76ers take on Wizards in D.C.
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers will try to stay afloat in their
hunt for the playoffs when they close out a brief two-game road trip against
the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
Philadelphia has won two in a row and is 10-4 over its last 14 games,
including Saturday’s 93-85 win over the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Andre Iguodala led a balanced attack with 19 points, eight rebounds and six
assists, as Philadelphia erased a 19-point deficit for the win.
Kyle Korver ended with 17 points and Willie Green added 13 for the Sixers, who
are 10-25 on the road this season and four games off the eighth and final
playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
In injury news for the Sixers, Iguodala (back) is probable for Wednesday’s
game against Washington.
The Wizards just lost the top spot in the Southeast Division after Monday’s
setback to the Utah Jazz in the finale of a five-game road trip.
Gilbert Arenas had 32 points to lead Washington, which has dropped three
straight games and fell one-half game behind the Miami Heat for the lead in
the division. Miami beat the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night to take over.
DeShawn Stevenson added 21 points and Antawn Jamison had 20 points for
Washington, which fell from the fourth spot down to the sixth spot in the
Eastern Conference playoff race with the setback.
On the injury front for Washington, forward Caron Butler (knee) is probable
Washington will open a short two-game homestand tonight versus Philly and
Toronto, and is 25-9 as the host this season.
Wednesday’s game between Philadelphia and Washington is the third and final
meeting of the regular season. The Wizards are 2-0 so far in the season series
and have won four of six and five of the last eight meetings.
The Sixers have lost two straight and four of their last five in D.C.