| Today’s Storyline: The Wizards were defeated by the 76ers last night 118-113 in the second game of their back-to-back.
The Wizards bench outscored the starters 67-46. It was the second-consecutive game where the starters were outscored by the bench. It is the first time since a three-game stretch from Dec. 4-8, 2012 that the Wizards bench has outscored the starters in consecutive games.
The Wizards had three bench players with at least 10 points in the game (Oubre-22, Meeks-21, Satoransky-12) for the second-consecutive game. Kelly Oubre, 22 and Jodie Meeks, 21 became the first pair of Wizard teammates to each record 20+ points in a game off the bench since Caron Butler had 28 and Chucky Atkins had 26 at Miami on 12/11/05.
The Wizards conceded 64 free throw attempts to the 76ers, with Philadelphia converting 41 of the attempts (.641). The 23 missed free throws were the most by a team since the Clippers went 28-for-56
from the line against the Trail Blazers on 11/30/15. The 76ers became just the 9th team in NBA history to shoot under 65% from the line with over 60 attempts. The 64 free throws were the most by a Washington opponent in team history.
NBC Sports Washington: Best moments from Wizards' wild loss to Sixers, including Bradley Beal's injury scare / Game 21 - Hack-A-Simmons falls just short, Wizards roughed up in loss / Bradley Beal opted to play rather than go to the hospital, so he'll get another eye exam tomorrow / Wizards mount big comeback vs. Sixers by fouling Ben Simmons, but fall just short / Bradley Beal leaves game vs. Sixers after taking hard shot to face
Washington Post: Wizards’ Bradley Beal to see doctor after taking an elbow to his right eye / Down big late, Wizards employ a hack-a-Ben Simmons strategy that falls just short
Washington Times: On basketball: Without Wall, Satoransky gets his chance
Associated Press: Simmons has 31 points, 18 rebs as 76ers beat Wizards 118-113
USA Today: Wizards use Hack-a-Ben Simmons strategy to stage massive comeback vs. 76ers
Bullets Forever: Wizards at 76ers final score: Washington’s comeback falls short in 118-113 loss / Ranking who needs to step up the most in John Wall’s absence
Hoop District: 10 Wild and Wacky Occurrences From Wizards-76ers / Wizards Late Comeback Falls Short Against 76ers
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FanRag Sports: Wizards find rough terrain — and creativity — without John Wall
Truth About It: Wizards/Sixers Rapid Reaction: Silver Linings Abound In a Loss