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Sixers beat Warriors, snap long losing skid
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...
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 ½ games behind Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the East.
Stephen Curry scored 30 and former Cougar Klay Thompson added 29 for the Warriors, who have 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 ½ ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, who are fighting for the last spot.
Blazers beat Timberwolves
PORTLAND — Damian Lillard scored 24 points, J.J. Hickson added 18 points and 16 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-96 to earn only their second win in nearly a month.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and eight rebounds for Portland, which had six players score in double figures. The Blazers jumped to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 18, while the Timberwolves never challenged.
Derrick Williams had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wolves, who have dropped their past five games and 21 of 25. Former Sonic Luke Ridnour added 18 points and six assists.
CHICAGO — Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85.
The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into third, giving them an 18-point lead. They opened March on a winning note after going 5-8 in February, just their second losing month in 2 ½ seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau.
Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 22 points — 14 in the first quarter — but the Nets fell for the fourth time in five games. Deron Williams cooled off, finishing with 14 after averaging 27 over the previous three games.
• Monta Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five apiece in the extra period to spark the host Milwaukee Bucks to a 122-114 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Ilyasova finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Jennings had a career-high 19 assists.
• The Miami Heat signed 40-year-old power forward Juwan Howard to a 10-day contract. It will be his 19th NBA season.