Washington Wizards: Bulletin board material for the rematch vs. the 76ers

Bradley Beal and the Wizards face off once more against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal and the Wizards face off once more against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Tonight, the Washington Wizards return to the site of the season opener: Philadelphia. Below, we offer some banter, analyses, and fun to get you ready for tonight’s rematch.

A fortnight ago, the Washington Wizards began its season by blowing a fourth-quarter lead to the Philadelphia 76ers, which then spiraled into an 0-5 start for the ballclub. But with two wins on the bounce, the Wizards will look to make it three in a row with an early redemption opportunity against. With bragging rights at stake, here’s the latest edition of Bulletin Board material, featuring diehard Sixers fan Malcolm.

Early Season Recap: 

Ron: Due to the 0-5 start, I thought I’d have to refashion Kanye West’s lyric “How he move in a room full of no” with “How is he going to talk trash during a season full of lows.” But the Wizards are beginning to sand away some of the issues that led to such a rough start to the campaign. The Wizards blowout win against Minnesota showcased that all five starters are capable of scoring in double digits. The nail-biting game against the  Brooklyn Nets stiffened what so far had been loose execution. Additionally, it temporarily dispelled concerns that the team lacked the mental resolve needed to win in the clutch.  Buried three games under .500, we’ll see if the Wizards can climb out of the early hole and make the playoffs.

Malcolm: ‘CLAP YOUR HANDSSSS EVERYBODY.’ The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling at 6-1! Admittedly, the schedule has been devoid of any true tests so far. The 76ers are coming off back-to-back blowout wins over the Hornets, led, of course, by everybody’s favorite Big Baller. Who else have we laid waste to? The New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, “Tampa Bay” Raptors, and your lot. After the 76ers (once again) dismantle The Washington Basketball Team, nothing magical is happening down in D.C., so the Wizards title will be withheld indefinitely. In Philadelphia, the schedule will stiffen up, with the likes of Brooklyn (minus Rona exposed KD), the Nuggets, and the Hawks, followed by a back-to-back series against Miami coming up. As Hov once rapped (not wrote!), “I ain’t looking at you dudes, I’m looking past ya.”