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Monday, February 4, 2013


(Associated Press)
The Sixers won Monday, but they also lost.

Forward-center Thad Young went down in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Young, who will undergo an MRI Tuesday morning, was not available for comment. And by the sound of Doug Collins, Young isn't expected back before the All-Star break.

Here's what a few of Young's teammates had to say regarding his injury:

Jrue Holiday: “Somebody's got to step up. Obviously with the energy and intensity he brings, everybody's got to step up a lot. I think Arnett (Moultrie) coming off the bench is going to give us a big lift. We have bigs like Spencer (Hawes), who played really well tonight, and Lavoy (Allen), who played really good defense. We all have to come together a little more.”

Spencer Hawes: “I know it's going to hurt Thad, but he's still going to be up cheering, doing whatever he can and in any capacity to help us win. … You can't just replace what he brings every night.”

Nick Young: “Losing him for a couple games, when we're trying to make a push, it's tough. Somebody's got to step up.”

Thad Young, in his first season as a starter, was averaging 15 points and nearly 8 rebounds per game for the Sixers (21-26), who won their third straight game, matching a season-long winning streak, with a 78-61 victory over the Orlando Magic.

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