NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Washington
(Wednesday, February 25th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 106, Washington 98
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala recorded 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a four-game skid with a 106-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
Samuel Dalembert had 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Sixers, who won all four games against Washington this season, completing a series sweep of the Wizards for the first time since 2002-03.
Coming off a heart-breaking 98-96 loss at New Jersey Monday when Devin Harris hit a miracle half-court shot at the buzzer, the Sixers built an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and held on to beat a team that saw its record fall to 13-44 on the season. The Sixers scored 12 straight points, bridging the third and fourth quarters, to take control.
"That was an important game for us just to get back on track," said Sixers coach Tony DiLeo. "I thought overall we did a pretty good job. We just needed a win just to have a win."
Andre Miller tallied 17 points and seven assists, while Lou Williams scored 16 off the bench for Philadelphia.
Caron Butler had 17 points, Antawn Jamison 16 and Mike James 15 for the Wizards, who have lost back-to-back contests after their second two-game win streak of the season. Dominic McGuire posted 14 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.
"I can't put my finger on exactly what it is," said Butler of the reasons why the Wizards aren't competing for a full 48 minutes. "I know we have to continue to compete at a high level and just leave it there on the court."
The Sixers netted the final nine points of the third quarter. Iguodala sank a long three-pointer at the buzzer to end the period and give the Sixers an 82-67 cushion. Williams started the fourth with a bucket, and a foul shot by Iguodala made it an 18-point margin, capping the run.
The Wizards rallied to under double-digits as Jamison's layup had the score 96-87, but there was only 1 1/2 minutes remaining. Miller made five foul shots down the stretch, totaling seven points in the final two minutes, to seal Philadelphia's win.
Washington ran off an 11-3 run to start the game and led 29-26 moving to the second quarter. It was tight throughout the second, but the Sixers grabbed a 56-53 edge at the break.
Philadelphia' four-game slide was tied for a season-high...The Sixers play on the road against the New York Knicks on Friday, while the Wizards host the Bulls the same night...Iguodala accounted for seven of Philadelphia's 19 turnovers...Washington had 21 turnovers.
02/26 00:29:17 ET