The Philadelphia 76ers ended their three-game losing streak Monday night, taking on a hapless Charlotte Bobcats on the road and coming away 105-80 victors. The win should hopefully provide the team with a shot of confidence as they return home to play the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics after playing four of their last five games on the road.
Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points each, with Holiday pitching in six assists and Young adding six rebounds. Louis Williams added 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field including 3-of-3 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
Spencer Hawes started once again coming off an Achilles' straing, making another significant impact defensively around the rim. He had 11 rebounds and three blocked shots to go along with 13 points. The Sixers dominated the Bobcats on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 51 to 31.
Charlotte shot just 38.7 percent for the game (compared to 53.5 percent for Philly). Gerald Henderson's 14 points led the team. He had a decent night going 5-for-10 from the field with four assists. Unfortunately, he couldn't make up for 3-of-10 performance from Tyrus Thomas, or a 2-of-8 performance by D.J. Augustin.