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76ers top Nets 106-97 to end 5-game losing streak


March 12. 2013 1:23AM
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PHILADELPHIA — Spencer Hawes had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 15 points and 11 assists and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-97 on Monday night.


Hawes set a season high for points and also had seven assists while helping the Sixers snap a five-game losing streak. Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 10 rebounds.


Evan Turner also scored 16 points and Dorell Wright had 10. 76ers coach Doug Collins won his 100th game with the team.


Deron Williams had 27 points and 13 assists for the Nets, who had won three in a row.


Philadelphia grabbed control in the second quarter and never trailed in the second half. It was a rare feel-good win for a team that had high expectations before center Andrew Bynum was lost indefinitely with knee injuries.


With the Sixers up big, Williams tried to rally the Nets on his own, and for a while it worked. He converted a three-point play and then sank two more from the free-throw line to get Brooklyn within eight in the fourth.


But Williams also threw the ball away on a baseline drive, and later missed an open look with the Nets down eight. The Nets missed seven of their next eight shots until Joe Johnson hit a 3 with 1:25 left to make it 101-95.




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