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Sixers-Wizards Preview: Win No. 2 has arrived

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The struggling Washington Wizards come to The Center for a very high chance at Win No. 2 for the 76ers.

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It's an exciting night of Wednesday night basketball. Aren't you lucky the Washington Wizards will visit the Wells Fargo Center for a clash between two of the league's worst-five teams?

With Bradley Beal already injured and John Wall not yet playing back-to-back games, there's a chance the Wizards play the Sixers tonight without either max-contract guard as the New York Knicks loom tomorrow evening at the Verizon Center.

It wouldn't be the first time over the past few seasons a team rested its star(s) on the road against Philly in the first night of a back-to-back situation. The Wizards have lost two-straight to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls and rank 21st in offensive efficiency. Can you feel the excitement oozing from my body as I write this?

The Sixers have question marks heading into their own back-to-back situation with a road game at the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow night interrupting a 10-in-12-games home stand that begins with the Wizards. If Joel Embiid joins Beal and Wall in street clothes—he totally should rest up to play Karl-Anthony Towns on TNT tomorrow night—I would rather bleed from my eyeballs than watch Sergio Rodriguez and Trey Burke go head-to-head while Jahlil Okafor and Marcin Gortat battle on the block.

Oh, wait! I forgot! There's a really compelling storyline for this game! Who will start for the Wizards in Beal's place? rookie Sheldon McClellan or veteran Marcus Thornton? What a fascinating early-season development.

On the bright side, there's a really, really high chance the Sixers collect an uninspiring Win No. 2 here.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Let's get this over with.