76ers improve to 2-0 with 109-102 win over Wizards
- Article by: JOSEPH WHITE
- Associated Press
- November 1, 2013 - 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Thaddeus Young scored 29 points, rookie Michael Carter-Williams started cold and finished hot while John Wall did just the opposite in scoring 26 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers are a surprising 2-0 after pulling away in the fourth quarter Friday night for a 109-102 victory over the Washington Wizards.
After stunning the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on Wednesday, the 76ers rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit and ruined the home opener for Wall and the Wizards, who have lost two games to start a season that has essentially been labeled as playoffs-or-bust by owner Ted Leonsis.
Young scored 10 in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner finished with 23 points, and Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers. Carter-Williams went 6 for 15 from the field after an 0-for-5 start and finished with 14 points and five assists.
Wall made his first seven shots but went 3 for 12 the rest of the way.
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