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    Roundup: Sixers get balanced attack, top Raptors

    76ers forward Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Raptors.
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    76ers forward Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Raptors.

    Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday, and Nick Young scored 16 points apiece and the Philadelphia 76ers beat host Toronto, 93-83, on Saturday night, their fifth victory in the last six meetings with the Raptors.

    Spencer Hawes had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Dorell Wright added 15 points, and Philadelphia won its third straight, with all three victories on the road, including Friday night’s 106-100 win in Boston.

    Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 23 points, while DeMar DeRozan had 19. Jose Calderon had 14 points and 11 assists, but the Raptors lost their third straight while being held to a season-low point total.


    Bulls 87, Timberwolves 80 — Nate Robinson came off the bench to score 18 points and Joakim Noah added 17 points and four blocks as host Chicago defeated Minnesota for the sixth straight time.

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    With Kirk Hinrich nursing a right hip strain, Robinson went 8 for 14 from the field as the Bulls rebounded after squandering a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Bobcats 101, Mavericks 97 — Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds to help host Charlotte snap a 16-game losing streak against Dallas in overtime.

    Kidd-Gilchrist was 8 of 12 from the field and had a pair of key offensive rebounds off missed foul shots late in the game. Kemba Walker added 26 points and seven assists for Charlotte and Ramon Sessions made some big shots down the stretch and in overtime, finishing with 12 points. Sessions hit two free throws with 6.3 seconds left in the extra session to help seal the win.

    Spurs 112, Blazers 109 — Gary Neal had 27 points, and Manu Ginobili hit two big free throws in the final seconds as visiting San Antonio beat Portland.


    Nicolas Batum had a career-high 33 points for the Trail Blazers. Tim Duncan added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs.

    Rockets 96, Pistons 82 — James Harden scored 20 points as host Houston beat winless Detroit in its first game without coach Kevin McHale. The team announced earlier Saturday that McHale was taking an immediate leave of absence to deal with a family matter.

    Brandon Knight scored 16 points for Detroit and Greg Monroe added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

    Pacers 89, Wizards 85 — Paul George scored 20 points as host Indiana beat winless Washington. Roy Hibbert added 7 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks for the Pacers (3-4), who stopped a three-game slide.

    Jazz 94, Suns 81 — Al Jefferson had 27 points and 14 rebounds as Utah built a 22-point lead and held on for a victory over Phoenix. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Utah. Luis Scola led the Suns with 21 points.