NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Philadelphia|
(Tuesday, January 15th)
Final Score: New Orleans 111, Philadelphia 99
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Greivis Vasquez led five Hornets players
in double figures with 23 points, as New Orleans came away with a 111-99 road
victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Eric Gordon had 19 points, Ryan Anderson scored 14, Xavier Henry compiled 11
and rookie Anthony Davis added 10 for the Hornets, who have won five of their
last six games.
Jrue Holiday finished a double-double, 29 points and 11 assists, to go along
with five rebounds and four steals for Philadelphia, which was looking to win
consecutive games for the first time since late November. The Sixers snapped a
five-game losing streak Saturday against Houston.
The Sixers were down two early in the third quarter, only to see New Orleans
build an 88-68 lead on a Henry dunk early in the fourth quarter.
Nick Young provided a spark off the bench for Philadelphia over the final
frame, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting after being a spectator through
the first three frames.
Buoyed by Young's play, the Sixers made a run to close the gap to single
digits. Dorell Wright nailed a 3-pointer to draw Philadelphia within 97-89
with 5:25 remaining. But Vasquez followed an Anderson tip-in with a trey to
put New Orleans up 105-91, all but sealing the win.
"I thought we played with a lot of energy," Vasquez said. "We started hitting
shots, starting getting into our offense and started getting physical."
Philadelphia drained its first six 3-pointers, but still trailed 35-28 after
the first quarter. That was in part due to New Orleans shooting 76.2 percent
over the opening 12 minutes.
The Hornets extended their lead to 48-35 when Davis showed some range by
hitting a 19-footer with 5:15 remaining in the second quarter.
The Sixers, though, responded with eight straight points as part of a 16-5
surge that stretched into the third quarter. A Jason Richardson jumper trimmed
the deficit to 53-51.
"Terrible start defensively. Tried to work ourselves back into it," said
Sixers coach Doug Collins.
New Orleans shot 53.0 percent from the floor. The Sixers have now lost 22
straight games when opponents shoot 50.0 percent or better, a streak that
dates back to 2010-11 ... Evan Turner had 14 points, seven rebounds and three
assists for Philadelphia.
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