Battie To Start; Brand To Play

Tony Battie will start at center tonight for the 76ers with Nik Vucevic and Spencer Hawes out.

Coach Doug Collins said at this morning’s shootaround that Hawes and Vucevic were ruled out of tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Wizards.

Elton Brand will play tonight after not taking part in the shootaround due to a stomach ailment. Brand was sent home from the shootaround to rest.

"I am feeling better," Brand said before the game.

Hawes will miss his fourth straight game with a strained left Achilles.

Vucevic suffered an injured left knee/quadriceps strain in Saturday’s 113-92 loss at Miami.


Here are the starting lineups: Sixers - Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand, Tony Battie, Jodie Meeks, Jrue Holiday.

Wizards - Rashard Lewis, Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee, Nick Young, John Wall