Feb 01, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans (13) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Nick Young (1) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kings Fall to Sixers Despite 29 From Evans

A fantastic game from Tyreke Evans was not enough to overcome the Sixers, as the Kings fell 89-80 on the road.

Philadelphia had strong performances from Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday, and Nick Young, who all scored over 20 points.

The 76ers shot 47.4 percent from the floor while holding the Kings to 38 percent.

The Kings trailed by just four after the first quarter, but fell victim to a 14-4 run in the second frame, which was where the game was decided. At halftime, it was a 15-point advantage for Philadelphia.

Sacramento came back strong to start the third quarter, and cut the lead to 66-63 on a Evans’ dunk.

They entered the fourth trailing by four, and even took the lead, 73-72 on three free throws by Isaiah Thomas to start the final quarter.

However, the Sixers responded by going on a 10-0 run, with Thaddeus Young scoring six of those points. That demoralized the Kings, who once again fell behind by double digits and could not muster up another comeback.

The Kings are now a woeful 5-19 on the road and 17-31 overall. They take on the Knicks in New York tomorrow.


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