The Washington Wizards fell to 1-10 on Friday night after being blown out 120-89 by the Philadelphia 76ers. Just one game after setting a franchise low with 64 points, the Wizards managed to shoot 44 percent against the league's top-ranked defense through the first month of the season. Philadelphia is one of the league's hottest teams, and a trendy pick to win the Atlantic Division. They are loaded with young, athletic guards and wings but it was the less-heralded Jodie Meeks who caught fire against Washington. Meeks shot an amazing 10 of 11 from the floor and had a game-high 26 points.
He was just one of six players in double figures for Doug Collins, as Lou Williams came off the bench and added 19 points. Washington provided little resistance on the defensive end, as Philly shot better than 55 percent from the floor and hit two-thirds of their shots from behind the arc.
On offense, Rashard Lewis added 16 points off the bench for the Wizards. John Wall had just seven points, hitting three of eight shots as the Wiz went quietly. Andray Blatche, who continues to deal with a shoulder injury, did not make the trip to Philly.
Both teams now turnaround and head to the Verizon Center for second of the home-and-home weekend series on Saturday night.