It looked for the first half that the Wizards were following through on their cries for increased effort and urgency. Then the second half happened. In the end, it was just another 20+ point loss, this time by a score of 117-94 in Philadelphia.
John Wall had himself another solid night for Washington, which trailed by just five at halftime. But the Wizards surrendered 34 points in the third quarter and only scored 15. From there, the game was pretty much over.
Wall scored 21 points and dished out 12 assists, but he far and away the Wizards most productive player. Nick Young and Andray Blatche combined to go 12-for-31 from the field, which is not going to get it done.
The Sixers killed the Wizards on the glass, where the held a 49-34 advantage, and attempted 11 more free throws. Thad Young had a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) off the bench to lead the Sixers.
Meanwhile, most of the talk during the game centered around NBA Trade Deadline news. The Wizards sent Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong to the Hawks for Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans, Jordan Crawford and a first-round draft pick.
To add insult to injury (or to sum up the Wizards?) here's Andray Blatche with his name misspelled on his jersey.