Sixers dominate WizardsJan 15, 2012 - 4:41 AM
Lou Williams totaled 24 points for the Sixers, who cruised to a 31-point win on Friday in Philadelphia. Jrue Holiday added 13 points and Elton Brand scored 12 for the Sixers, winners in eight of their last nine games.
JaVale McGee had 23 points, tied a career-high with 18 rebounds and blocked five shots for Washington, which fell to 1-11 on the season. Nick Young scored 27 by making half of his 22 shots. John Wall narrowly missed a triple-double with 19 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, but he committed eight of Washington's 18 turnovers. Those miscues led to 27 Philadelphia points.
"We had a lot of unforced turnovers," Wizards coach Flip Saunders said.
The Wizards led by as many as six in the first quarter until Williams ended the period with a three-ball to get the visitors within 26-23.
Philadelphia then turned up its defense in the second and surged ahead for good. The Wizards were 6-of-22 from the field and six turnovers led to 10 points for the Sixers.
A three-point play from Holiday started an 11-2 spurt. Nikola Vucevic's tip-in capped the rally for a 38-30 difference. Holiday drained a turnaround jumper in the closing minute, moving the Sixers to a 52-40 halftime cushion.
"We don't want to allow them to get close," Williams said. "I think that's one of the big things that's been huge for us early on. We have substantial leads and try to keep them. That's the same thing that happened tonight."
Each team was 8-of-24 shooting in the third, but the big difference was the Sixers sinking all eight of their foul shots in the period. That led to a 77-60 margin moving to the fourth. The double-digit margin remained the rest of the contest.
The two teams will meet again on January 23 in Philadelphia and March 30 in Washington...The Sixers have won four straight over Wizards...The winning team in this series has scored 100-plus points in each of the past 15 games...Philly has not given up 100-plus points in any of the past nine games. That is tied for its longest streak of holding opponents below 100 points since a 20-game span from November 14-December 22, 2003...Thaddeus Young scored 18 for the Sixers.
- PHILADELPHIA: 103
Jan 14 9:20 PM
- PHILADELPHIA: 77
End of 3rd
Jan 14 8:48 PM
- PHILADELPHIA: 52
Jan 14 8:07 PM
- PHILADELPHIA: 23
End of 1st
Jan 14 7:35 PM
- PHILADELPHIA: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 14 7:12 PM
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