Coming off the lowest point total in franchise history, the Washington Wizards enter this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have been the darling team among NBA commentators and pundits, winning six of their last seven. At 7-3, Philly leads the Atlantic Division and has the best point differential in the league, blowing out inferior opponents during their winning streak.
Head coach Doug Collins has a nice mix of young guard and wing players who clamp down on the defensive end, holding opponents to a league low 85.5 points per game. They also currently have six players averaging more than ten points per game, with Elton Brand just on the outside at 9.7 ppg. It's a team with a lot of weapons, as the Wizards learned in the preseason.
Check out the Wizards complete season schedule here.
After making the playoffs last year as the seven seed, the Sixers were expected to be a much-improved team and challenge for the Atlantic Division crown. But even if lot of their success has come against a weak schedule, Washington will have their work cut out this weekend as they look to bounce back from that woeful offensive showing in Chicago and try to grab their second win of the season.
Friday, January 13th: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 PM - CSN
Saturday, January 14th: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards, 7:00 PM - CSN