Friday, January 30, 2009
Sixers' Bench Leads Them Past NBA Worst Wizards
The Sixers beat the Washington Wizards 104-94 tonight at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers are finally over the .500 mark at 23-22, while the Wizards fell to an NBA worst 9-37.
The Sixers were led in this game by great play off of their bench. Their bench scored a total of 40 points, including 14 points and seven assists from Lou Williams. Williams made a great play at the end of third quarter hitting a buzzer beater three for his first points of the game. Elton Brand scored nine points and blocked four shots.
Andre Iguodala proved he should have been an All Star again tonight, scoring 20 points. Willie Green tied his season high with 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting. Thaddeus Young also played a great game scoring 18 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Samuel Dalembert left the game early with a sprained left ankle. The ankle was X-rayed and the results were negative, but he will most likely sit out tomorrow at home against the New Jersey Nets.
The Sixers shot well from three point land but could not convert from the free throw line. They made 9 of 23 from beyond the arc for 39.1%. But from the stripe, they made just 11 of 20 for 55%.
Antawn Jamison led the Wizards with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Caron Butler added 20 points and five assists. Dominic McGuire scored a career high 16 points.
The Sixers play host the New Jersey Nets tomorrow at the Wachovia Center.