The Washington Wizards looked poised to get their first road win of the season when they took a two-point halftime lead against the Philadelphia 76ers. They even kept it close late into the fourth quarter. In the end, though, they didn't get it done, falling 109-97 to lose their 17th straight road game.
Defense down the stretch was the major problem for the Wizards. When the game got close, they could not get the stops they needed. Louis Williams led the way in the fourth quarter, scoring at will when the game got tight. He ended with 26 points on just 10 shot attempts, hitting 10-11 from the free-throw line and nailing both of his three-pointers. Jrue Holiday added 26 points of his own, hitting 10 of his 14 field goals. Overall, Philadelphia shot 57 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range.
The Wizards had five players in double figures, led by a 21-point performance from Nick Young. John Wall added 18 points and 14 assists, with only one turnover, while Rashard Lewis added 18 points. Andray Blatche had 17 points, but only had six rebounds in 40 minutes. In fact, Blatche and JaVale McGee combined for just 12 rebounds in the entire game.
The Wizards' next chance to get a road win will come Saturday against Charlotte.