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April 10, 2012


GAME 59: 76ERS 107, NETS 88

Hawes scores season-high 19 as 76ers beats Nets

NEWARK, N.J.—Center Spencer Hawes came off the bench for the first time and a scored a season-high 19 points to lead the slumping Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-88 victory over the Nets on Tuesday night.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak and was only the fifth in 15 games for Philadelphia (30-27), giving it a half-game lead over the Knicks (29-27) for the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee (28-29) is 1 1/2 games behind the Knicks.

The loss eliminated the Nets (21-38) from playoff contention for the fifth straight season.


For more, read Tom Canavan's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.



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NETS-76ERS LIVE CHAT



NETS NOTES Kris Humphries (20 points, 10 rebounds) posted his team-leading 27th double-double; it was the 11th time he scored at least 20 points...Johan Petro scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting off the bench, marking the eighth time he reached double figures this season...In his first appearance as a Net, guard Armon Johnson scored 4 points (2-2 FGs) in 5 minutes...The team dropped to 8-3 when owner Mikhail Prokhorov attends.



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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Kris Humphries
31 MIN
20 PTS, 10 REB
4 AST, STL
7-18 FGs, 6-7 FTs
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On Philly's lineup change:

"They brought some different guys back into the lineup. There were three guys off the bench that basically scored 20 points, so that's a lot of points coming off the bench."



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