Wizards-76ers instant analysis

Wizards-76ers instant analysis
September 18, 2012, 10:15 am
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A recap of the Washington Wizards 97-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers:

 How it happened:

Philadelphia entered tonight’s game 3-0 against the Wizards this season but Washington was the team that played with more confidence.  The Wizards second unit inspired a 21-4 run during the first half pushing their lead to as many as 23.  Kevin Seraphin scored 14 points and in his first game back at Verizon Center since being called up from the D-League Cartier Martin poured in 20 points.  The Wizards bench accounted for 47 of the teams 97 points.   

What it means:

After losing double-digit second half leads in three straight home games the Wizards were finally able to hold on against Philadelphia.  The Wizards were finally able to put together a solid effort for four quarters resulting in win number 12 of the season. 

Stat of the night:

In holding Philly to 74 points Washington has now held eight straight opponents below 100 points. They are now tied for the longest active streak in the NBA. 

Important note:

With 5:38 left in the first quarter Trevor Booker walked off the floor and straight to the locker room.  Booker appeared to be favoring his left foot.  The second year forward missed the Indiana game on Wednesday due to plantar fasciitis on the same left foot. 

 What's next:

 On Saturday the Wizards will travel to Toronto before returning to Verizon Center on Monday to face the Milwaukee Bucks.