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Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner spark 76ers past Kings

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In a complete effort, Evan Turner put up 24 points and recorded 10 rebounds and 6 assists to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings, 113-104. Philadelphia (11-21) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Turner went 11-22 from the field. Other top performers for Philadelphia were Thaddeus Young with 28 points and 7 rebounds, Spencer Hawes with 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Lavoy Allen with 10 points and 6 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had another big game for Sacramento despite the loss, scoring 33 points on 10-16 shooting from the field and 13-19 from the free throw line. He also registered 14 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas contributed 23 points and 7 assists and Rudy Gay finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds.

The Kings dished out 14 assists versus 22 turnovers, a ratio of just .64. They are 1-4 on the season when committing more errors than assists in a game. The 76ers, on the other hand, are 1-0 when forcing opponents beneath 1.00 in assist-to-turnover ratio.

Sacramento (10-21) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Houston on Tuesday.

Coming up next, the 76ers battle the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 26-7 on the year. The Kings match up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently 14-20 this season. The 76ers are 0-1 versus Portland this season. The Kings are 0-1 versus Charlotte this season.

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