NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 5th (All times eastern)
Washington Wizards (24-22) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-30), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards will try to stop a three-game losing streak when they pay a visit to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Wachovia Center.
Washington suffered its third consecutive setback after Sunday's 103-91 loss to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Verizon Center. Bryant scored 30 points, including 19 in the first quarter, to send the Wizards packing.
Antawn Jamison scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds for Washington, which will try to stop a four-game slide on the road Tuesday. Caron Butler returned after missing the past three games with a hip flexor injury and finished with 15 points. Nick Young and Roger Mason each scored 14 off the bench in defeat.
The Wizards are 9-12 as the visitor this season.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia will open a five-game homestand tonight versus Washington, Miami, the Clippers, Dallas and Memphis. The 76ers are 9-14 at home this season and are coming off a 96-91 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday at Philips Arena.
Andre Miller tied a season-high with 29 points for the Sixers, who have lost two in a row and five of seven. Andre Iguodala battled flu-like symptoms and chipped in 22 points, while rookie Thaddeus Young had 11 in a losing effort.
Philadelphia is just 4-13 in the new year.
The 2007-08 season series between the Wizards and the Sixers is tied at a game apiece. Washington has won four of five and six of the last nine meetings.
The Wizards have dropped four of their last six trips to South Philly.
02/05 10:39:43 ET