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Sixers Beat Kings 113-104 For 3rd Straight Victory

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thaddeus Young had 28 points, Evan Turner had 24 and the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-104 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

The suddenly surging 76ers took the lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again in winning their third consecutive road game after losing the previous 13.

Reserve guard Tony Wroten had 21 points for Philadelphia, which ends its six-game road trip Saturday in Portland. Lavoy Allen and Spencer Hawes added 10 points apiece.

Young had a career-high six steals, including five in the first half, tying the arena record. Turner added 10 rebounds and six assists.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 of his 33 points in the opening half for the Kings, who committed 23 turnovers and lost their sixth home game in a row to the 76ers.

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