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Sixers Survive Scare for 20th Win

On Monday night, the Sixers (20-9) barely beat the Bobcats (3-25) to win their 20th game of the season, while sending the Bobcats to their 15th consecutive loss.

Lou goes up for a rebound as 'Cats guard Kemba Walker defends (AP).

The Sixers were not in complete sync, as they were in need of some help late in the game. Lou Williams made a clutch 3-pointer which gave the Sixers a 96-86 lead, which secured the Sixers their 20th win with under 30 seconds left. The Sixers just needed 29 games to win their 20th game while last year, they needed 45 games.

Lou Williams led the team yet again in scoring off the bench with 23, while Thaddeus Young had 23 and Jrue Holiday, who started the game 5-5, had 19. Corey Maggette led the Bobcats with 22 points while rookie Kemba Walker added 21.

It appeared as if the Sixers had an easy night off, due to the fact that they were leading by 15 at one point during the second quarter. However, Kemba Walker nailed two threes which cut the lead to 81-79.

The Sixers went on a 5-0 run with 3 minutes left in the game that restored the lead 89-81, and from there it was clear[er] sailing. The Bobcats cut the lead to 91-86 with a layup, but Nikola Vucevic made a layup of his own to give the Sixers a cushioning lead of 93-86 with less than a minute to go.

Without the Episcopal Academy product Henderson, the Bobcats haven't been competitive whatsoever.

The Bobcats have not won since January 12, where they beat the Golden State Warriors. Without leading scorer Gerald Henderson, who averages 15 points per game, the Bobcats are easily the worst offensive team in the NBA. Henderson, who attended Episcopal Academy located in Philadelphia, is dealing with a hamstring issue and has missed five straight games. Before Monday night, the Bobcats were losing by an average of 25 points per game.

Now Philly heads out to Orlando to face Dwight Howard and the Magic on Wednesday.

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Author:Curran Aiyer

I like sports and gaming - obviously sports games like 2K and Madden. I'm not a big NASCAR or Poker fan because they require very little athletic skill but I am a HUGE NFL, NBA, and MLB fan. Check out Khandyman.com for my writings.

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