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This 10 is perfect enough for 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — Carl Landry scored 22 to lead the 76ers to a 107-93 victory over the Pelicans on Tuesday night, ensuring that Philadelphia won't tie its league record for fewest victories in an 82-game season.

Philadelphia (10-68) is one win clear of the 1972-73 76ers, who went 9-73. Philadelphia has four games remaining.

The 76ers also don't have to worry about tying the Mavericks of 1991-92, '92-93 and '93-94 for the worst three-year run in league history. The Mavericks combined to go 46-200. The Sixers are 47-195 since the start of the 2013-14 season.

Isaiah Canaan added 16 points for the 76ers, who snapped a 12-game losing streak while winning for the second time in the last 27 games.

Landry made his first nine shots and finished 9-for-10, tying a career high with two 3-pointers.

The home crowd chanted "MVP" as Landry attempted free throws late in the game.

Dante Cunningham led the Pelicans with 19 points and Alexis Ajinca had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: DeMar DeRozan scored 26, Kyle Lowry had 12 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the host Raptors beat the Hornets 96-90, handing Charlotte back-to-back losses for the first time in more than two months. … J.R. Smith scored 21 and went 7 of 11 from 3-point range to lead the visiting Cavaliers to a 109-80 victory over the Bucks.

FAB FACILITY: Tony Ressler had one early objective when his ownership group bought the Hawks last June.

"From the first day I toured our practice facilities, I felt that the Atlanta Hawks were and are at a professional disadvantage facilities-wise," Ressler said. "My view was that it was job No. 1 to change that. That was absolutely our first and highest objective."

The Hawks announced Tuesday they've partnered with Emory Healthcare to build a practice facility and move team headquarters to a new campus a few miles north of Philips Arena before the 2017-18 season.

Other teams, such as Minnesota, Cleveland and Chicago, have joined with regional healthcare companies on similar ventures, but Dr. Scott Boden, the director of Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center, said this partnership is unprecedented.

"This goes much beyond sponsorship and naming rights," Boden said. "It's a much higher level of integration of two organizations in sports."

Peak Performance Project, a California-based center that tests and trains athletes, is on board to join the project, too. The 90,000-square foot complex will be located in Brookhaven, about 7 miles from Philips Arena.

"It's really something that doesn't exist in the NBA or really in almost any professional sport," Boden said.

Ressler, the principal owner of a group that paid $850 million for the Hawks and the rights to Philips Arena, now will turn to negotiating major upgrades to the arena, likely with public financial support.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: A Brooklyn man was charged in the robbery and shooting of Knicks player Cleanthony Early outside a Queens strip club in December. A complaint filed in federal court says Delvon Dowling, 22, was part of a group of masked men who staked out the club, shot Early in the right leg and robbed him of necklaces, gold caps from his teeth and other items.

76ers 107, Pelicans 93

NEW ORLEANS (93): Babbitt 7-16 0-0 16, Cunningham 7-9 2-4 19, Ajinca 6-12 0-0 12, Frazier 4-12 4-4 12, Douglas 3-12 0-0 7, Ennis 3-7 4-6 11, Perkins 4-7 0-0 8, Hamilton 3-7 2-2 8. Totals 37-82 12-16 93.

PHILADELPHIA (107): Covington 3-16 5-5 12, Grant 4-9 2-2 10, Brand 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 3-8 2-2 8, Canaan 6-12 0-0 16, McConnell 3-7 0-0 7, Noel 2-5 0-1 4, Stauskas 5-11 1-2 13, Thompson 4-7 2-2 13, Landry 9-10 2-3 22. Totals 40-88 14-17 107.

New Orleans 29 22 22 20— 93

Philadelphia 21 36 31 19— 107

3-Point GoalsNew Orleans 7-18 (Cunningham 3-5, Babbitt 2-3, Ennis 1-4, Douglas 1-4, Frazier 0-2), Philadelphia 13-34 (Canaan 4-7, Thompson 3-4, Landry 2-2, Stauskas 2-5, McConnell 1-2, Covington 1-10, Grant 0-1, Smith 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew Orleans 55 (Ajinca 10), Philadelphia 45 (Landry, Covington 9). AssistsNew Orleans 20 (Frazier 9), Philadelphia 31 (McConnell 8). Total FoulsNew Orleans 16, Philadelphia 15. A10,978 (20,318).

Raptors 96, Hornets 90

CHARLOTTE (90): Lee 5-11 1-2 11, Williams 5-11 2-2 15, Zeller 4-6 1-2 9, Walker 4-16 2-3 11, Lin 5-11 7-8 21, Jefferson 2-9 1-2 5, Kaminsky 3-10 1-2 9, Lamb 3-11 0-0 7, Hawes 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-88 15-21 90.

TORONTO (96): Powell 2-6 0-0 4, Scola 2-5 1-1 5, Valanciunas 5-8 2-3 12, Lowry 8-16 2-3 21, DeRozan 7-19 11-12 26, Ross 1-2 2-3 4, Patterson 4-10 1-1 10, Biyombo 1-5 1-6 3, Joseph 4-6 2-2 11, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-78 22-31 96.

Charlotte 16 26 17 31— 90

Toronto 26 30 19 21— 96

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 11-35 (Lin 4-6, Williams 3-6, Kaminsky 2-7, Lamb 1-4, Walker 1-8, Hawes 0-1, Lee 0-3), Toronto 6-23 (Lowry 3-8, DeRozan 1-2, Joseph 1-2, Patterson 1-4, Ross 0-1, Scola 0-2, Powell 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 54 (Jefferson 11), Toronto 61 (Valanciunas 12). AssistsCharlotte 20 (Lin 7), Toronto 19 (Lowry, DeRozan 6). Total FoulsCharlotte 22, Toronto 16. TechnicalsToronto defensive three second. A19,800 (19,800).

Cavaliers 109, Bucks 80

CLEVELAND (109): James 7-9 2-2 17, Love 6-11 2-2 17, Mozgov 2-4 0-0 4, Irving 5-9 2-3 15, Smith 7-12 0-0 21, Thompson 5-6 1-1 11, Dellavedova 0-1 2-2 2, Frye 4-11 0-0 10, Shumpert 1-1 0-0 2, Jefferson 0-3 0-0 0, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 3-5 0-0 8, McRae 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 41-75 9-10 109.

MILWAUKEE (80): Parker 7-19 5-10 19, O'Bryant 6-10 0-0 12, Monroe 4-11 0-0 8, Vaughn 4-17 0-0 10, Antetokounmpo 10-18 0-0 22, Henson 0-1 0-0 0, Ennis 2-4 0-0 4, Plumlee 2-6 1-2 5, Inglis 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 35-88 6-12 80.

Cleveland 33 34 26 16— 109

Milwaukee 19 24 24 13— 80

3-Point GoalsCleveland 18-36 (Smith 7-11, Irving 3-4, Love 3-6, Jones 2-4, Frye 2-6, James 1-2, Jefferson 0-3), Milwaukee 4-16 (Antetokounmpo 2-4, Vaughn 2-10, Parker 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCleveland 48 (Love 9), Milwaukee 46 (Antetokounmpo 14). AssistsCleveland 30 (James 9), Milwaukee 20 (Antetokounmpo 8). Total FoulsCleveland 14, Milwaukee 14. TechnicalsMilwaukee defensive three second. A15,061 (18,717).

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