When: Tuesday, January 8 at 7 pm Eastern Time
Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Markieff Morris (Out, Neck), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)
76ers: Markelle Fultz (Out, Shoulder), Justin Patton (Out, Foot), Zhaire Smith (Out, Foot)
What to Watch for
Thomas Bryant vs. Joel Embiid
Bryant struggled at the start of each of the last two games, going up against Steven Adams and Hassan Whiteside. He recovered and played much better in the second half of both games, but the challenge gets even more difficult going up against Joel Embiid.
Bryant defended Embiid fairly well as a scorer, blocking one of his shots and holding him to 4-of-10 shooting. Problem was, Embiid made up for it by dominating the boards with an 11-4 advantage during the time they were on the floor together, including five on the offensive glass. When Bryant gets a good stop on Embiid, the rest of the team has to help him make it count.