My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Washington Wizards 122-103 victory over the 76ers Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center on the night Allen Iverson’s jersey was raised to the rafters.
Best performance; This is easy. Washington’s Trevor Ariza scored a career-high 40 points, shooting 14 for 23 from the field, 8 of 12 from beyond the arc and 4 of 5 from the foul line. He also had four steals, three assists and two rebounds in more than 35 minutes.
Worst performance: Arnett Moultrie had two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes and 44 seconds. He had more personal fouls (3) than points.
Best performance in a losing effort: Tony Wroten scored 19 points and continually got to the foul line. He shot just 5 of 12 from the field but 9 of 12 from the foul line. Wroten also had three rebounds, two assists and a steal while scoring a team-high 19 points.
Best defensive performance: Ariza is known much more for his defense than his offense and he had a game-high four steals, while also blocking a shot, putting together a sensational two-way game.
Worst statistic: The Sixers allowed Washington to score 74 first half points. That was a Wells Fargo Floor record for points in any half. Washington led 74-62 at halftime (which showed the Wizards weren’t at their defensive best either). In the first half, the Wizards shot 28 for 46 from the floor (60.9 percent) and 9 of 15 from three-point range (60 percent).
Second worst statistics: The Sixers never held a lead in this game.
Third worst statistic: The Sixers have lost 12 consecutive home games.
Best statistic: The Wizards had more than a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio with 33 assists and 16 turnovers. Consequently, the Sixers had 22 assists and 22 turnovers.
Fast fact: The Sixers have give up 100 or more points in 13 consecutive games. Not so coincidentally, they have lost 13 consecutive games.