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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