|Washington Wizards center Nene (42), of Brazil, drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Washington. The Wizards won 90-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)|
Wall rallies Wizards past 76ers after Beal injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored the game’s final six points after teammate Bradley Beal left the court with an apparent injury, leading the Washington Wizards to a 90-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
Beal went down with a sprained ankle with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter. After being attended to by a trainer, Beal was carried off the court and through the tunnel by two teammates, keeping weight completely off both his legs.
Wall scored the next four points to give the Wizards an 88-87 lead, blocked Evan Turner’s shot with 53 seconds left and added a jumper with 4.4 seconds left.
Wall finished with 16 points and six assists as the Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided their longest skid in the last month.
Dorell Wright scored 15 points to lead the 76ers, who have lost eight of their last nine.