Instant Replay: Sixers 95, Bobcats 92

Instant Replay: Sixers 95, Bobcats 92

Thaddeus Young hits the game-winner with 3.2 seconds left

January 15, 2014, 9:30 pm
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Thad Young hit a game-winning three-pointer and finished with 11 points in the Sixers' 95-92 win over the Bobcats. (USA Today Images)


The Sixers were hoping to snap their four-game losing streak playing the Bobcats, who came to town with a 16-23 record.

It took the full 48 minutes to seal the deal, but the Sixers held off the Bobcats 95-92 with a late Thad Young three.

The Sixers were 6 of 15 from three-point range. Charlotte was 5 for 20 and shot 39.8 percent for the game overall.

Lavoy Allen missed his third consecutive game with a right calf injury though he is expected back this weekend.

Turning point
Thaddeus Young was 3 for 10 from the floor including 0 for 2 from long distance when he let a three-pointer fly with 3.2 seconds left. The shot fell to give the Sixers a 95-92 lead and victory.

Young, on the season, is shooting 39.3 percent from behind the arc. He finished with 11 points.

Follow the leader
Evan Turner scored 11 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter.

Spencer Hawes more than held his own against Bobcats center Al Jefferson. Hawes recorded his 13th double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. He also had seven assists.

Michael Carter-Williams had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Jefferson finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 26 points.

Newcomer Dewayne Dedmon played 14 minutes and pulled down seven rebounds, helping the Sixers out-rebound Charlotte 50-42.

Take a bow
Tony Wroten’s second quarter, one-handed slam was quite a demonstration of quickness and fearlessness. Wroten blew by his own man, leaving Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with no option but to come from the weak side to try and block it.

MKG was too late and Wroten had himself the highlight of the game.

What’s new
The Sixers will have a day of preparation before they face the Miami Heat Friday night -- a rematch of the season opener when the young Sixers shocked the basketball world with a 114-110 win.

The Sixers, who went 3-0 to start their season, are now 13-25. The Heat are 27-11 after a loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Sixers out-rebounded the Heat, 40-32, in the first meeting. They also forced Miami into 19 turnovers and scored 27 points off them. Miami, however, did make 16 of 40 shots from behind the arc.