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.