Spurs (27-28) at Wizards (13-43)
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)
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Passion and Pride
Sixers 4 Guidos
Game Day Philadelphia
The Other Side: Sixers
|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.
Which buzzer beater was more crushing?
This poll is closed
The shot by Devin Harris to beat the Sixers
The shot by Morris Peterson to force OT against the Wizards