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Open Thread: Regular Season Game 57 vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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The Essentials:
Spurs (27-28) at Wizards (13-43)
7 p.m.
Verizon Center
CSN

This year:December 13: Sixers 104, Wizards 89
December 19: Sixers 109, Wizards 103
January 30: Sixers 104, Wizards 94

Notable Sixers numbers this season:
15th in expected winning percentage (.521)
17th in pace factor (90.8 possessions per game)
24th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (105.7)
6th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (105.1)

Key Links: (drop any others in the comments)
Liberty Ballers
Passion and Pride
Sixers 4 Guidos
Game Day Philadelphia
The Other Side: Sixers

Tonight's Starters
Wizards vs. Sixers
Player filling in for injured starter
PG Andre Miller
Tough Juice
SG Willie Green
Player filling in for injured starter SF Andre Iguodala
The Last Man Standing
PF Thaddeus Young
Player filling in for injured starter C Samuel Dalembert

Tonight Washington takes on Philadelphia in a battle of two teams who really have no excuse to not use red, white, and blue color schemes all the time. Thankfully, at least one team is fixing their grave injustice starting next year, let's hope the Wizards follow suit soon.

Until then, we've got an interesting battle tonight. The Sixers only average 96.2 points per game, so the fact that the Wizards haven't kept them under 104 in their first three meetings doesn't reflect well on the Wizards' D (not that anything reflects well on the Wizards' D, but still).

A big reason the Sixers have been able to ramp up the offense against the Wizards this year is the play of Lou Williams. He's averaged 18.3 points in the three games against Washington, which is nearly 6 points higher than his average for the season. They've got to find a way to shut him down if they want any chance tonight.

This is an open thread, so debate whether or not Devin Harris' buzzer beater on Monday night to beat the Sixers was more crushing than Morris Peterson's heave to force OT against the Wizards two years ago.

GO WIZARDS!

Poll

Which buzzer beater was more crushing?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    The shot by Devin Harris to beat the Sixers
    (32 votes)
  • 50%
    The shot by Morris Peterson to force OT against the Wizards
    (33 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now