Mar 30, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) attempts a lay up as Philadelphia 76ers power forward Elton Brand (right) defends during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Wizards Vs. 76ers: Washington Whips Philadelphia, 97-76; Nene Leaves With Injury

Cartier Martin leads all scorers with 20 points as the Wizards snap their 5-game losing streak.

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Wizards vs. 76ers: Wall, Seraphin Spring Washington To 55-36 Halftime Lead

Halfway through the game, the Washington Wizards lead the Philadelphia 76ers 55-36.

It was a dominating performance from a team that has struggled since trading away two of their best players, with their new acquisition (Nene) playing a big role in their success tonight. Nene scored six points, grabbed five boards and put forth a strong effort against Spencer Hawes.

At the end of the first quarter, the Wizards held a 23-15 advantage after a strong showing on both sides of the ball. Jordan Crawford and John Wall played well together, looking to share the ball rather than showcasing selfish play.

Randy Wittman rotated in ten players in the first half, relying on his second unit to give quality minutes and increase the lead to 35-19 with 8:15 left in the second quarter.

Washington continued to apply the pressure defensively, forcing turnovers and creating points through transition. Cartier Martin, Kevin Seraphin and Roger Mason all made a big impact off the bench, pouring in 24 points. Seraphin exuded energy, collecting two blocks and being active on both ends of the floor.

The Wizards did not let up at any point in the second quarter, outscoring the 76ers 32-21 in the period.

It wasn't all good for Washington in the first half, as Trevor Booker suffered a pulled left fascia. He is questionable to play again this evening.

There is plenty more to come from this game tonight, so make sure to keep it tuned to this StoryStream and SB Nation DC for updates. For more news and analysis on the Washington Wizards, head on over to Bullets Forever. For the latest on the Philadelphia 76ers, make sure to stop by Liberty Ballers. Still not enough basketball for you? Visit to the SB Nation NBA Hub Page for all the latest news on all 30 teams leading up to the playoffs and on the road to the NBA Finals

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Wizards Vs. 76ers: Trevor Booker Injured

Trevor Booker of the Washington Wizards left their game against the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night with a pulled left fascia. The team has said that his return in tonight's game is questionable.

Booker had two points on 1-of-3 shooting while pulling down one rebound in six minutes of play before getting hurt. Forward Kevin Seraphin has seen the bulk of minutes down low in Booker's absence.

There is plenty more to come from this game tonight, so make sure to keep it tuned to this StoryStream and SB Nation DC for updates. For more news and analysis on the Washington Wizards, head on over to Bullets Forever. For the latest on the Philadelphia 76ers, make sure to stop by Liberty Ballers. Still not enough basketball for you? Visit to the SB Nation NBA Hub Page for all the latest news on all 30 teams leading up to the playoffs and on the road to the NBA Finals

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Wizards vs. 76ers: Starting Lineups, Storylines To Watch

The Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers are set to take the floor at the Verizon Center at 7:00 PM Eastern. The two teams are headed in opposite directions: at 11-39, the Wizards have the second-worst record in the NBA, leading only the Charlotte Bobcats (7-41) in the win column.

The Sixers, on the other hand, are right in the thick of the playoffs with a 28-22 record. As of today, they are slated to be the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. With that said, here are our storylines to watch.

Balancing youth and potential: The Wizards roster is extremely young, with seven players age 25 and younger. It is interested to see how head coach Randy Wittman balances his young players (Chris Singleton, Kevin Seraphin, Jordan Crawford) with the more established veterans (Brian Cook, Maurice Evans, Rashard Lewis). The team has played relatively well since trading Nick Young and JaVale McGee, but the transition has been difficult with four close, frustrating losses.

Bringing Andre Iguodala back into the fold: After two games missed with tendinitis of the knee, Iguodala is likely to start on Friday night according to head coach Doug Collins. It will be interesting to see how Iguodala plays in his return, especially considering his replacement, Jodie Meeks, blew up against Cleveland to the tune of 31 points. In this case, a lot of talent isn't a bad problem for the Sixers to have.

Breaking down the guards: Jordan Crawford and John Wall have had a bit of difficulty coexisting on the floor, as both players employ a similar style of play: creating off the dribble. It will be worth watching their development as a unit, as both offer a lot if they can get on the same page offensively.

Here are your starting lineups:

Philadelphia 76ers
Jrue Holiday, PG
Evan Turner, SG
Andre Iguodala, SF
Elton Brand, PF
Spencer Hawes, C

Washington Wizards
John Wall, PG
Jordan Crawford, SG
Chris Singleton, SF
Trevor Booker, PF
Nene, C

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