Winning Streak Ends in Washington

by Brian Seltzer Reporter


The 76ers saw their four-game winning streak end Thursday at Capital One Arena in a 119-113 loss to the Washington Wizards. 

The defeat marked another tough-luck visit to the building, where the Sixers have now dropped 10 in a row.

Joel Embiid topped the Sixers with 26 points (6-11 fg, 11-14 ft) and a season-high 21 rebounds. It was the fifth 20-point, 20-rebound performance of the All-Star's four-year career, and his 14th double-double this fall. 

Tobias Harris continued a recent string of strong scoring, finishing with a season-best 33 points. He nailed 13 of 28 field goal attempts, while adding seven rebounds and three assists. 

Ben Simmons posted 17 points (8-10 fg), five rebounds, and 10 assists - his 11th double-double of the campaign. 

After the Sixers built up an 11-point lead in Thursday's first quarter, Washington answered back by shooting 66.7% (16-24) and 6-for-11 from three in a 40-point second frame. The outburst was essentially enough to help the Wizards get by the rest of the night. 

The Sixers committed 21 turnovers, which Washington converted into 30 points.

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The 76ers will open a stretch of playing three home games in four days Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The two clubs have already met twice, with the Sixers prevailing both times - a Nov. 12 98-97 win at The Center, and a Nov. 17 114-95 victory in Cleveland.

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