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Washington Wizards (15-40)


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Philadelphia 76ers (27-29)


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TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBA League Pass Channel 7


Tip Time: 7:00 EST


Location: Wells Fargo Center


Vegas Line: 9.5 (Sixers)


Previous Meetings: 115-116 L, 114-116 L,109-97 W


Mortal Enemies of the Night: Bullets Forever


Wizards vs 76ers coverage


The Sixers are back in action looking to prevent the Wizards from notching road win (and boyfriend) number 2.



Key Stats:

The Wizards are the 4th worst team in the NBA in Offensive Rating (102.2 per 100). It was even worse last night as they only managed 88.7 points per 100 possessions.

While their defensive rating is better, it's nothing they should get excited about. The Wizards are in the bottom third of the league, allowing 109.2 per 100.

  • Nick Young has a worse assist per 36 minutes average (1.4) than Marreese Speights (1.5).
  • The Wizards are not one of the teams who recently traded for Carmelo Anthony or Deron Williams.
  • Home/Road

    The Wizards' woes are the road are no secret. They are currently 1-26 with their only victory coming in Cleveland.

    The Sixers are 17-9 at home (7-3 in their last 10 inside the Wells Fargo Center)

    Last 10

    The Sixers have had tremendous recent success going 7-3.

    The Wizards, like all season long, have struggled and are 2-8.

    Playoff Implications!

  • Our boys are still 2 back of the newly made-over Knickerbockers and 1.5 ahead of the Pacers (2.5 ahead of the 9 seed Bobcats as well). Indiana has the Pistons at home while the Knicks debut their shiny new toy in Melo at home against the Bucks. Keep an eye out on those scores.
  • Projected Lineups:

  • PG: Jrue Holiday vs. John Wall
  • SG: Jodie Meeks vs. Nick Young
  • SF: Andre Iguodala vs. Josh Howard
  • PF: Elton Brand vs. Andray Blatche
  • C: Spencer Hawes vs. Javale McGee
  • Injuries:

  • Tony Battie is questionable tonight with the same wrist injury. Hawes is probable from the ankle injury agains the Rockets but will most likely play.
  • Kirk Hinrich missed the Wizards' game last night and is questionable tonight with a bruised calf.
  • Let's get back into the swing of things with the first game post all-star break. If the Sixers think they indeed are a team that could contend for the 6 seed, a loss cannot be the outcome tonight.

    GO SIXERS!