84

92

The Wizards were never able to find much offensive consistency and fell to the 76ers on Wednesday, 92-84.

This first quarter was a strong one for the Wizards as they opened up shooting 45% and led by three points, 28-25. In the second quarter, things slowed down considerably as the team went over six minutes without a basket and only managed 11 points in the quarter to fall behind by nine. Martell Webster opened up the second half on fire as he did his best to get the Wizards back into the game, scoring all 15 of his points in the third frame, but the Wizards failed to make up any ground. The Wizards made a late push at the end to get as close as five, but it was too little, too late as they ended up falling by eight.

Emeka Okafor led the effort with another big double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 17 boards. Nene had 16 points and eight boards, Webster had 15 points, all in the 3rd quarter, and Ariza contributed 12 points off the bench.

For the 76ers, five finished in double figures led by Jrue Holiday's 21 points and Spencer Hawes' double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Wizards now head to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Friday for the middle game of their road trip.


Emeka Okafor
Points: 15
Rebounds: 17
Assists: 2

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Points: Nene - 16
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor - 17
Assists: John Wall - 6
Blocks: Okafor and Wall - 2
Steals: 5 Tied - 1

Randy Wittman Postgame

On the game:

“You have nights like this. We have to figure out as a team when you have a bad night how you keep playing. Don’t put your head down, don’t sulk, don’t feel sorry for yourself. You’re going to have nights. If a teammate screws up, didn’t help you on a certain play, we can’t slump our shoulders and put our head down.”

John Wall Postgame

On team effort:

“I think they [Sixers] did a great job in getting in the passing lanes and did a good job of getting their hands on it. We had open opportunities to make shots. I don’t think we converted them, but we did a great job of taking them. Then we just didn’t do a great job of stopping them when we had an opportunity to make our runs.”

Martell Webster Postgame

Emeka Okafor Postgame