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Warriors can't stop 76ers' Turner in 104-97 loss

  • Golden State Warriors' Carl Landry, center, Jarrett Jack, right, and Philadelphia 76ers' Lavoy Allen (50) chase a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

PHILADELPHIA — One assist shy of his first career triple-double, Evan Turner took pride in getting the win.

Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jrue Holiday scored 27, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

"I wasn't going to force anything to get a triple-double," Turner said. "It was cool and it's great to get a win. We competed and gave a lot of effort."

Thad Young had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Royal Ivey chipped in with 17 points for the Sixers, who are 5 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 25 games left.

Stephen Curry scored 30 and Klay Thompson added 29 for the Warriors, who've lost four in a row.

Despite losing 10 of 13, Golden State remains sixth in the West. The Warriors are one game up on eighth-place Houston and 3 1/2 ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, who are fighting for the last spot.

"Our problem was not offensively, our problem was defensively," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "Our offense is not going to win ballgames. Defensively is how we got it done and taking care of the basketball, and those two things are hurting us right now."

The Sixers overcame deficits of 16 in the first half and 11 in the third quarter and took an 82-81 lead into the fourth.

The teams went back-and-forth until Young's layup put Philadelphia up 96-94 with 3:15 left. Turner followed consecutive misses by the Warriors with a jumper from the corner. He nailed another one for a 100-94 lead.

But Thompson answered with a 3-pointer. After two failed possessions, Holiday hit a jumper to give the Sixers a 102-97 cushion and ice it.


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