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           === Allen, Sixers hand Bobcats seventh straight defeat ===
 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 fourth.
 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.
                                   Game Notes
 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 01:31:09 ET