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76ers benefit from late surge

PHILADELPHIA — Andre Iguodala scored 20 and Lou Williams added 13 to help the 76ers win their fifth straight game, 96-86, over the Pacers on Monday night.

Led by Iguodala and a deep roster, the Sixers are dominating in the second half to turn close games into comfortable ones. Against the Pacers, it was a 15-3 run in the third quarter that helped them pull away. The Sixers used a 30-8 run in the third to beat Toronto on Saturday.

Indiana's Danny Granger, averaging a team-high 14.9 points, sat out with food poisoning. Pacers guard George Hill (back) also did not play. Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 19 points and David West had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Nikola Vucevic hit a 3-pointer that capped the Sixers' run in the third and gave them a 69-54 lead. Jrue Holiday got the lead back to double digits in the fourth with a 3.

Game highlights: Josh Smith scored a season-high 26 and the visiting Hawks shot nearly 54 percent from the field in beating the Nets for the third time this season, 106-101. … Despite shooting 6-of-18 from the field, Carmelo Anthony made the tiebreaking basket with 2:39 remaining and score 22, helping the host Knicks avenge an embarrassing loss to the Bobcats with a 91-87 victory. Anthony scored eight of the Knicks' final nine points. … Andrea Bargnani matched his season high with 31 points, Amir Johnson had a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double double and the host Raptors beat the Timberwolves 97-87. … Carlos Boozer scored 23 as the host Bulls earned their 13th consecutive victory against the Pistons, 92-68.

Around the league: Raptors center Aaron Gray had a procedure aimed at preventing episodes of a rapid heart rate that have kept the four-year veteran out this season. He's expected to return in two weeks. The ablation was performed at a Toronto hospital. … Celtics forward Jeff Green had surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to repair an aortic aneurysm, discovered by the team medical staff during a routine entrance physical in December.

76ers 96, Pacers 86

INDIANA (86): George 4-16 2-2 13, West 6-14 3-4 15, Hibbert 7-12 5-9 19, Collison 2-11 4-5 8, Jones 5-10 1-1 12, Hansbrough 3-6 4-5 10, Stephenson 1-5 0-0 2, Foster 1-1 1-2 3, Price 1-7 2-2 4. Totals 30-82 22-30 86.

PHILADELPHIA (96): Iguodala 7-16 5-7 20, Brand 3-6 0-0 6, Hawes 5-10 2-2 12, Holiday 4-12 3-3 12, Meeks 2-3 0-0 5, Williams 4-11 3-4 13, Vucevic 5-8 0-0 11, Young 6-7 0-0 12, Turner 2-3 1-3 5. Totals 38-76 14-19 96.

Indiana 20 20 24 22— 86

Philadelphia 25 20 28 23— 96

3-Point GoalsIndiana 4-13 (George 3-8, Jones 1-1, Price 0-2, Collison 0-2), Philadelphia 6-17 (Williams 2-4, Vucevic 1-1, Meeks 1-2, Holiday 1-3, Iguodala 1-5, Turner 0-1, Hawes 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 52 (West 11), Philadelphia 51 (Iguodala 9). AssistsIndiana 18 (George 5), Philadelphia 19 (Williams 6). Total FoulsIndiana 21, Philadelphia 24. A8,612 (20,318).

Raptors 97, Wolves 87

MINNESOTA (87): W.Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Love 3-16 5-10 13, Milicic 3-8 0-0 6, Ridnour 6-9 0-0 13, Ellington 2-6 0-0 5, Williams 4-11 5-5 13, Tolliver 0-3 2-2 2, Rubio 2-9 5-7 10, Barea 5-9 4-4 16, Randolph 2-4 5-5 9. Totals 27-80 26-33 87.

TORONTO (97): Butler 1-8 0-0 2, Bargnani 11-25 8-9 31, A.Johnson 7-9 5-6 19, Calderon 6-11 1-1 14, DeRozan 3-11 3-3 9, J.Johnson 2-3 0-0 5, Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Barbosa 2-7 9-9 13, Carter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 26-28 97.

Minnesota 25 24 20 18— 87

Toronto 27 28 18 24— 97

3-Point GoalsMinnesota 7-24 (Barea 2-4, Love 2-4, Rubio 1-2, Ridnour 1-3, Ellington 1-3, Tolliver 0-2, Williams 0-3, W.Johnson 0-3), Toronto 3-19 (J.Johnson 1-1, Calderon 1-2, Bargnani 1-6, Barbosa 0-2, DeRozan 0-3, Butler 0-5). Fouled OutTolliver. ReboundsMinnesota 54 (Love 14), Toronto 51 (A.Johnson 11). AssistsMinnesota 14 (Rubio 6), Toronto 16 (Calderon 6). Total FoulsMinnesota 26, Toronto 28. TechnicalsMinnesota defensive three second 2, Toronto Bench. A14,097 (19,800).

Hawks 106, Nets 101

ATLANTA (106): Radmanovic 4-11 2-2 14, Smith 10-14 6-11 26, Horford 7-14 0-0 14, Teague 8-13 1-2 20, J.Johnson 9-15 4-4 22, McGrady 1-2 0-0 2, Pachulia 0-2 0-0 0, Pargo 2-5 0-0 5, Green 1-1 0-0 3, I.Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 13-19 106.

NEW JERSEY (101): Brooks 7-14 2-2 19, Humphries 4-7 5-6 13, Petro 4-8 0-0 8, D.Williams 6-17 2-2 15, Morrow 6-11 4-5 20, Sha.Williams 4-10 0-0 11, She.Williams 3-6 2-2 8, Farmar 2-4 3-4 7. Totals 36-77 18-21 101.

Atlanta 31 25 24 26— 106

New Jersey 18 27 26 30— 101

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 9-21 (Radmanovic 4-11, Teague 3-3, Green 1-1, Pargo 1-3, J.Johnson 0-3), New Jersey 11-22 (Morrow 4-6, Brooks 3-6, Sha.Williams 3-6, D.Williams 1-4). Fouled OutHumphries. ReboundsAtlanta 39 (Horford 9), New Jersey 47 (Brooks 10). AssistsAtlanta 26 (Horford, J.Johnson 6), New Jersey 24 (D.Williams 14). Total FoulsAtlanta 17, New Jersey 20. TechnicalsAtlanta defensive three second. A12,259 (18,711).

Knicks 91, Bobcats 87

CHARLOTTE (87): Diaw 8-12 0-0 19, Thomas 2-7 2-2 6, Diop 1-2 0-0 2, Augustin 4-13 1-1 12, Henderson 7-16 0-0 14, White 7-11 1-2 15, Brown 2-6 0-0 4, Mullens 1-6 2-2 4, K.Walker 2-9 5-7 10, Carroll 0-0 1-1 1, Biyombo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-82 12-15 87.

NEW YORK (91): Anthony 6-18 9-13 22, Stoudemire 7-25 11-13 25, Chandler 7-8 6-8 20, Shumpert 7-13 2-2 16, Fields 2-6 1-2 5, B.Walker 0-2 0-0 0, Harrellson 0-1 1-2 1, Douglas 1-5 0-0 2, Bibby 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-79 30-40 91.

Charlotte 21 24 20 22— 87

New York 24 26 22 19— 91

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 7-19 (Diaw 3-5, Augustin 3-9, K.Walker 1-2, Henderson 0-3), New York 1-10 (Anthony 1-2, Douglas 0-1, Bibby 0-1, Stoudemire 0-2, Shumpert 0-2, B.Walker 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 54 (Diaw 10), New York 56 (Chandler 13). AssistsCharlotte 21 (Diaw 7), New York 16 (Anthony 6). Total FoulsCharlotte 24, New York 22. TechnicalsAugustin, White, Charlotte defensive three second, Stoudemire, New York defensive three second. A19,763 (19,763).

Bulls 92, Pistons 68

DETROIT (68): Prince 5-12 1-2 11, Jerebko 2-8 0-0 4, Monroe 5-9 4-4 14, Knight 6-10 0-0 13, Gordon 4-8 3-4 11, Maxiell 1-12 2-2 4, Wilkins 2-3 1-2 5, Bynum 2-5 0-0 4, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Daye 1-4 0-0 2, Macklin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-71 11-14 68.

CHICAGO (92): Deng 2-12 0-0 4, Boozer 9-13 5-6 23, Noah 0-0 4-4 4, Rose 8-16 5-5 22, Brewer 6-9 0-2 12, Gibson 2-7 5-6 9, Korver 2-7 2-2 8, Asik 0-1 0-0 0, Lucas 3-7 0-0 6, Scalabrine 1-1 0-0 2, Butler 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-74 21-25 92.

Detroit 21 13 25 9— 68

Chicago 21 22 25 24— 92

3-Point GoalsDetroit 1-4 (Knight 1-1, Jerebko 0-1, Bynum 0-1, Maxiell 0-1), Chicago 3-16 (Korver 2-5, Rose 1-6, Lucas 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Deng 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDetroit 45 (Monroe 10), Chicago 45 (Boozer, Noah 8). AssistsDetroit 14 (Monroe 6), Chicago 19 (Rose 8). Total FoulsDetroit 21, Chicago 15. TechnicalsChicago defensive three second. A21,530 (20,917).

76ers benefit from late surge 01/09/12 [Last modified: Monday, January 9, 2012 11:21pm]

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