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What Needs to be Said?

Time is short this afternoon, luckily, the prologue to tonight's epic battle between the hapless Wizards and the no-longer homesick Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers is easy to boil down into a few key moments. An off-balance, desperation three by Cartier Martin, and a Jrue Holiday foul on a 40-foot three point attempt by John Wall, unbelievable.

If you can stomach it, here are the game capsules from Game 1 and Game 2 against the Wiz.

Seriously, if Doug Collins can't get enough juice out of those two disgusting losses, this team has no pulse. The Sixers should still be shaking their heads about how they lost to this hapless Wizards team not once, but twice. The manner in which they lost the games is simply salt in the wound.

Since the last time these teams met, Gilbert Arenas has taken his lack of talents to Disney World and Rashard Lewis has been starting for the Wizards, though not playing particularly well.

The three players you need to stop - or maybe just limit - in order, are JaVale McGee (keep him off the offensive glass), Nick Young (he likes to shoot, and seems to shoot very well against the Sixers) and John Wall (we've already seen him dominate vs. the Sixers). The rest of the team is basically borderline NBADL guys (Hinrich is good, but he's questionable for tonight's game).

Even without Iguodala and possibly Hawes (listed as a game-time decision), the Sixers absolutely, positively must win this game. The Wizards are 0-16 on the road, and they really aren't as good as that record would lead you to believe. 

Prediction: Sixers 115, Wizards 96

Leave your thoughts on the game right here. The tip is at 7pm, game thread will be up 90 minutes prior.
by Brian on Jan 5 2011
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