Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Turner hurt as Sixers lose fifth straight

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 33 points and seven assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 125-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Harden topped 20 points for the seventh straight game to send the 76ers to their fifth straight loss. He made 17 of 18 free throws, including six in the fourth quarter, as Houston improved to 9-2 in its last 11 home games.

Toney Douglas heated up in the fourth quarter for the Rockets, hitting five 3-pointers and scoring all 17 of his points.

Reserve Nick Young scored 21 points to lead Philadelphia, which matched its most lopsided loss of the season. The 76ers also lost by 22 points against the Knicks on Nov. 5.

Evan Turner left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury. The Sixers are still withouh Jrue Holiday and Andrew Bynum is yet to play.


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