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January 1, 2014 | Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

by Max Rappaport, Sixers.com
Posted: January 2, 2014

DENVER –– Sunday, the Sixers notched their first road win since November 1, defeating the Lakers at Staples Center 111-104. Wednesday, the Sixers made it two straight, defeating the Denver Nuggets 114-102 on New Years Day.

Trailing the Nuggets 30-24 at the end of the first frame, the Sixers proceeded to rattle off 44 points in the second – the most the points the team has scored in any quarter this season. Entering halftime with a 68-56 lead, Philadelphia never looked back, holding a multi-possession advantage for the remainder of the game en route to a 12-point victory.

“Everybody is coming together, and I think we're moving the ball well,” Evan Turner said in the locker room following the game. “We're running – that’s the biggest thing. We're doing a lot of great things.”

Turner led the way for Philadelphia, scoring 23 points (8-17 FG) to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 17 points (7-17 FG) and 10 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams notched 16 points (5-15 FG), nine rebounds, and six assists. In all, seven Sixers scored in double figures, including all five of the team’s starters.

Three games into a five-game Western Conference road trip, Philadelphia finds itself 2-1; it’s the team’s best start to their annual holiday tour in six seasons. 

Thursday, the Sixers take on the Kings in Sacramento, and Saturday, they face the Trail Blazers in Portland.

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