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             === Wall's strong finish lifts Wizards over Sixers ===
 Washington, DC (Sports Network) - John Wall scored the game's final six points
 to  lift the Washington Wizards over the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers, 90-87,
 at Verizon Center.
 Wizards  star rookie  Bradley Beal suffered an ankle sprain late in the fourth
 quarter  with  the  Sixers leading  by  three.  Wall  turned  it over  on  the
 possession  following Beal's  exit, but  quickly recovered  to hit  a pair  of
 jumpers  around  his tying and go-ahead  free throws to snap Washington's two-
 game slide.
 "(Wall)  has  got great confidence. That's  what you obviously have to have at
 this  level, and  you know, it came through tonight," Wizards head coach Randy
 Wittman said. "It's a stepping stone."
 Wall  and Martell Webster  each netted 16 points, Beal had 14 and Emeka Okafor
 added 12 with 16 rebounds for the victors.
 Dorell  Wright led  the Sixers  with  15 points  off  the bench  but missed  a
 potential  game-tying 3-pointer near the buzzer. Spencer Hawes, Thaddeus Young
 and  Jrue  Holiday each scored 14  points in Philadelphia's 10th straight road
 Holiday  struggled  from the  field, missing  12 of his  first 14 shots before
 hitting  two  in a row during  an 11-0 run that  gave the Sixers an 85-82 lead
 with 2:50 remaining.
 The teams traded baskets, with Beal turning his ankle trying to block Young in
 the post, and Wall took control from there.
 The  former  No. 1 overall  pick hit an 18-footer,  then attacked the lane and
 drew a foul on Evan Turner after Holiday missed a jumper from the elbow.
 After  his two  free throws,  Wall blocked  Turner's shot  in the  lane before
 burying one from just inside the arc for a 90-87 lead with 4.9 seconds left.
 Nene,  who  was questionable with a  sore right shoulder, grabbed an offensive
 rebound  to set  up Wall's critical shot  and finished with 15 points and nine
 boards in the victory.
 Wright's  missed 3-point  try in the corner sealed Philadelphia's longest road
 losing streak since a 10-game span during the 2006-07 campaign.
 "We're disappointed. We really wanted to win that game," Holiday said.
 The  Wizards led  26-22 at the end  of the first quarter, and a back-and-forth
 second ended with Washington on top, 50-49.
 Philly  was behind,  72-68, after  the third  and fell  to 2-34  when tied  or
 trailing entering the final stanza.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Wizards are  14-11 with  Wall in  the lineup,  5-28 without  him ...  The
 Wizards  owned  a 50-42  edge of  the glass  ... The  Sixers, after snapping a
 seven-game  skid  with a  win over the  Warriors on Saturday,  are 2-12 in the
 second  game  of back-to-backs this season  ... Hawes added 11 rebounds, while
 Turner also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.
 03/04 00:22:12 ET

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