93 - 75 Final
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Young, Sixers score big win over Raptors

Apr 12, 2012 - 3:23 AM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, leading six players in double-figures, and the 76ers earned a much-needed 93-75 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

Philadelphia remains three games behind the first-place Celtics in the Atlantic Division and one game ahead of the Knicks for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Both Boston and New York won on Wednesday night.

Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and Elton Brand finished with 11 and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who have won two straight for the first time since winning three in a row from March 7-11.

"Winning always feels good," said 76ers coach Doug Collins. "We've got to get the next one and the next one after that. We've got to get on a roll and get that good feeling again."

Alan Anderson and Ed Davis scored 13 points apiece to pace the Raptors, losers of four straight. They were again without leading scorer Andrea Bargnani, who is suffering from tightness in his calf, and lost point guard Jose Calderon and forward Linas Kleiza to injury during the game.

"We ran out of guys," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "Jose goes down, Kleiza goes down, Andrea is out...It's the NBA, you have to keep playing even though you're decimated."

Philadelphia led, 63-57, after three and was still up six early in the fourth before unleashing a decisive run.

Evan Turner had four points and three assists during the spurt, Andre Iguodala knocked down a three and Young's third layup over that stretch made it 86-63 with under four minutes to play.

Earlier, the Sixers used a 13-0 burst over the end of the second and the start of the third quarter to establish a double-digit lead.

Lou Williams and Iguodala made consecutive jumpers, helping Philadelphia to a 42-37 lead at the break, and a 9-0 sprint opened the second half and stretched the advantage to 51-37.

The Raptors responded with a push of their own, pulling within 57-55 on Henderson's three-point play, but the Sixers closed the third strong and Spencer Hawes' contested layup had them up six entering the fourth.

Game Notes

Philadelphia won the season-series, 2-1...Davis had 13 rebounds...Calderon left the game after taking an elbow to the eye. Kleiza left with a sore right knee.