Beal scores 14 straight points, Wizards beat 76ers 123-106

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 10, 2019 10:54 AM
Beal scores 14 straight points, Wizards beat 76ers 123-106
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles the ball between Philadelphia 76ers guard Landry Shamet (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 123-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

By Ian Quillen, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter and finished with 34 to help the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) for a split of the home-and-home set.

Otto Porter Jr. added 23 points, his most since returning from a quadriceps injury this month, and Trevor Ariza had 17.

Joel Embiid had 35 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers. They committed 23 turnovers, and had a four-game winning streak end.

Jimmy Butler added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. A night after hitting more than half of its 31 attempts from beyond the arc, Philadelphia shot 8-of-27 from three-point range, going 3-of-20 in the first three quarters.

After Washington's 26-point third-quarter lead was cut to 12 in the fourth, Beal outscored Philadelphia 14-5 to make it 116-95 with 4:22 left. Beal was 6-of-11 from three-point range and 13-of-21 overall from the field.

The Wizards used first-half runs of 9-0 and 18-3 to build their lead as large as 20 before the break, then led by 26 after outscoring the 76ers 11-0 during a stretch of the third quarter.


A sizable contingent of 76ers fans made their presence known. That included booing the Wizards' player introductions and chanting "E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!"


Washington picked up two technical fouls during a 32-second stretch early in the third. Thomas Bryant received his for hanging on the rim too long following a dunk, and Jeff Green got the second for arguing. Coach Brett Brown also picked up a tech for arguing a call in the second quarter.


76ers: J.J. Redick (back) sat out a second consecutive game, but Brown doesn't expect his absence to last long. "We're in sort of hyper-sensitive mode with J.J," Brown said about his most productive three-point shooter. "He's that important."

Wizards: Led 25-20 after the first quarter despite committing seven turnovers. ... Porter Jr. played with a sore right hand after injuring it Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) in Philadelphia.


76ers: Host Atlanta on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

Wizards: Host Milwaukee on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

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