Young's efforts lead the Nets past the 76ers to end skid

– Thaddeus Young scored 21 points and the Brooklyn Nets stopped a five-game losing streak with a 94-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

Joe Johnson added 15 points and Jarrett Jack contributed 12 for the Nets, who moved within three games of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Brooklyn had allowed 106.6 points per game during its skid.

Nerlens Noel scored 17 points for Philadelphia. Isaiah Canaan added 13.

The 21 points were the most Young has scored in his 12 games with the Nets since being traded from Minnesota for Kevin Garnett. Young, who also had nine rebounds, played the first seven seasons of his career in Philadelphia before being traded to the Timberwolves in the offseason.


•WALL OPENS DOOR: John Wall led the Wizards' rally from a 21-point deficit with a 31-point, 12-assist effort in a 113-97 win over the visiting Kings.

•CHARGING CELTICS: Boston won for the fourth straight time with its 93-89 win over the host Pacers to move a half-game behind the Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.