Bradley Beal fell just short of a triple double, finishing with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots as the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 107-99 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC Monday afternoon.
The Wizards pushed their lead to 21 in the fourth quarter, but the 76ers scored the next 12 points to cut the lead to 100-91. That was as close as the 76ers would get until Hollis Thompson hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds to play.
Rookie Michael Carter-Williams exploded for 31 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 13-of-22 from the field to lead the 76ers. Thaddeus Young added 18 points, Spencer Hawes had 11 points and 16 rebounds and Thompson came off the bench to score 16.
John Wall had 14 points, five assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal, Trevor Ariza had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Kevin Seraphin came off the bench to add 16 points and seven rebounds.
The Wizards are now 20-20 and the 76ers are 13-28.