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Williams emerging in Young's absence

Updated: April 8, 2009, 1:09 PM ET
By Adam Madison, Special to ESPN.com

Budding star Thaddeus Young's ankle injury will sideline him for the rest of the season, ending a stretch of what was arguably his finest month as a professional; he had seven straight 20-point games before his injury. But there's a ray of sunshine here. Young's injury has opened the door for 76ers sixth man Lou Williams, who scored 20 points Tuesday for the second time in four games since Young went down and has seen his minutes increase to an average of 29.7 in those games.

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