PHILADELPHIA -- Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner led a late-game charge by the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night. They can only hope it signals an about-face for their struggling team.
Holiday scored 27 points and Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Each of them notched four points in a game-ending 10-3 run as the Sixers (23-34) snapped a season-worst seven-game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
"We said tonight, let's have something good happen," Sixers coach Doug Collins said, "and let's try to build on it."
Royal Ivey, making his second start of the season in place of an injured Nick Young, scored a season-high 17 points for the Sixers, who eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time in 13 games. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and it was his basket with 3:18 left, which came after Turner rebounded Holiday's miss and found Young underneath, that broke a 94-94 tie and put the Sixers ahead to stay.
Turner added jumpers with 2:38 and 2:03 left, pushing the Philadelphia lead to 100-94. And after Klay Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining, Holiday had two baskets in the final minute to salt the game away.
Holiday, who had 12 of his points in the final period, pointed to Turner "as the reason why we won the game."
"I think we had a great night as a unit," Turner said.
The Sixers, who rallied from a 16-point second-quarter deficit, were able to withstand a season-high 23 turnovers -- eight of them by Holiday -- as well as the combined 59-point effort of Thompson and backcourt partner Stephen Curry.
Curry had 30 of those points, 23 in the first half. Thompson finished with 29. David Lee had 13 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.
Like Holiday, Collins credited Turner for coming up big down the stretch.
"He was in a great rhythm," Collins said. "I thought we got him the ball in better spots, which I think helped him."
"He definitely had a coolness to him," Holiday said. "I don't know if I rubbed off on him or whatever, but he was definitely composed. It looked good. Everything just looked like it came easy to him."
Little came easily for the Warriors (33-27) in the fourth quarter, when they missed 16 of 23 shots and were outscored 22-16 en route to their fourth straight loss.
"It's an NBA team, and they're talented," Curry said. "If they feel like they have a chance, they are going to take advantage of that."
The Sixers countered Curry's 23-point first half by making eight 3-pointers in 10 attempts. Four of those bombs came in the last 5:36 of the second quarter, when the Sixers cut a 47-31 deficit to 54-51.
Thompson had 13 points in the first half for Golden State. Holiday and ex-Warrior Dorell Wright had 11 each for Philadelphia.
"We got away from who we are (in the second quarter)," Golden State coach Mark Jackson said. "We were careless, we turned the basketball over, we didn't defend at the same level."
Turner had eight points in the third quarter, when the Sixers nudged ahead 82-81. They increased that to 86-81 early in the final period before the Warriors rallied. A jumper by Jarrett Jack with 4:30 remaining gave them their last lead of the night at 92-91.
Holiday answered with a 3-pointer, and a dunk by Lee with 3:40 to play forged that 94-94 tie.
NOTES: Young did not play because of a sprained left ankle. ... Warriors center Andrew Bogut missed his sixth straight game with back spasms. ... Wright finished with 13 points against his former team. ... The Sixers nailed 12 3-pointers, one shy of their season high, in 18 attempts. ... Carl Landry scored 12 points off the Golden State bench. ... The Warriors turned the ball over 19 times. ... The Sixers recognized the 51st anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, a feat he achieved while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pa. Each fan in attendance Saturday was given a Chamberlain bobblehead.