For the second consecutive game, John Wall finished with a triple-double, and led the Washington Wizards to a 99-94 road win against the Philadelphia Sixers.
Wall scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out 14 assists for his fourth triple-dip of the season.
The All-Star PG, however, knows he must keep his turnovers down (Wall coughed up the rock nine times against Philly.)
— John Wall (@JohnWall) March 18, 2016
Per the AP:
Wall made eight free throws in the final 14.6 seconds to help the Wizards win their third straight following a five-game losing streak that put their playoff hopes in peril. Washington, which began Thursday 1 1/2 games behind Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, followed resounding victories this week over current playoff teams Detroit and Chicago with a win over the last-place 76ers.
The Wizards nearly blew a 24-point second-half lead. […] “Most teams quit, fold,” Wall said. “Their team, they keep fighting.”
Marcin Gortat had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Marcus Thornton chipped in 18 points. Markieff Morris scored 14 points before being ejected with 6 minutes remaining. […] Ish Smith scored 20 points and Nerlens Noel had 14 points, 16 rebounds and seven steals for Philadelphia, which has lost 16 of 17.