NBA: Washington 109, Philadelphia 93

April 12, 2008 at 9:50 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Gilbert Arenas scored the fourth period's first seven points Saturday to help the Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-93.

Washington, not known for its defense, limited Philadelphia to just nine points in the pivotal 12-minute period, which started with Philadelphia holding an 84-78 lead.

Antawn Jamison led Washington with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Arenas scored 20 with seven rebounds and five assists.

DeShawn Stevenson had 19 points and seven assists. Antonio Daniels scored 12 with six assists, while Darius Songaila added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Wizards, who have won four of five.

Andre Iguodala led Philadelphia with 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Andre Miller scored 16 with 10 assists.

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points. Willie Green had 15 points and four assists and Louis Williams 11 points for the 76ers, who have lost three of four.

The loss hurt Philadelphia's chances to grab the seventh playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

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