Wizards 116 76ers 102
November 6, 2013
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
In a game of x-factors, the Wizards picked up their first regular season win against the Philadelphia 76ers in what was a career night for John Wall.
X-Factor number one: John Wall. I will discuss him in depth below as he is the MVP of the game; but Wall had one of the more impressive outings that I can remember in recent history with the three-ball sinking so easily as well as his ability to feed into Gortat in the post, which leads me to…
X-Factor number two: Marcin Gortat. Gortat got his first start of the season tonight and because of this, I predicted a Wizards win before the game. He proved me right as he gilled the stat sheet with 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block.
X-Factor number three: 48 minutes. For the first time this season, the Wizards played (for the most part) 48 full minutes of high-octane basketball. With a 39-point first quarter, they came out blazing. Although they had some slow moments throughout the game, they never let Philly take the lead and ultimately became the team that just wouldn’t die.