Thaddeus Young finished with 25 points and recorded 9 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 111-104. Philadelphia (9-21) has won just two of its last 10 games.
Young went 10-21 and converted 5-6 from the free throw line. Other key players for Philadelphia included Evan Turner with 22 points and 7 rebounds, Spencer Hawes with 19 points and 8 rebounds, and James Anderson with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Nick Young had another quality performance off the bench for Los Angeles in the loss, putting up 26 points on 6-21 shooting (2-11 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 12-12 from the free throw line. Jordan Hill contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds and Shawne Williams finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lakers had an eFG% of just 44.0% paired with a poor TO% of 19.4. They are winless (0-3) this season when turning the ball over on more than 17% of their possessions while also failing to eclipse 45% in eFG%. From a defensive perspective, the 76ers are 1-0 when forcing such performances from their opponents.
Los Angeles (13-18) has now dropped their last five straight.
Coming up next, the 76ers battle the Denver Nuggets, who are 14-16 on the year. The Lakers go up against the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 6-24 this season. The 76ers have a 0-1 record against Denver this season.