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76ers crush hapless Wizards 120-89

By Dan Gelston

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 13 2012 7:40 p.m. MST

Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin (13) battles for a rebound against Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young (21) and Spencer Hawes (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Matt Slocum, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Jodie Meeks tied a career high with 26 points, Lou Williams had 19 and Spencer Hawes added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 120-89 on Friday night.

Led by their usual balanced offense, the Sixers led by 34 points in the third quarter and crushed the NBA-worst Wizards. All five starters reached double-digit scoring for the Atlantic Division leaders. They won for the seventh time in eight games overall and improved to 5-0 at home.

While the Sixers dominated the entire game, the real damage was done in the third quarter. They made 16 of 23 shots from the floor and outscored the Wizards by 20.

Meeks finished 10 of 11 from the floor and 6 of 7 from 3-point range.

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