76ers beat Wizards; Okafor scores 19
Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting to lead the host 76ers to a 109-102 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday night.
Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points, Nik Stauskas scored 15 points, and Gerald Henderson 14 to help Philadelphia win for just the second time in 11 games this season. Dario Saric added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
John Wall scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and Markieff Morris had 19 points for Washington.
At least three NBA teams — the Bucks, Grizzlies and Mavericks — have stopped staying at Donald Trumpbranded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the president-elect, ESPN reported Tuesday night. ... The Spurs announced Wednesday that they will retire the No. 21 jersey of future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan on Dec. 18. Duncan, 40, retired in July after 19 seasons in which the Spurs won five league titles and he won two MVP awards and made 15 All-Star Game appearances. ... Pelicans F Anthony Davis missed his first game of the season, sitting out his team’s matchup with the Magic because of a right quad bruise. Terrence Jones started in his place.