What's interesting is that nobody blinked when Young bemoaned the fact that there was one loss during this time - an 85-79 defeat in New York against the Knicks on Wednesday.
The Sixers entered the game averaging a league-low 12.9 turnovers per game and had just eight against Washington on Saturday. They scored 27 points off turnovers, compared to six for the Wizards.
On Friday, the Sixers beat the Wizards, 120-89, blowing that game open with a 38-18 third quarter.
During Saturday's game, the Sixers' third-quarter dominance wasn't as pronounced, but they still outscored the Wizards, 25-20, in the quarter to take a 17-point lead entering the final period.
So the Sixers were able to survive this minefield of a schedule, fighting off any excuse of fatigue along the way.
"We have depth and tough competitors and a well-conditioned team," coach Doug Collins said.
Another key on Saturday was the way the Sixers defended second-year point guard John Wall. On Saturday he had 19 points and nine assists, but also eight turnover. In fact, during the two weekend games Wall had 14 assists and 13 turnovers.
"With Wall, you have to make him see numbers," said Lou Williams, who led the Sixers with 24 points.
Numbers, as in plenty of defenders.
"We know the style he plays - he wants to get in the lane, draw contact, and blow by guys, and we have to make sure he sees numbers in the lane," Williams said.
Leading the defensive effort was Andre Iguodala, who in addition to scoring 23 points, had five steals, all in the first half when the Sixers jumped to a 12-point lead.
"It's tough to play a team two nights in a row," Iguodala said. "History shows you usually earn a split, and if one team is beaten badly the first game, it is usually pretty close the next."
It wasn't that close.
Sixers guard Evan Turner left the court midway through the second quarter with a right thigh bruise. He returned to the bench before halftime and to the lineup late in the third quarter.
After, he had a big red welt.
"I will be all right," Turner said. "I will get treatment [Sunday] and be ready for Monday."
That would be against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in a 2 p.m. game at the Wells Fargo Center.
After Saturday's win, Collins left the decision to practice on Sunday up to the players.
Guess what they decided?
There will be no practice.
The players assured Collins they would be ready to go on Monday - and, based on what they have accomplished so far, it's hard not to trust them on that matter.
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