LOS ANGELES - Arriving at the fourth quarter with a lead, no matter how large or small, has benefitted the 76ers all season long. And on Tuesday against the Lakers in Los Angeles, it was no different.
The Sixers (15-17) took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter against the Lakers at Staples Center and held on for the 103-99 victory.
The Sixers have led games 14 times this season after three quarters and won every one of them. They defeated the Lakers behind 26 points and 10 assists from Jrue Holiday, 22 points and 12 rebounds from Evan Turner, and 13 points and five rebounds from Spencer Hawes.