Thaddeus Young scored 28 points, grabbed seven rebounds, recorded six steals, dished out four assists and blocked a shot to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-104 road victory over the Sacramento Kings Thursday night.
Evan Turner was nearly as good, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Tony Wroten came off of the bench to pour in 21 points.
Despite the loss, the performance of DeMarcus Cousins, who continues to play at a very high level, should not be overlooked. Cousins scored 33 points on 10-of-16 shooting, went 13-of-19 from the charity stripe and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Kings.
Isiah Thomas had 23 points and seven assists while Rudy Gay had 18 points on seven-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Jimmer Fredette had 15 points on five-of-nine shooting off of the bench.
The 76ers entered the final quarter with a 15-point lead, but the Kings threatened to make a game of it. They started the quarter on a 12-2 run capped by a Fredette three-pointer. However, Lavoy Allen answered with baskets on each of the 76ers’ next two possessions and the Kings could never get closer than five in the fourth quarter.
The 76ers are now 11-21 while the Kings are 10-21.