Sixers-Wizards preview: Looking for rare win in D.C.

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Sixers big man Richaun Holmes contests Magic center Nikola Vucevic, a former Sixer, during Philadelphia’s win on Saturday.

76ers (32-25) at Washington Wizards (34-25)

Sunday at 8 p.m., at Capital One Arena

Talking points

The Sixers have lost their last seven series games against the Wizards in Washington. They are actually 6-20 in their last 26 road games versus the Wizards.


Which team will ride the wave of the Eagles’ success longer this season?

How to watch and follow the game

  • TV and streaming: NBC Sports Philadelphia and ESPN
  • Radio: 97.5 FM
  • Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah

Starting lineups

Sixers (32-25)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  12.7 ppg. 5.5 rpg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  14.6 ppg. 6.9 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.9 ppg. 11.2 rpg.

17 J.J. Redick SG 6-4  16.8 ppg. 3.2 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 16.7 ppg. 7.4 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 107-278)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (shoulder rehabilitation and working on his shot, out); Justin Anderson (sprained right ankle, out); Demetrius Jackson (left adductor strain, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, left foot, out).

Wizards (34-25)

22 Otto Porter, Jr. SF 6-8 14.5 ppg 6.4 rpg.

5 Markieff Morris PF 6-10 10.9 ppg. 5.7 rpg.

13 Marcin Gortat C 6-11 8.7 ppg. 7.9 rpg.

31 Tomas Satoransky SG 6-7 6.4 ppg. 2.4 rpg.

3 BradleyBeal PG 6-5 23.7 ppg. 4.3 apg.

Coach: Scott Brooks (ninth season, 421-265)

Injury report:  John Wall (left knee surgery).

Head to head

Sixers hold a 179-120 series advantage.

Coming games

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Arena, Sixers vs. Miami Heat

Thursday: 8 p.m., at Quicken Loans Arena, Sixers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Charlotte Hornets vs. Sixers

March 4: 8 p.m., at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Sixers vs. Milwaukee Bucks.

March 6: 7 p.m., at Spectrum Center, Sixers vs. Charlotte Hornets

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