The struggling Philadelphia 76ers (21-10) may have gotten just what the doctor ordered with a dominating 125-108 defeat of the Washington Wizards (8-20) at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday evening.
Philly was in control from the opening rap. At the end of the first quarter, the home team found itself in the lead, 32-25.
Another big quarter stretched the lead to 65-53 at the half and the game seemed to be soundly in control of Philadelphia.
Washington would cut into the lead in the third stanza to get within eight, 88-80.
That woke Philadelphia up and the Sixers posted a 37 point final quarter.
Philly had a balanced scoring attack with Joel Embiid nailing a double-double with a 21 point, 18 rebound game.
Not to be outdone, Ben Simmons also turned in a double-double and a 14 point 11 assist contest.
Josh Richardson knocked back 22 points with Tobias Harris adding 16 and Al Horford throwing down 13.
For the Wizards, the big shooter on this night was Bradley Beal with a 36 point night. Isaiah Thomas contributed 20 in defeat.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.