Sixers Surge Late, Stun Wizards

17-0 run in the fourth quarter sends Washington to fourth straight loss
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2008 9:33 PM CST
Washington Wizards' Roger Mason hits a jump shot over Philadelphia 76ers' Rodney Carney , right, in the first half of their NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rusty...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – After a sluggish three quarters, the 76ers put together a 17-0 fourth-quarter rally to put away the Wizards, 101-96. The night before, Philly had frittered away a 20-point lead in Atlanta; back home, the shoe was on the other foot. (Although not literally; Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks continued to nurse his gouty, shoeless left foot.)

Washington did their part in the fourth quarter, missing shots and sloughing off possessions liberally; Philadelphia's Rodney Carney twisted the knife with a couple of devastating dunks, including the equalizer at 90. Sixers star Andre Iguodala ended with 20 points, leading all scorers.