NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, February 25th (All times eastern)
Philadelphia 76ers (27-28) at Washington Wizards (13-43), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won since entering the All- Star break on a four-game winning streak, and tonight they will try to end a four-game slide against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
The Sixers are coming off a heartbreaking loss at New Jersey on Monday, as Devin Harris buried a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift the Nets. The shot was reviewed and replays showed that the ball left Harris' fingertips before the buzzer sounded in a 98-96 decision.
Andre Iguodala paced Philly with 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Andre Miller posted 17 points and 10 helpers, while Thaddeus Young chipped in 14 points for the Sixers, who are 0-2 on a four-game road trip and have lost three in a row away from the Wachovia Center. The 76ers are 10-16 as the guest in 2008-09 and will close out the trek Friday night in New York.
Philadelphia has reached the 100-point mark just once in its last 10 games.
Meanwhile, the Wizards will continue a three-game homestand Wednesday and had a two-game winning streak stopped in the opener of the residency on Saturday versus the San Antonio Spurs.
Caron Butler logged 24 points and seven rebounds in the 98-67 loss for Washington, which had a season-low point total and fell to 9-20 at home this season. Antawn Jamison scored 16 points and Darius Songaila added 15 points in a losing effort.
The Wizards will also host the Chicago Bulls on the homestand. In other team news, star guard Gilbert Arenas has started non-contact drills in his recovery from knee surgery. Arenas, who inked a multi-million contract last summer, has yet to play in the 2008-09 campaign.
Philadelphia is 3-0 against Washington this season and has won five of the last six in the series. The 76ers, though, have lost seven of nine and eight of their last 13 trips to DC.
02/25 10:35:43 ET