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Embattled Philadelphia 76ers Continue to Lose

February 8th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
By Ryan White

Philadelphia 76ers continue their loosing streak. They lost at home yesterday to the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers 112-98, despite being without six of their players, including All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.

The 76ers have now blown seven straight games at home.They started out well early in the game with a 19-11 lead and by the end of the quarter were out front 35-26.

The 76ers kept the lead 64-55, with a minute left in the half, then ran out of gas. Center Spencer Hawes and forward Thaddeus Young had 15 points each and center forward Lavoy Allen an additional 10, but it was not enough.

The Lakers, kept the lead for good after 3:52 left in the third quarter following a 3-pointer by their backup guard Kendall Marshall.

However, the night belonged to Steve Nash, the oldest player in the NBA, who scored a season-high 19 points. He had five assists; four rebounds and shot 8 for 15.

Fellow teammates Wesley Johnson and Chris Kaman each had 17 points. Six other Lakers’ players finished with double-digits.

''I thought I could play well, I could contribute,'' said Nash. ''At this point, I don't take anything for granted. It's a grind for me to get ready to play every day. I'm just thrilled I can move out there without restriction and help my team.''





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