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Sixers vs. Wizards Game Preview and Start Time: We’re (Still) Going Streaking

Can the Sixers make it eight in a row against a Wizards team that’s won eight of its last 11?

NBA: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Regardless of what happens over the next four days, the Philadelphia 76ers’ six-game home winning streak (which is technically an 11-game streak if we exclude the “home” game in London) will continue into March. But the team’s seven-game undefeated stretch faces a significant challenge against a Washington Wizards team that has played fairly admirably in the absence of John Wall (knee).

When these two teams met earlier this month, 6 different 76ers made a three-pointer (including marksman Amir Johnson) in a 115-102 victory. Speaking of threes, it feels like we’re getting closer and closer to Ben Simmons pulling up for his first legitimate attempt from long range this season.

All signs are pointing towards Joel Embiid playing in the second half of the team’s back-to-back. No signs are pointing towards Markelle Fultz making his debut tonight, but pre-game video from last night looked a bit promising.

If the Sixers win tonight, this would mark the second straight year in which they’ve taken the season series from the Wizards. More importantly, a victory for Brett Brown’s crew would leave the 76ers percentage points ahead of Washington in the Eastern Conference standings.

Game Info

Game Time: 8:00 PM ET

TV: NBCSports Philadelphia / ESPN

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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