No Arenas, No Miller

Two of the Washington Wizards best players, Gilbert Arenas and Mike Miller, are out of tonight's pre-season game with "flu-like symptoms." 

The probable Wizards starters: DeShawn Stevenson, Randy Foye, Caron Butler, Andray Blatche, and Brendan Haywood.

Sixers will start the same five they've been starting: Lou Williams, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand, and Samuel Dalembert.

Only Sixer on the roster not suiting up tonight is Rodney Carney, who is still out with a strained left hamstring.

Just finished pre-game conference with Eddie Jordan. As we all know, the last team Jordan coached was the Wizards -- they fired him early last season.

Here's another thing to keep an eye on tonight: The Wizards will know the Princeton Offense, probably better than the Sixers do at this point. Last Friday night against the New York Knicks (the Knicks had a couple of players who ran the Princeton under Jordan), the Sixers went away from the PO. Jordan called tonight a "unique challenge" because of Washington's knowledge of the offense. Jordan mentioned the team might run a lot of pick-and-roll stuff.

Just uploaded a video of the beginning of Jordan's press conference. It should be in the video player at the right.

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