Young Coming of Age in Sixers Win Over Bucks

Toronto bests Seattle, preparing for road trip to face West's best
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2008 11:46 PM CDT
Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young leaps to slam dunk the ball against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Perhaps folks were a bit too critical of Philly’s first-round draft pick Thaddeus Young. The 19 year-old rookie scored 22 points tonight, leading the Sixers to victory over the Bucks, 119-97. In his last four games Young has averaged 16.5 PPG, nine over his season-average, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The Sixers are winners of their last four games. In other NBA action:  

  • Toronto needed a win in a big way tonight and got it against Seattle, 114-106. It didn’t matter it came against one of the league’s worst; it just mattered that the Raptors snapped a losing skid before a road trip on which they will face some of the best teams in the Western Conference. Anthony Parker led Toronto with 23 points.