Wright, Hawes lead Sixers past Grizzlies 99-89

Wright, Hawes lead Sixers past Grizzlies 99-89
December 26, 2012, 10:33 pm
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Dorell Wright (4) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Quincy Pondexter (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Dorell Wright scored 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, season-highs for both, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 99-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Wright, who was starting his fifth game of the season, was inserted into the lineup for Jason Richardson, who sat out with a low back strain. Wright was 8 of 11 from the field, part of the Sixers shooting 52 percent from the field, including 9 of 16 outside the arc. Wright hit 5 of 8 from long range.

Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday had 13 points each for Philadelphia, Holiday adding nine assists. Nick Young finished with 12 points. Hawes blocked five shots, part of Philadelphia recording a season-high 12 rejections.

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Marc Gasol had 18 points and eight rebounds.