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8:56 PM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes each turned in double-doubles as the Philadelphia 76ers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks, 101-90, at Philips Arena.

Turner finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds, Hawes scored 19 and pulled down 12 boards and Young netted 14 to go with 13 rebounds for the 76ers, who kept their slim playoff hopes alive.

Philadelphia trails the Milwaukee Bucks by five games for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Bucks lost on the road to the New York Knicks Friday night.

Josh Smith led five Atlanta players in double figures with 19 points and Al Horford added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who hold a 2 1/2- game lead over the Boston Celtics for sixth place in the East.

Boston lost at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday.

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