76ers vs Washington Wizards
The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards have been going at it for years; since long before they were the Wizards or even in Washington DC. First, this Sixers opponent was known as the Chicago Zephyrs, who eventually changed their name to the Packers. Prior to the 1963-64 season, the Chicago Packers moved to Baltimore and renamed themselves the Bullets. Then the Baltimore Bullets moved to Washington, and finally, the Bullets transitioned to become the Wizards.
Regardless of their name, this team has a history with the Philadelphia 76ers that dates back to 1961, when the Sixers had a different name and home city, too – the Syracuse Nationals. Over 309 total regular season games played, the team from the City of Brotherly Love holds a strong advantage over the one in our nation’s capital with a 186-123 record. The 76ers hold the edge in the playoffs, too, with a 17-12 overall record, winning four of the six playoff series between the teams.
Earl Monroe, Wes Unseld, Michael Jordan, and John Wall are just a few of the members of this franchise who have gone up against Sixers legends like Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. These days, though, are headlined by the likes of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons as they take on high-scoring guard Bradley Beal. They play each other three times during the 2021-22 regular season, twice in DC and once at The Center in South Philly. Get your tickets from Ticketmaster today!
The 76ers have gotten the best of their last 5 regular season matchups with the Washington Wizards, and taken 9 of the last 10 games against their Eastern Conference rival if you include the 2021 playoffs. Joel Embiid led all Philadelphia scorers with 23 points, with Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz each contributing 18 off the bench, as the Sixers rolled to a 127-101 win.
Sixers vs. Wizards Recent History
March 12, 2021: W – 76ers @ Washington 127 - 101
January 6, 2021: W – 76ers vs. Wizards 141 - 136
December 23, 2020: W – 76ers vs. Wizards 113 - 107
August 5, 2020: W – 76ers @ Washington 107 - 98
December 21, 2019: W – 76ers vs. Wizards 125 - 108