Wizards edge 76ers 108-107 after owner's death

Philadelphia 76ers guard Louis Williams (23) dunks over Washington Wizards center Fabricio Oberto (21), of Argentina, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Washington. ((AP Photo/Nick Wass))

November 24, 2009 7:03:02 PM PST
Antawn Jamison had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead Washington past the Philadelphia 76ers 108-107 on Tuesday night, hours after the death of Wizards owner Abe Pollin. Nick Young added 20 points for the Wizards as they snapped a two-game skid despite playing without Caron Butler, who sat out with a sore right ankle.

Louis Williams' layup pulled Philadelphia to 108-107 with 40 seconds remaining. After Gilbert Arenas committed a turnover with 28 seconds left, Williams missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded.

There was a moment of silence before the national anthem was played at Verizon Center, which Pollin built mostly with his own money.


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