Beal and the Wizards face the 76ers
Washington; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards face the Philadelphia 76ers. Beal is fifth in the NBA scoring 28.0 points per game.
The Wizards are 2-4 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is second in the Eastern Conference scoring 118.8 points and shooting 47.6 percent.
The 76ers have gone 10-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is 5-1 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Wizards and 76ers square off Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Davis Bertans leads the Wizards averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers and scoring 13.2 points per game while shooting 45.6 percent from beyond the arc. Beal has averaged eight assists and 29.5 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 108.6 points, 45.2 rebounds, 26.5 assists, eight steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting.
Wizards: 4-6, averaging 123.2 points, 40.7 rebounds, 31.2 assists, 7.9 steals and three blocks per game while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 126.8 points on 51.1 percent shooting.