Jodie Meeks Ties a Career High as Philadelphia Sixers Rip Lowly Wizards

Nick DavisContributor IIIJanuary 13, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 24: Coach Doug Collins of the Philadelphia 76ers gestures to players Jrue Holiday #11 (L) and Jodie Meeks #20 during the second half in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Jodie Meeks tied a career high with 26 points and Lou Williams scored 19 as the the the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 120-89 Friday night.

Even Spencer Hawes—who missed the 76ers last game against the Knicks due to a strained lower back—chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

With the win Friday night, the 76ers improved to 8-3 on the young season, and 5-0 at home. The Sixer's have won seven of their last eight games, giving them a two game lead over the second-place New York Knicks

The Wizards were lead by Rashard Lewis, who had 16 points. Kevin Seraphin and Jordan Crawford both added 12 points.

The Wizards (1-10) are having serious struggles this year. The Wizards one win this season came against the Raptors, a team they on Tuesday, January 10.

The two teams will face each other tomorrow night in Philadelphia.