Nick Young Hits Winning Three To Give Wizards Their Second Dramatic Overtime Win Over Sixers This Season

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76ers Vs. Wizards: Nick Young Hits Winning Three To Give Washington Another Dramatic Overtime Win Against Philly

The Wizards appear to have a heart-stopping formula to beat the Sizers. Just as they did in their first meeting at the Verizon Center, Washington got three points in the waning seconds to tie the game and send it to overtime. Instead of a dramatic Cartier Martin three-pointer, it was John Wall sinking three free throws that tied it.

Nick Young hit a three from the corner with 7.6 seconds left to give the Wizards a 116-114 victory. On the Sixers' last possession, Andre Iguodala missed a runner with seconds to spare, but the ensuing scramble for the rebound on the floor killed the rest of the clock.

The win marks the fifth straight for the Wizards over the Sixers. John Wall led all scorers with 25 points. JaVale McGee had an excellent outing, finishing with 24 points and 18 boards.

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76ers Vs. Wizards: John Wall Forces Overtime With Three Free Throws In Final Seconds

The top two picks in this year's NBA Draft figured heavily in the end of regulation of the Wizards-76ers game on Tuesday night.

With the Sixers leading 106-103 with less than 10 seconds remaining, Evan Turner went to the line and missed both free throws. John Wall got the ball and was fouled by Jrue Holliday near midcourt as Wall heaved a desperation three-point shot with 3.5 seconds left. Wall went to the line and nailed all three free throws to tie the game. Turner missed a buzzer beater desperation shot on the other end and the game went to overtime, just as it did the last time the Sixers visited Washington.

Eltan Brand was ejected earlier in the fourth quarter for a flagrant foul on JaVale McGee, who was attempting an uncontested dunk and was shoved to the ground by Brand.

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76ers Vs. Wizards: Philly Ends The Half On Another Run, Lead 52-38

JaVale McGee continued his stellar play into the second quarter, obtaining a double/double with 7:40 left to go in the half. He provided more than half of the Wizards' rebounds. John Wall went to the bench with a big goose egg in the points column, and Arenas and Hinrich came back into provide offense. 

Elton Brand kept up his stellar shooting, finishing the quarter 8-10 from the field with 17 points. Every person that took the court for the Sixers was able to score, helping stave off a mini-run from the Wizards. They have 14 fast-break points, and two fewer turnovers than the Wizards. They finished the half on a 16-5 run.

With just seconds left on the clock, the Wizards brought in Alonzo Gee, brought up from the D-League and making his first appearance in the game.

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76ers Vs. Wizards: Philly Goes On 20-8 Run To End First, Up 30-20

This game started out as flat as could be. Neither team could make a basket in the first two minutes. Both teams were only able to get points on the board by shooting free throws. Fortunately they were finally able to get some shots to fall.

For the Wizards, JaVale McGee has been contributing in ways that the box score wont show by altering shots and playing great defense. For the 76ers, Elton Brand has been providing just about all of the offense. Andre Iguodala is also scoring well, but he's getting his points from the free throw line, already having gone 4-4.

John Wall did not enter the game until several minutes into the quarter, and having missed four games, went 0-4 from the field. Without him, Gilbert Arenas and Kirk Hinrich ran the offense, but not too well. Hinrich ended up on the bench after just six minutes with two personal fouls. Oddly enough, he was the only person in the positive for +/-.

Philadelphia ended the quarter on a 20-8 run.

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76ers Vs. Wizards: John Wall And Andre Iguodala Return To The Starting Lineup

(Sports Network) - Two teams looking to get star players back in the lineup clash this evening in the nation's capital, as the Washington Wizards play host to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Verizon Center.

Wizards No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall has missed the past four games with an injured left foot and is averaging a team-best 18.1 points and 9.8 assists this season. He hasn't played since a Nov. 13 loss at Chicago and beat up on the Sixers for 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals in a win earlier this month in DC.

Wall experienced some soreness in practice this week and will be a game-time decision, according to Wizards coach Flip Saunders. Saunders also said Wall went through the entire practice and did some scrimmaging, and will need clearance from the team's medical staff in order to play.

Washington has lost four of its last six games and is coming off Sunday's 115-110 overtime setback at Detroit. Richard Hamilton scored 12 of the Pistons' 13 overtime points, while Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee both had 20 points for Washington, which fell to 0-6 on the road this season. McGee also grabbed a career-high 16 boards and is averaging 11.8 rebounds per game in the last four contests.

"These are the ones that hurt. The blowouts don't hurt but these are the ones you should have won," said Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, who had 19 points and a career-high 16 assists in a losing cause.

Philadelphia put the brakes on a five-game losing streak with Friday's 90-79 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Thaddeus Young registered a season-high 23 points off the bench and reserve Lou Williams shook off a shoulder injury to score 19 points for the 76ers, who won for just the third time this season.

Andres Nocioni provided 12 points in a winning effort. The Sixers bench outscored Milwaukee, 47-32.

"We got past this one, now we've got to go on to the next one with our heads on straight," Young said. "We can't live off one win, we've got to get more, more, more."

Young and Company hope to get star forward and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala back tonight. Iguodala's missed three straight games with a strained Achilles tendon and is averaging 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists.

The Sixers are just 1-6 as the visitor this season and will begin a three-game road trip tonight against the Wizards, Raptors and Heat. Iguodala, Nocioni (foot) and three-point threat Jason Kapono (personal) are all listed as questionable for tonight's contest.

Philadelphia rookie Evan Turner, the No. 2 overall selection in June's draft, had nine points and six rebounds in the first meeting with Wall and the Wizards. Washington has won four in a row against the Sixers after losing the previous four matchups.

The 76ers have lost three straight and 10 of 13 trips to the Verizon Center.

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