Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young is used to playing the role of spark plug. On Friday night, he did a lot more than that, though. Young scored six of his 23 points in a decisive 17-2 fourth-quarter run, as the Sixers - who earlier frittered away a 19-point lead -- rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings, 89-80. Young also equaled his career high of 15 rebounds. Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Nick Young 20 for the Sixers (20-26), who won consecutive games for the first time since late November. However, they are just 10-20 since winning 10 of their first 16 games this season. Tyreke Evans, a native of nearby Chester, Pa., 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. The Sixers overcame a season-high-tying 20 turnovers, eight of those by Holiday, to prevail. "We sure don't make anything easy on ourselves," coa...
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