Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday scored a game-high 21 points
and Nick Young added 18, as the Philadelphia 76ers slipped past the Washington
Wizards, 92-84, at Wells Fargo Center.
Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each netted 14 points for the Sixers, who got
12 points and 11 rebounds from Spencer Hawes in improving to 2-1 on a season-
long eight-game homestand.
The Wizards committed 19 turnovers and lost back-to-back games for the first
time since John Wall returned to the lineup on Jan. 12. Wall shot just 3-
for-12 from the field in finishing with nine points and six assists, while
Nene logged a team-high 16 points in the setback.
Emeka Okafor totaled 15 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort.
The Wizards led, 28-25, at the end of the first quarter, but made just 3-of-16
(19 percent) from the field in an 11-point second stanza. The cold stretch
allowed the Sixers to jump in front, with Evan Turner's buzzer-beating jumper
yielding a 48-39 cushion.
The deficit dipped to two early in the third before Philadelphia regained
control with a 17-5 run. Young, who spent his first four-plus seasons with
Washington, drained two 3-pointers during the rally, and a hook shot from
Allen gave the hosts a 67-53 advantage.
It was a 73-63 game heading into the fourth and remained in double-digits
until the Wizards ripped of eight straight points to pull within 87-79 with
under four minutes to play.
Holiday stopped the string with a deep jumper, and the Sixers held on from
The Sixers are 17-0 when leading at the start of the fourth quarter ...
Wizards forward Martell Webster scored all 15 of his points in the third
quarter ... Okafor has recorded three consecutive double-doubles and pulled
down 15 or more rebounds in four of his last five games ... Washington has not
won in Philadelphia since Jan. 5, 2010, losing five straight there.
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