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76ers 114, Nuggets 102

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DENVER -- Seven Philadelphia players scored in double figures, and the 76ers enjoyed a big second quarter during a 114-102 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia (10-21) won its second consecutive road game after losing its previous 13 away from home. The 76ers also won consecutive games for the first time since starting the season 3-0.

Forward Evan Turner, who returned to action Sunday after missing the previous game with right knee soreness, led the 76ers with 22 points. He added six assists, five rebounds and two steals.

Philadelphia forward Thaddeus Young continued his recent strong play with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He scored 25 or more in each of his previous four games.

All five Nuggets starters scored in double figures. Center J.J. Hickson had a team-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, and forward Wilson Chandler added 16. Guard Ty Lawson contributed 15 points and 11 assists.

Denver pulled within 106-97 on Chandler's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining. However, Philadelphia scored the next five points, ending with Young's driving basket with 1:48 to go, to put it away.

After trailing by as many as nine points in the opening period, Philadelphia used a 44-point second quarter to take a 68-56 lead into halftime. The 44 points were the 76ers' season high for a quarter, and the 68 was their high for a half.

Philadelphia closed the half with a 13-2 run during which Turner scored eight points, prompting the Pepsi Center crowd to boo the Nuggets as they left the floor.

Denver (14-17) lost its eighth game in a row, its longest losing streak since the end of the 2002-03 season.

The Nuggets let an opponent top 40 points in a quarter for the first time this season.

The 76ers shot 9-for-23 (39.1 percent) on 3-pointers, including 7-for-14 during the second quarter. Denver went 5-for-25 (20 percent) from long range.

NOTES: Philadelphia assistant coach Chad Iske spent the previous 14 seasons with the Nuggets. He was Denver's video coordinator and an advanced scout before becoming an assistant coach in 2008. Iske is a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in suburban Aurora, Colo. ... G Randy Foye returned to Denver's starting lineup after coming off the bench the previous three games. Foye started the season's first 27. "He wasn't defending well, he wasn't rebounding, he wasn't making plays for his teammates and he was struggling shooting the ball, so it was a combination of all of those things that landed him in the second unit," coach Brian Shaw said. Foye had 11 points and seven assists in Monday's loss to the Miami Heat, but Shaw said leaving Foye in the fourth quarter of a 21-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday enabled the guard to find his rhythm again. ... Philadelphia G Tony Wroten and Denver G Nate Robinson are cousins.

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