Posted March 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cartier Martin tied a career high with 20 points in his second game under a 10-day contract, and the Washington Wizards built a big lead and held on to it for a change, breaking a five-game losing streak Friday night with a 97-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The loss knocked Philadelphia, at least temporarily, out of first place in the Atlantic Division, pending the result of the Boston-Minnesota game later Friday. The 76ers began the day tied with the Celtics. The Wizards had blown double-digit leads in their last three home games, but this time they didn't let up, playing with speed and hustle the entire game - not to mention 47 points from the bench. Former Maryland coach Gary Williams suggested earlier this week that perhaps, under a perfect scenario, Washington could lose a one-off game to Final Four school Kentucky, but not even an amateur roster full of future NBA first-round draft picks could have thwarted the Wizards on Friday. The 76ers, meanwhile, have lost six...
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