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Young reserve sparks Sixersâ?? comeback


February 19. 2013 6:25PM
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PHILADELPHIA — Jason Richardson scored six of his 21 points late in the fourth quarter, Nick Young had 23 off the bench and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-98 on Tuesday night.


Jrue Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists and Thad Young scored 18 to help the Sixers win their third straight game.


DeMar DeRozan had 24 and Andrea Bargnani scored 22 for the Raptors, who are off to a 3-8 start. Jose Calderon, who had a season-high 18 assists in Toronto's win over Orlando on Sunday night, got 12 more to go with 13 points.


Down 87-80 early in the fourth, the Sixers came back to win their first game in which they trailed after three quarters. Nick Young's 3-pointer got Philadelphia to 92-89 with 5:11 left. After Richardson and Dorell Wright missed 3s that would've tied it, Young nailed another 3 to make it 92-all.


The teams traded baskets before Richardson scored on a driving layup, got fouled and made the free throw for a 99-96 lead with 1:54 remaining.


Richardson extended the lead to 102-96 with his fourth 3, and the Raptors didn't get any closer in the final minute.


For a while, it seemed the Raptors were going to run away with it.


Knicks 102, Hornets 80

NEW ORLEANS — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the New York Knicks extended the undermanned New Orleans Hornets' losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory Tuesday night.


Raymond Felton added 15 points, making five 3-pointers for New York, which hit 14 as a team.


Tyson Chandler grabbed 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who've won two straight since their first loss of the season and are 8-1 for only the third time in franchise history. The other two times, the 1969-70 and 1972-73 seasons, they won championships.


Ryan Anderson, starting in place of Anthony Davis, led the Hornets with 15 points. Davis was ruled out shortly before tip-off because of tenderness in his left ankle.


Austin Rivers added 14 points and Brian Roberts 13 for New Orleans.




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