Thursday , Feb , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Washington Wizards Team Report – February 12

=== Washington Wizards Team Report – February 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards were blown out by the Philadelphia
76ers, 113-88, on Wednesday at the Wachovia Center.

Juan Dixon paced Washington with 21 points. Jerry Stackhouse chipped in 15
points and Brendan Haywood had 11 for the Wizards, who had a two-game winning
streak halted.

Washington played without guard Larry Hughes, who is expected to miss 4- to-6
weeks with a fractured capitate bone in his left wrist.

The 76ers used a 15-2 burst, keyed by six points from Allen Iverson, to take a
21-10 lead with 4:22 left in the first quarter.

After the Wizards scored the next seven points to pull within four, Iverson
hit a jumper to ignite an 8-2 run that gave Philadelphia a 29-19 advantage
early in the second period.

The 76ers’ lead reached 13 at 38-25 on a basket by Aaron McKie with 7:56
remaining in the quarter.

Washington was able to cut the deficit to 43-35 on a bucket by Stackhouse, but
Philadelphia countered with a 13-6 run, sparked by John Salmons’ three-
pointer, to grab a 56-41 advantage at the intermission.

Philadelphia continued to pour it on in the third quarter. Eric Snow’s driving
layup with 7:45 left in the period culminated a 12-5 spurt and staked the
76ers to a 68-46 lead.

The 76ers led 85-65 after 36 minutes and increased the margin to as many as 32
points on several occasions in the fourth quarter, the last time at 113-81 on
a layup by Salmons with 1:16 remaining.

The Wizards are off until after the All-Star break. Washington plays on
Tuesday at Houston against Yao Ming and the Rockets.