The Wizards held off a late run by the Sixers to get the win and move back to the .500 mark, 107-99. The Wizards entered the fourth leading by 23, and the Sixers chipped away throughout the final frame but could never get closer than eight. The Wizards Achilles heel of late has been the third quarter, but tonight they outscored the Sixers 25-22 in the third. Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat led the way for Washington with Beal scoring 22 points and just missing a triple-double, while Gortat got his 14th double-double of the year with 19 points and 11 boards. Michael Carter-Williams led all scorers with 31 in the loss.
The third quarter woes looked like they were going to continue for the Wizards, as the Sixers used an early 12-2 run to cut the Wizards' once 14 point lead to just four. The Wizards responded in kind though, as they went on a 12-2 run of their own, and the Sixers would never get closer than eight again.
Player of the Game
After a tough outing against Detroit, Bradley Beal bounced back in a big way today. He was close to a triple double, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. He also was 3-4 from long distance, and shot 15-23 from the field overall. The eight assists tied a career high for Beal.
12. The Wizards blocked 12 shots, led by Gortat's four. The 12 blocks are a season high for the Wizards this year.
Kevin Seraphin came off the bench for a very nice offensive game, scoring 16 points on 6/10 shooting. He also chipped in seven rebounds.
By: Jacob Raim