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Trevor Ariza scores 40 as Wizards easily get by 76ers

Trevor Ariza finished with 40 points to help the Washington Wizards drub the Philadelphia 76ers, 122-103. The Wizards shot really well in this one, going 45-89 (50.6%) from the field, including 12-26 (46.2%) from three-point range. Washington (31-28) is now on a six-game winning streak, dating back to a 114-97 win against Atlanta Hawks on February 19th.

Ariza shot 14-23 from the field (8-12 on 3-pointers) and 4-5 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Washington also got solid performances from John Wall with 17 points and 16 assists, Trevor Booker with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat with 13 points and 14 rebounds. On 5-12 shooting from the field and 9-12 from the free throw line, Tony Wroten scored 19 points off the bench for Philadelphia in the loss.

The Wizards combined an eFG% of 57.3% with 46.2% 3-point shooting. They are 7-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The 76ers, on the other hand, are 1-11 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Philadelphia (15-44) has now lost 13 straight.

Coming up, the Wizards square off with the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 32-25 on the season. The 76ers go up against the Orlando Magic, currently sitting at 18-43 this year. The Wizards are 0-1 versus Memphis this season. The 76ers have lost two of their last three meetings with Orlando.


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