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In the Wizards final home game of the 2013 campaign, they fell to the 76ers 97-86. The Wizards finished the 2013 season with a 22-19 record at home, the first time they have been over .500 at home since the 2008-09 season.

The Wizards were dominant in the early going, holding a seven point lead at the end of the first quarter and opening up a 13 point lead in the second quarter. The game would turn drastically once the Wizards opened up that double digit lead as the 76ers would close the half on a 20-8 run and head into the locker room down by just one. The third quarter was more Sixers as the Wizards shot just 7/25 from the field and the Sixers would hold a 9 point lead going into the fourth. The Wizards would never seriously challenge Philly in the final frame and the Wizards would eventually fall by 11.

John Wall was the Wizards leading scorer once again, as he went for 24 points and seven assists. Nene just missed a double-double going for nine points and 10 boards. Kevin Seraphin and Trevor Booker both came off the bench to score 10.

Jrue Holiday led five Sixers in double figures with 22 points while Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 13 boards for the double-double.

The Wizards now take to the road to close out the year, heading to Brooklyn on Monday and Chicago on Wednesday.


Nene
Points: 9
Rebounds: 10
Blocks: 0

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Points: John Wall - 24
Rebounds: Nene - 10
Assists: John Wall - 7
Blocks: Kevin Seraphin - 3
Steals: Garrett Temple - 2

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Wizards D:

“Defensively that first quarter and the first part of the second quarter, we were back to doing the things we did well. Then we lost our focus and stopped doing the things that we needed to do. It became a pickup type game.”

John Wall Postgame

On tonight :

“It’s not the way. You know five games in a row we lost, the last two at home. We just gave away a 13-point lead going into halftime. They basically took all the momentum from there. We didn’t do a great job, and it was a tough night making shots for me. We just didn’t close out.”

Trevor Booker Postgame

On defense :

“I think we’ve just gone away a little from our defense. Sometimes we don’t move the ball as much as we should. I’m sure we’ll look at it and make some changes.”

Garrett Temple Postgame

On falling short of the 9th spot:

“It’s very disappointing. We set that goal about a month and a half ago. We were striving for that, but at the same time we have two more games left and we definitely want to get to 30 wins. We have two more chances to do that.”