooting 52 percent, including 9 of 16 outside the arc. Wright hit 5 of 8 from long range.
Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday had 13 points each for Philadelphia, Holiday adding nine assists. Nick Young finished with 12 points. Hawes blocked five shots, part of Philadelphia recording a season-high 12 rejections.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Marc Gasol had 18 points and eight rebounds. Quincy Pondexter scored 13 and Mike Conley had 10 for Memphis, which lost its second straight.
The Grizzlies played the game without leading scorer Rudy Gay...
BEST OF MAXIM
MEMPHIS -- For 17 consecutive games, Dorell Wright didn't score in double figures. In the last four games prior to Wednesday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Philadelphia 76ers forward showed signs of life, averaging 15 points. He achieved liftoff Wednesday in the FedExForum, exploding for a season-high 28 points as the 76ers hammered the Rudy Gay-less...
Dorell Wright enjoyed the two best seasons of his career with the Golden State Warriors before being shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers in a cost-cutting move during the offseason.
With Jason Richardson ailing, he may get another start to show his former team what it's missing.
Philadelphia seeks a fourth straight victory over Golden State on Friday night as it continues a stretch...
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost six straight on the road, but that's not the only reason coach Doug Collins isn't in a good mood during the holidays.
Things probably won't get any easier Wednesday night against a Memphis Grizzlies team that is 12-2 at home and coming off its worst loss of the season.
Philadelphia (13-15) is making the second stop on an eight-game road...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 99-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Wright, who was starting his fifth game of the season, was inserted into the lineup for Jason Richardson, who sat out with a low back strain. Wright...
It’s that time again, join me and the Fantasy Nomad, Michael Pichan tonight at 9:30 pm EST on our weekly fantasy basketball show Rotoinfo.com Basketball Breakdown. Some topics to be discussed tonight:
1. Return of Steve Nash
2. Raymond Felton injury, who benefits?
3. Dorell Wright
4. Hakim Warrick
5. Toronto front court and the return of Kyle Lowry
6. Eric Gordon’s return, who...