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Wizards vs. 76ers preview: Let's be honest, a loss here would be really bad for Washington

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The title pretty much says it all here, folks. Wednesday's loss was disappointing, but to be fair, it was the team's fifth game in a week. Now that the Wizards have had a day off to rest, they need a win tonight to keep pace in the Eastern Conference.

Game Info

When: 7:00 p.m. EST

Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic

Radio: 99.1 WNEW

Injury Report

Gary Neal is questionable for the Wizards. THAT'S THE ONLY WIZARDS INJURY NEWS CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

Joel Embiid is out for the 76ers and T.J. McConnell is questionable.

Most Likely Wizards Killer: Robert Covington

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Robert Covington has attempted at least seven three-pointers in four of the last five games and is averaging 6.4 attempts per game. Even though he hasn't been a great marksman this season (he's shooting 34.3 percent beyond the arc) the simple fact that he's willing to fire away with reckless abandon makes him dangerous against the Wizards.

Washington is allowing opponents to shoot 2.8 percent better than average from beyond the arc, the worst mark in the league. So if Covington gets a high numbers of looks tonight, odds are he's going to take advantage of more of them than usual, and that could make things difficult for the Wizards.