The Philadelphia 76ers got their 12th win of the season against the Wizards last night in Philadelphia with a 103-83 win. Unlike most of the Sixers’ games this season, they used a strong first quarter to put the game away early. Andre Iguodala racked up 10 assists in the first half as the Sixers rolled on to victory.
Nikolai Vucevic and Spencer Hawes both missed the game tonight due to injury. Elton Brand was a game time decision as he was battling some sort of sickness earlier in the day. Brand shook off the bug and came out big in the first quarter to pace to Sixers for a season high 33 points in the first quarter. It remains to be seen how much time Vucevic and Hawes will miss, but the Sixers looked fine without them tonight.
Former Temple star, and Sixers rookie LaVoy Allen played extensive minutes and contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds. His play was a good sign for the Sixers as they will need all the depth they can get at the center position. Allen hit a shot to put the Sixers over 100 points, which gave fans in attendance a free Big Mac. This came after a tense few minutes where the Sixers stalled at 99 points, providing the only drama throughout the game.
Philadelphia will play the next six games at the WFC. They will take on the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night 7PM EST, before the schedule intensity begins to pick up next week. Philadelphia remains atop the Atlantic division with a 12-5 record, while the Celtics are next in line with a 7-9 mark. The New York Knicks are struggling to win a single game and have lost 6 straight to fall to 6-10.