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NBA scores: Sixers loss halts possible weekend momentum

The Philadelphia 76ers loss to the Boston Celtics, 92-79, on Saturday a day after they took down Boston in overtime.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics, 92-79, on Saturday in Boston only a day after taking down the Celtics in overtime in Philadelphia.

The Sixers got a big game from Thaddeus Young, who scored a game-high 22 points, but he did not get enough help in the loss on Saturday. Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday scored in double figures but did not shoot well from the floor. Four Celtics scored in double figures in the win.

The Sixers got a double-double from Turner (26 points, 11 rebounds) in the 95-94 overtime win on Friday. Young also had a double-double in the contest (17 points, 12 rebounds). The win followed by the loss sank the Sixers back into a tie with the Celtics at 3½ games behind the Knicks for first place in the Atlantic Division. The loss was also the third in the last four games for the Sixers.

The 76ers will be back in action on Monday when they host the Detroit Pistons (7-15) at the Wells Fargo Center.