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NBA: Philadelphia 99, Memphis 89

Dec. 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM   |   Comments

MEMPHIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Dorrell Wright, starting in place of the injured Jason Richardson, hit five 3-pointers and scored 28 points Wednesday to lead Philadelphia past Memphis 99-89.

The surprising victory ended a six-game road losing streak for the 76ers. Memphis brought a 12-2 home mark into the contest.

Richard missed the contest with a lower back strain and Wright took advantage of the playing time to make 8-of-11 shots from the field and 7-of-8 from the line.

Philadelphia played the second contest in an eight-game road trip that began with a loss to Brooklyn.

Spencer Hawes added 20 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, who hit 52 percent of their field goal attempts and were 9-of-16 from beyond the arc.

Zach Randolph led Memphis with 23 points. The Grizzlies were within two points with 10:30 to play, but Philadelphia went on a 13-0 run to seize control.

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