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Hawes leads Sixers past Magic
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers' 78-61 win over the Orlando Magic.
Jrue Holiday added 13 points and 14 assists for the Sixers, who have gone 4-1 so far on their eight-game homestand.
The 61 points allowed was a season low.
Sixers forward Thaddeus Young left the game in the middle of the second quarter with a strained left hamstring when he was attempting to steal a rebound from Magic forward Gustavo Ayon. Young did not return.
E'Twaun Moore netted 18 points to lead Orlando, which tied a season-high with its 10th straight loss.
Orlando shot just 33.8 percent (27-of-80) from the floor.
The Magic trailed 42-35 at the break and pulled within three after beginning the third on a 7-2 flurry, but the Sixers countered with a 14-1 run to seize control of the contest.
Hawes had seven points during the surge, which was capped on Arnett Moultrie's jumper to make it 58-42 in favor of Philadelphia late in the frame before the home team took a 60-46 lead into the final period.
The margin reached its apex at 20 in the fourth.
Philly opened up a 22-6 advantage in the opening stanza and led 28-16 after a quarter of play.
Hawes tallied his seventh double-double of the season ... Nick Young recorded 15 points, six rebounds and four steals for Philly ... Nikola Vucevic registered nine points and 14 boards for Orlando.
02/04 21:15:45 ET
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