Final Score: Philadelphia 87, Charlotte 76
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Lavoy Allen pulled down a career-high 22
rebounds -- half on the offensive glass -- to go with 14 points, and the
Philadelphia 76ers sent the Charlotte Bobcats to a seventh straight loss with
an 87-76 decision at Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers were outscored at the free throw line, 20-7, but had 24 more points
in the paint and got a spark from Jeremy Pargo, who played 29-plus minutes and
posted 12 points and six assists two days after signing a 10-day contract.
Jrue Holiday netted 20 points, Spencer Hawes added 17 and Evan Turner recorded
16 points and 10 boards in a balanced attack for Philadelphia, which improved
to 5-2 on an eight-game homestand that concludes Monday against the Clippers.
Ramon Sessions had 20 points for the Bobcats, who shot just 31 percent from
the floor in yet another setback.
"They owned us on the boards," said Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson said,
referring to the 60-40 rebounding differential.
The Sixers held the Bobcats to just six field goals in the first quarter, then
made six themselves in the second. Despite the struggles, Philadelphia still
led, 38-37, at halftime.
The third quarter was a much different story, as the hosts connected on half
of its 22 attempts from the field. Allen got things started with a dunk on the
first possession, and Holiday scored on three straight touches to cap a 12-2
run to open the frame.
The margin reached 16 when Pargo's three-point play made it 63-47 with 2:34
left, though Charlotte scored seven straight to pull within nine heading to
The closest it got from there was five with under 3 1/2 minutes to go, but
jumpers by Hawes and Holiday extended the lead, and the Sixers held on from
"We executed (down the stretch)," Turner said.
Holiday had a game-high seven assists ... The Sixers have held the opposition
below 90 points in five straight contests ... Philadelphia improved to 20-0
when leading at the start of the fourth quarter ... Byron Mullens chipped in
16 points for the Bobcats, losers of five straight against the Sixers.
02/10 01:30:39 ET
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