Written By Jeremy Batka @EastCoastAssn
The Wizards played what may have been their sloppiest game since John Wall's return losing in Philadelphia Wednesday night 92-84.
Washington was without rookie Bradley Beal who was seeing a wrist specialist after taking an awkward fall in Denver last week. Randy Wittman decided to start Garrett Temple for Beal instead of Jordan Crawford. Temple scored two points.
For the second straight game turnovers and overall sloppy offense cost Washington a winnable game. The Wizards had 18 turnovers tonight after turning the ball over 20 times in Monday night's loss to Sacramento.
The Wizards did manage to cut the Philly lead to just four with over a minute left but a Jrue Holiday jumper sealed the deal in the final minute. Holiday led all scorers with 21, he also had 6 assists and four steals.
The Wizards relied heavily on their big men on the offensive end. Emeka Okafor had another double double with 15 points and 17 rebounds. Okafor is still inconsistent with his jump shot but every other facet of his game is currently at an all-star level.
Nene led the Wizards in scoring with 16 on a night where the offensive game plan was catered to feed the post. Nene continues to impress with his combination of size and speed.
Former Wizards knucklehead Nick Young had a big night against his former club. Young had 18 points and four assists and looked much more impressive then nearly every current Wizard.