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                    === Sixers snap road skid in Memphis ===
 Memphis,  TN (Sports  Network) - Starting in place of Jason Richardson, Dorell
 Wright  nailed five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points in the Philadelphia
 76ers' 99-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
 Spencer Hawes registered 20 points and nine rebounds off the bench, while Jrue
 Holiday  added  13 points and  nine assists  for Philadelphia, which snapped a
 six-game road losing streak.
 "We shot the ball well, got to the free throw line and Dorell was tremendous,"
 Sixers head coach Doug Collins said.
 This  was the  second of an eight-game  road trip for the Sixers, who lost the
 opener of their swing against the Brooklyn Nets.
 Zach  Randolph finished  with 23 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the
 Grizzlies, who fell to 12-3 at home this season.
 Marreese  Speights  split a  pair of  foul shots to  pull the Grizzlies within
 75-73 with 10:30 remaining in the fourth, but the Sixers responded with a 13-0
 run to create some distance.
 Royal Ivey nailed a pair of triples in the spurt, including the capper to make
 it 88-73 with 7:51 to play.
 Memphis  answered with  a 7-0  spurt shortly  after. Randolph  poured in  five
 points  during  the swing, including a  three-point play to conclude it, which
 cut the deficit to 90-82 with 5:41 showing on the clock.
 Marc  Gasol's  layup a  bit later pulled  the hosts within  91-84 with 4:04 to
 play,  but  Memphis never got any  closer as Philadelphia countered with a 6-0
 "We  just got to sure some things up. There is no need to panic at this time,"
 Grizzlies  forward  Quincy Pondexter said.  "I think  we'll be just fine later
 Earlier,  Memphis  led by as many  as 10 in  the opening frame before taking a
 29-26 advantage into the second.
 The  Sixers, though,  outscored the Grizzlies, 23-18, in the second and headed
 into the break with a 49-47 cushion. Philadelphia headed into the final stanza
 with a 75-70 spread.
                                   Game Notes
 This  was Philadelphia's longest road slide since dropping eight in a row from
 Nov.  10-Dec. 3, 2010  ... Thaddeus Young had 13 points, four blocks and three
 steals for the Sixers.
 12/27 02:54:41 ET

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