Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 PM (EST) at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
11-32 (4th Southeast, 14th East)
18-26 (4th Atlantic, 9th East)
TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic FM | Live Stats
THE ENEMY: J. WALL | B. BEAL | M. WEBSTER | E. OKAFOR | NENÊ
WHO ARE THEY?
After opening the season 5-28, Washington (11-32) has won six of its last 10 since point guard John Wall made his season debut after returning from a knee injury.
Drafted first overall in 2010, Wall is one of the league's quickest and most explosive ballhandlers. Playing a mere 25.4 minutes a night as he tries to work his way back to 100 percent, he's playing some of the most efficient basketball he's enjoyed as a pro.
The 22-year-old is averaging 14.6 points (45.3 FG%) and 6.6 assists and is getting to the line 5.0 times a night (80.0 FT%).
You're a Wizard, Bradley!
The Wizards' most-recent lottery pick, Bradley Beal (3rd overall, 2012), has quietly put together an impressive rookie campaign in Washington.
The two guard out of Florida has improved with each passing month, with his best play coming over the last month. Through 15 games in the month of January, Beal is averaging 15.1 points (44.7 FG%, 50.8 3P%), 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 32.9 minutes a night.
On the season, the 6-3 guard is Washington's second-leading scorer (13.2 PPG).
The Wizards are hoping Beal will be able to play against the Sixers, after a nagging wrist injury limited him to six points and three fourth-quarter minutes against the Kings on Monday.
Over Washington's recent 10-game stretch (6-4), the Wizards are tied for fourth in the league in rebounding (43.9 RPG). Their frontcourt, which features imposing big men Emeka Okafor, Nenê, Kevin Seraphin, and Trevor Booker, is second in the league in rebounding over the Wizards' last 10 (36.3 RPG).
Over Okafor's last two games, he's notched 28 points and 21 boards.