76ers 103, Wizards 78

With new 76ers owner Josh Harris sitting behind a baseline, Lou

Williams scored 19 points and Philadelphia beat the cold-shooting

and light-defending Washington Wizards 103-78 on Friday night

before a sparse crowd in the first of two post-lockout exhibition

games between the teams.

Relying on the core that led them to last season’s playoffs, the

76ers shot 51 percent. It was their first game since Harris’ group

completed its purchase in October.

The Wizards unveiled their new red-white-and-blue uniforms,

”dc” logo and three draft picks – but looked very much like a

young team coming off a 23-win season.

They had trouble at both ends of the court, making 33 percent of

their shots – which could hasten the return of free-agent Nick

Young. John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, scored

eight points on 3-for-12 shooting. Andray Blatche had 18


The announced attendance was 11,419. The arena’s capacity is

more than 20,000.