Washington faces Philadelphia, seeks to stop 3-game skid

August 4

Philadelphia 76ers (40-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (24-43, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington will try to break its three-game skid when the Wizards take on Philadelphia.

The Wizards are 17-25 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is 1-4 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The 76ers are 26-17 in conference games. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.3% from deep. Shake Milton leads the 76ers shooting 45% from 3-point range.

The 76ers won the last matchup between these two teams 125-108 on Dec. 21. Joel Embiid scored 21 points to help lead Philadelphia to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ish Smith leads the Wizards with 4.8 assists, and scores 10.6 points per game. Shabazz Napier is averaging 1.4 made 3-pointers and 12.7 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

Embiid is averaging 23.9 points and 12.0 rebounds for the 76ers. Al Horford is averaging 5.2 assists and 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 3-7, averaging 112.4 points, 38.5 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points on 50.1% shooting.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 119.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points on 51.2% shooting.

INJURIES: Wizards: None listed.

76ers: Glenn Robinson III: out (hip), Kyle O'Quinn: out (missed coronavirus test), Mike Scott: out (knee).

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