Is it really too much to ask for? To win the game, the starters don't have to come out of the gates strong, but it sure would make everyone feel better. Either way, make this a comfortable win, see if you can't limit the minutes for Brand, Iguodala and even Jrue (who played 110+ minutes in the back-to-back-to-back) so they're fresh for tomorrow night's conclusion of the home-and-home, back-to-back.
Everything we've heard so far today points toward Spencer Hawes playing, which should help assuming he isn't useless out there. Treat the Wizards like what they are, a bad team.
The tip is at 7pm. This is your game thread. I'll be right here throughout, join me if you need a blowout win to erase the bad taste of the Knicks loss.
Prediction: PHI 110, WAS 87