Philadelphia had a 14-point lead with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. But Washington marched back to send the game to overtime, where the Wizards came out ahead 116-114.
Frustration set in for the Sixers well before overtime, as evidenced by Elton Brand's hard, dumb flagrant foul on JaVale McGee with a few minutes left in regulation. Brand smacked the Wizard in the chest with two hands as McGee went up for a wide-open dunk after a pinpoint Wall pass.
As you can see in the video clip below, official Tony Brothers wasted no time in booting Brand from the game ... and McGee had a little goodbye for his attacker.
That McGee was able to complete the dunk is something amazing, and speaks to Vale's epic length.
Update: The NBA enacted swift judgment, suspending Brand for one game without pay on Wednesday. Brand will serve his suspension tonight when the 76ers face the Toronto Raptors.