Along the range of potential outcomes, what happened in the nation's capital on the opening night of the Sixers season was somewhere near the top.
Robert Covington finished with a game-high 29 points while making 7 of 11 three-pointers.
Their loss to the Wizards showed how much talent they already have. But they need seasoning, which means they'll need time.
Five quick observations from the Sixers' 120-115 loss to the Wizards on opening night.
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Brown said the Sixers have an undisclosed range of minutes Embiid will look to play.
Matchup problems might be a factor, Porter said, but don't assume they'll favor the 76ers.
Sixers own a 177-119 series advantage over the Wizards.
The Sixers' top draft pick expects a warm welcome in Washington, where he starred in high school not long ago.
They are a maddening team to project, these Sixers.
"I don't think there should ever be minute restrictions," he says.
The 76ers have three players around whom the team plans to build a champion. It all starts Wednesday night.
Brett Brown says reduction of timeouts will affect the flow of the game and how it's coached.