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Sixers Win 3rd Straight; Beat Raptors 93-83

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TORONTO (AP) — Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday and Nick Young scored 16 points apiece and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Toronto 93-83 on Saturday night, their fifth victory in 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. It’s the first time the 76ers have done that since February 2003.

The Sixers, who won 106-100 at Boston on Friday night, knocked off another Atlantic Division opponent thanks to a huge second quarter that saw them turn a six-point deficit into a 19-point lead.

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.

Rookie Jonas Valanciunas had eight points and eight rebounds as Toronto was held to a season-low point total.

The Raptors used a 9-0 run in the first quarter to take a 26-20 lead, but the Sixers turned the tables in the second, getting 11 points from Nick Young and using a 12-0 run to outscore Toronto 32-7. Philadelphia led 52-33 at the half.

Toronto made just two of 20 field goal attempts in the second, while Philadelphia connected on 13 of 18.

Bargnani scored eight points in the third as the Raptors closed the gap, and Amir Johnson’s alley-oop at the buzzer cut it to 69-62 heading into the fourth.

DeRozan cut it to six with a free throw to start the final quarter, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Wright restored Philadelphia’s double-digit lead, and ensured the Sixers’ third straight victory in Toronto.

Calderon started at point guard for the Raptors in place of Kyle Lowry (right ankle), while Alan Anderson started for Landry Fields (right wrist). Anderson, however, sprained his left foot late in the third and had to be carried off. He did not return.

The 76ers played without center Kwame Brown (left calf) and guard Jason Richardson (left ankle), who did not travel to Toronto.

NOTES: Evan Turner led the 76ers with 12 rebounds. … Lowry, Toronto’s leading scorer, left in the first half of Tuesday’s loss at Oklahoma City and has not played since. Fields, who has been sore for several weeks, saw a hand specialist Friday and is scheduled to see another doctor next week. … Linas Kleiza returned to Toronto’s lineup after missing the past four games for personal reasons. … The Raptors wore camouflage jerseys in honor of Sunday’s Remembrance Day holiday.

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