DENVER -- The search for consecutive wins is finally over.
The 76ers leaned on a second-quarter explosion for a 114-102 win over Denver on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The win came on the heels of a road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, giving the Sixers back-to-back triumphs.
That might not sound all that important, but for the Sixers (10-21), it was a huge milestone.
They were 0-5 in games after a victory and had gone 26 games without winning back-to-back contests since opening the season with three straight wins. The victory also improved the Sixers to 3-13 on the road heading into Thursday's game at Sacramento.
The Nuggets (14-17) dropped their eighth straight game.
Just like Sunday's victory, the Sixers won with a balanced attack.
Swingman Evan Turner had his second solid performance with a game-high 23 points, six assists and five rebounds. The 6-foot-7 swingman was one of seven double-digit scorers for the Sixers.
Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams had 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
The Sixers built a 68-56 halftime lead after 13 lead changes and eight ties. It was their highest first-half point total of the season.
They accomplished the feat by shooting 64 percent from the floor in the second quarter. The Sixers also made 5 of 9 three-pointers in the quarter and went 7 of 9 from the foul line.
Carter-Williams scored nine points and Young eight in the quarter.
The Nuggets pulled within 86-79 on Anthony Randolph's foul shot with 2 minutes, 15 seconds left in the third.
But the Sixers responded with a 9-0 run to take a 95-79 lead with 27.9 seconds left in the quarter.
Shortly after that, things turned into a circus for the Nuggets.
Some of the fans started heading for the doors at the conclusion of the quarter. Then fans started pouring out and booing after James Anderson's reserve layup gave the Sixers a 104-89 lead with 5:33 left.
Former Sixer Andre Miller had to be restrained on the Nuggets' bench during the timeout moments after Anderson's basket.
(c)2014 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Visit The Philadelphia Inquirer at www.philly.com
Distributed by MCT Information Services