Nerlens Noel scored 14 points and added 13 rebounds and three blocks to help the Philadelphia 76ers top the Washington Wizards, 89-81, on Friday.
With a balanced attack, the Sixers were able to snap their five-game losing streak. Robert Covington scored 13 and Jason Richardson netted 12 with four 3-pointers.
Washington lost its sixth straight and continued its descent down the Eastern Conference standings. John Wall scored 21 points on 26 field-goal attempts with 11 assists, and Otto Porter contributed 19 points.