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01/14/2012 11:04 PM EST
76ers beat Wizards for second straight night
PHILADELPHIA 103, WASHINGTON 90

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers might not have a
big-name player. They've still become one of the hottest teams
in the NBA with their brand of team-oriented basketball.



Philadelphia won for the eighth time in nine games Saturday
night, beating the Washington Wizards 103-90. Lou Williams came
off the bench to score 24 points, and Andre Iguodala added a
season-high 23.



But the more important stat was the eight turnovers, which tied
Philadelphia's season low and continued a trend. The 76ers
entered the game with the best turnover mark in the league.



"We don't have a superstar," Iguodala said. "So we don't get
those foul calls, the whistles as much as the teams that do have
one. So we have to do the little things right."



Thaddeus Young tied his season high with 18 points and Jrue
Holiday scored 13 for Philadelphia, which got 46 points off the
bench, compared with 15 for the Wizards.



"That was a professional, workmanlike win for us tonight," 76ers
coach Doug Collins said.



Collins has stressed the importance of turnovers to his team,
and it showed against Washington. Philadelphia scored 27 points
off turnovers, while Washington had just six.



So how do the 76ers keep possession?



"Taking care of the ball like it's our children or something
like that," Young said. "We've got to make sure we don't turn
the ball over so teams can't get out on the break on us and use
our own medicine on us."



Philadelphia displayed the type of teamwork and ball control
that has been sorely lacking for the Wizards, who have the
league's worst record at 1-11. Washington had 18 turnovers - 13
in the first half.



JaVale McGee scored a season-high 23 points for the Wizards and
tied his career high with 18 rebounds. McGee made his first
eight shots from the floor and finished 11 of 13. Nick Young
also scored a season-high 27 points.



John Wall narrowly missed a triple-double. He scored 19 points
with a season-high nine rebounds and tied his season high with
nine assists, but also had a season-worst eight turnovers, seven
in the first half.



"I feel like I lost the game," Wall said.



It was the 76ers' second win in two nights over Washington,
following a 120-89 victory Friday night in Philadelphia.



The Wizards looked like they were out for some revenge when the
game started, leading 26-23 after the first quarter. However,
poor decisions and sloppy play led to 13 Washington turnovers in
the first half, and it caught up to the Wizards in the second
quarter. Philadelphia took advantage to steadily pull ahead,
outscoring Washington 29-14 in the second quarter.



"The first half looked like Space Jam where everyone lost their
talents and couldn't do anything there for a while," Washington
coach Flip Saunders said. "It sets the tone. They get into a
comfort zone - especially when you just lost to a team by 30.
They get so comfortable."



The 76ers extended the lead in the second half to as many as 20
points early in the fourth quarter. Washington made a late push
to make the margin more respectable, but after Philadelphia took
the second-quarter lead the outcome was never in doubt.



The Wizards did keep the 76ers from making a little bit of
history. Six of Philadelphia's wins have been by at least 20
points, and no team has ever won seven of its first 12 games by
20 points or more, according to STATS LLC.



"We don't want to allow them to get close," Williams said. "I
think that's one of the big things that's been huge for us early
on, when we have substantial leads to try to keep them, and it
was the same tonight."



NOTES: Wizards F Andray Blatche (sprained right shoulder) was
out for the third straight game. Washington coach Flip Saunders
said he wasn't sure when Blatche would return. ... The Wizards'
14 points in the second quarter marked the 20th time in
Washington's 48 quarters this season they have scored fewer than
20 points. ... Philadelphia won four straight against
Washington. ... It was the ninth straight game the 76ers held
their opponent to fewer than 100 points.

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