Young's double-double leads 76ers past Hawks 99-80

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks 99-80 on Friday night.

Jason Richardson scored 17 to help the Sixers snap a five-game losing streak. Jrue Holiday had 11 points after missing four games with a sprained left foot. The 76ers held the Hawks to 39 percent shooting and outrebounded them 45-37.

The Sixers learned before the game that injured center Andrew Bynum had been cleared to start a six-step rehabilitation process. There is still no timetable for when he can return to play from bone bruises in his knees.

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 17 points and Lou Williams scored 13.

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