76ers beat Wiz­ards; Okafor scores 19

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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.

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