Monday, January 23rd, 2012
7:00 PM ET
TV: Comcast SportsNet HD
Steve Buckhantz, Phil Chenier
Radio: 106.7 The Fan - http://bit.ly/5yZqu8
Dave Johnson, Glenn Consor
The 2-14 Washington Wizards travel to the City of Brotherly Love tonight to take on the 11-5 Philadelphia 76ers. This will be the 5th time these teams play this season, and Washington has managed to go 0 for 4 so far (0-2 in preseason, 0-2 regular season).
Wizards Extreme's matchup to watch this evening will be Nick Young vs. Lou Williams. You can almost automatically chalk Lou Williams up for at least 20 points, as he is one of the many "Wizard Killers" throughout the league. Nick Young has been hot recently, and has averaged 21.6 points over the last 5 games, and 26 points over the past 3. Washington will need Nick to be efficient this evening if they want to stick around in this game.
Other matchups to keep an eye on:
Wall vs. Holiday - matchup of 2 very good, quick young point guards.
McGee vs. Philadelphia's centers - Hawes is questionable and missed the last game with injury. Last time the Wizards faced Philly, I predicted JaVale would have a huge impact on the game and he did not. Let's see how this one plays out.
As usual, intensity, focus, and efficiency will be the keys for Washington if they want to get their third victory on the year. If they are lacking in any of these areas, it is likely they will be served another loss to this very good Philadelphia team.
- Trevor Jackson
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