NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at LA Lakers|
(Sunday, December 29th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 111, LA Lakers 104
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Thaddeus Young had 25 points and nine
rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers snap a 13-game road losing streak with
a 111-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Evan Turner contributed 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while
Spencer Hawes netted 19 points with eight rebounds for Philadelphia, which
hadn't won on the road since Nov. 1 in Washington. That was the Sixers' first
road game of the season.
Michael Carter-Williams added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in the
"Wins from time to time help validate the time that everyone's put in," Sixers
coach Brett Brown said of his players. "I'm happy for them. I think they
Nick Young led all scorers with 26 points on 6-of-21 shooting from the field,
including just 2-of-11 from deep for LA. He did, however, shoot a perfect 12-
for-12 from the foul line.
Jordan Hill and Shawne Williams each recorded double-doubles in defeat with
Hill registering 18 points and 13 rebounds and Williams scoring 11 with 10
The Lakers are in the midst of a season-high five game losing streak.
"We have to start playing bettter and get some wins." said Lakers coach Mike
D'Antoni. "We have to battle. The biggest thing is keeping our guys' spirits
Jodie Meeks, who finished with 15 points, converted a three-point play early
in the third to put LA up 62-60 when the Sixers went on a 12-2 surge that
Carter-Williams started with a slam and Hawes capped with a 3.
Philadelphia led by as many 13 in the frame following a 3 from James Anderson
and the visitors brought an 86-77 advantage into the fourth.
The Sixers led 90-80 when the Lakers locked all windows and doors, using a
17-4 run to take their first lead since Meeks' three-point conversion in the
previous frame. Robert Sacre made a three-point play of his own with 7:07 to
play which gave the Lakers a slim 95-94 advantage and Nick Young capped the
spurt with a fadeaway jumper in the lane.
Carter-Williams and Hawes proceeded to knock down shots to reclaim the lead
for Philadelphia with 4 1/2 minutes left in the contest.
Those buckets were part of a swift 6-0 run after Turner added a pair at the
line for a 100-97 lead.
The margin remained three when Thaddeus Young slashed through the lane,
receiving a pass from Carter-Williams, and finished with a layup to make it
104-99 with just under two minutes left.
Hill answered with a layup at the other end, but Thaddeus Young made an
acrobatic three-point play to push the advantage to six.
Meeks bumped Thaddeus Young as he was falling backward when the Sixers
swingman tossed the ball up to the hoop and in.
Jordan Farmar made a trey with 55.2 seconds left, but the Lakers couldn't get
any closer as Shawne Williams' game-tying attempt was long and Turner wrangled
in the rebound, knocking down two at the line with 13.2 seconds left.
Turner made an emphatic reverse slam to close the scoring and give the Sixers
back-to-back wins at Staples Center for the first time since 1984.
"We played team basketball," said Thaddeus Young. "We brought a lot of energy
over the last part of the game."
The Lakers led 22-20 after one quarter and the game was tied at 52 at the
Xavier Henry left the game in the first quarter with what the team is calling
a strained knee. An MRI is scheduled for Monday ... The Lakers had 22
turnovers compared to just 11 for Philadelphia ... Each team had trouble
shooting with the Sixers going 35-of-95 (41.1 percent) from the field and the
Lakers shooting a bitter 31-for-84 (36.9 percent) ... The Sixers outscored the
Lakers 52-28 in the paint.
12/30 00:55:50 ET