Michael Carter-Williams continued his high-level of play in the 3rd as the rookie and Thad Young sparked a 12-2 run for the Sixers, cutting it to a 4 point game. After a timeout, the Wizards' defense would slow down Philly, and help start their own 16-5 run to end the quarter. After 3, the Wizards led 86-73. Philadelphia struggled to score to start the 4th quarter, allowing Washington to pull further away and build a 20 point lead. But the Sixers wouldn't give up. Anderson and Hawes powered the Sixers to 13 unanswered, making it a single-digit game again. But it was too little too late and the 76ers would lose in Washington, 107-99.
Carter-Williams added another impressive performance in his rookie year, scoring a game-high 31 points while recording 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Spencer Hawes cleaned the glass, securing 16 boards, but the Sixers lost the rebounding battle 53-44, for the 4th time in 4 losses. Hawes and Turner both added 11 points. Thad Young scored 18 points while Hollis Thompson contributed 13 points off the bench. The 76ers shot only 42% from the floor and ended with only 15 assists.
Brad Beal had a great all around performance for the Wizards, scoring 22 points while collecting 9 rebounds and passing out 8 assists. Marcin Gortat contributed 11 rebounds, 19 points and blocked 4 shots. The Wizards recorded 12 blocks as a team. Wall finished with 14 points and 5 assists.
The Sixers will try to avoid another loss when they play the struggling Knicks(15-26) on Wednesday in New York. New York won the first contest between the division rivals earlier this month, 102-92.
By: Matt Ryan