76ers vs. Wizards: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Philadelphia 76ers (25-17) play against the Washington Wizards (21-21) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 2:00 PM EST on Monday January 17, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers 9, Washington Wizards 15 (Q1 07:08)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
jojo on a mission. pic.twitter.com/qW9jne2DqZ2:23 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Look where the lob was thrown from 👀
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/lLKdxX0Tyb2:22 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Daniel Gafford hangs in to draw a charge on Joel Embiid that could have easily gona the other way for his second personal
Doc Rivers with the earliest challenge I have ever seen less than 5 minutes into the game – 2:22 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Charlie Brown is the Sixers’ first sub tonight. Thybulle and Green are both out again today, but what a rise for that kid over the past couple weeks. – 2:22 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Charlie Brown Jr. will enter the game. I assume he’ll get some time defending Bradley Beal. #Sixers2:21 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
A recipe for a bad start: Sixers are 1-of-6 from the floor. Wizards are 5-of-5 and lead 11-2. – 2:15 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Beal starts the game 2/2 with 5 points.
Gets a bucket then calls Korkmaz “too small.” – 2:15 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Some sloppy plays on offense and bad defense sees the Wizards take an 11-2 lead in the early going. Doc Rivers gets a timeout. #Sixers2:15 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of 76ers fans at Capital One Arena – 2:06 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has just walked out of the tunnel and he received a loud ovation. It’s gonna be Philly heavy here. #Sixers2:02 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
district hoops 🔜.
📱@Socios pic.twitter.com/v7muiyq1b92:01 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
If keeping Harden in BK this summer is contingent on BK finding a Kyrie Irving resolution (full time player or trade) then a “look take Ben Simmons for Harden if James wants to leave or take him for Kyrie if James stays” isn’t the worst plan for both teams to book mark is it? – 1:57 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
All smiles when you’re returning to the court!
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/GvC4E5IHEA1:53 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Let’s get to work 💼
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/teMewmB2ky1:49 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
3 fouls on PJ Washington, poor start for him on both ends. Shot hasn’t been falling recently but also can’t seem to defend without fouling. – 1:49 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Three fouls on PJ Washington. Guess that’s it for him until the third quarter. There’s 8:37 left in the half. – 1:48 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
If the Wizards don’t double Embiid from the tip I’m not watching.
He’s playing MVP basketball right now. Don’t try and be cute about it. Force the ball out of his hands. – 1:47 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
❝NOW is the time to make JUSTICE a reality FOR ALL.❞ – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/Ku4Xj9Kapd1:44 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Ready to rock 💪
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/3ynLywaWAU1:44 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers vs. #Wizards starters and inactives: pic.twitter.com/4FPSqmx4mQ1:41 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
I can picture Bradley Beal learning Matisse Thybulle is out for the 76ers and going like, ‘oh, I’m definitely playing’ 😂
Could we see Beal’s first 40-point game this season?
Of course, Beal dropped his career-high 60 points last season against Philly – 1:41 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Bradley Beal will start today vs. the #Sixers. – 1:40 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Bradley Beal is playing and starting today for the Wizards – 1:40 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Bradley Beal is returning and will start against the Sixers today. – 1:39 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
STARTERS 👇 #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/0pEO7xGgDN1:38 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey
Seth Curry
Furkan Korkmaz
Tobias Harris
Joel Embiid
The starting lineup today #Sixers1:37 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal will return against the Sixers today, the Wizards announced. – 1:37 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Bradley Beal will start today, the Wizards said. – 1:36 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
today’s starting five:
@Furkan Korkmaz
@Tobias Harris
@Joel Embiid
@Seth Curry
@Tyrese Maxey
🏀@RothmanOrtho pic.twitter.com/jdNy7qVdpz1:36 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#DidYouKnowFlow: #Sixers PF Tobias Harris needs eight defensive rebounds to tie Eric Snow for 24th on the #76ers all-time defensive rebounds list at 1,184. – 1:32 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
First player(s) off the bench today: PJ Washington and Jalen McDaniels. – 1:31 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#DidYouKnowFlow: #Sixers PG Tyrese Maxey needs one steal to reach 50 for his career. – 1:30 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
As the Sixers go for their 11th win in 13 games this afternoon at Washington … just making sure you didn’t miss the public backing Daryl Morey received over the weekend on his patient Ben Simmons trade approach from a certain Joel Embiid.
Monday column: marcstein.substack.com/p/trade-talk-o…1:08 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal with a brief embrace with 76ers assistant coach Sam Cassell who of course he’s stayed close with since their time together in DC pic.twitter.com/gJ6SRkoLor1:07 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Bradley Beal is going through his individual pregame shooting routine one hour before this afternoon’s tipoff: pic.twitter.com/2iGXNYM2wn1:07 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Joel Embiid is on another level in 2022. @David Thorpe digs into the video. https://t.co/l9sXcBAFcY Sixers at Wizards 2pm ET. pic.twitter.com/ApyWmDrY9u1:02 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are hosting Joel Embiid and the Sixers in a matinee. Here’s video of Deni Avdija and Daniel Gafford warming up pregame, plus my 3 keys w/ help from special guest @KelynSoong.
Tip-off is at 2 pm on @NBCSWashington. pic.twitter.com/tou0lDBunr1:01 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
6️⃣0️⃣ minutes to tip!
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne1:00 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Prints and color going crazy today 🎨
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/IjccyQ3t4I12:59 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Dr. King’s “Dream” speech became famous at the March on Washington, but he first did it in Detroit on June 23, 1963. pic.twitter.com/3rSg9kkHOY12:49 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
With Pat Delany in health and safety protocols, assistant coach Zach Guthrie has taken over the duties of watching film with Deni Avdija and warming him up pre-game – 12:35 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
ICYMI Last Week
The trade deadline is Feb. 10.
Here’s 4 potential trades for Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, Myles Turner & Christian Wood
That give the Sixers, Blazers, Magic, Hawks, Knicks, Rockets, Pacers and Hornets new hope.
nbabigboard.com/p/four-nba-tra…12:23 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal is a gametime decision today against the Sixers. He is listed as questionable after missing several games in health and safety protocols. – 12:21 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Bradley Beal’s availability for today will be a gametime decision, Joseph Blair said. Beal has cleared the league protocol, Blair said. – 12:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Wizards acting coach Joseph Blair says Bradley Beal is a game time decision today. He has cleared the protocols, but the team’s medical staff needs to make sure that he is ready to go. – 12:20 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Acting head coach Joseph Blair says Bradley Beal is a game-time decision for Wiz-Sixers today. Beal has cleared protocols but is awaiting a decision from the medical staff. – 12:19 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal (health and safety protocol) is a game-time decision this afternoon against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He has cleared protocol. – 12:19 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Howdy from DC, where Sixers-Wizards is the 2pm MLK Day game. I’m here for all the day games, by the way. pic.twitter.com/rsbzW299Gf12:07 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
My latest #NBA Top 5 power rankings through Saturday’s games.
I repeat. Through Saturday’s games
1. Suns
2. Warriors
3. Grizzlies
4. Bulls
5. Jazz
Next 5: Nets, Bucks, 76ers, Heat, Cavs.
1 last thing: Keep LeBron James’ name out of MVP conversation. https://t.co/nkpJFfCSZJ pic.twitter.com/cd4umaYXfS12:06 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Just noticed that none of the coaches on the Wizards staff have experience in the NBA as players. pic.twitter.com/Z3WgGtVrLo12:01 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
As the Wizards hit the unofficial halfway point, @Josh Robbins & I look at the first 43 games, whether Washington is the 10-3 team that started the season or the 12-18 team that’s played since, & whether Bradley Beal is a long-term play. In @TheAthletic: bit.ly/34Sie1v12:00 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Skilled wings going at it this afternoon.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/ceKcRfPUeG11:00 AM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards interim head coach Pat Delany has entered health and safety protocols, now in addition to Wes Unseld Jr. Assistant Joe Blair will coach today’s game. – 10:56 AM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Washington Wizards assistant coach, Joseph Blair, who will be taking over head coaching responsibilities today as Wes Unseld Jr. and Pat Delany are in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, is a former Harlem Globetrotter.
He’s the one on the right. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/9V76bYLIMY10:55 AM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Pat Delany, who had been the Wizards’ acting head coach while Wes Unseld Jr. is in league health-and-safety protocols, also has entered protocols, the team announced. Joseph Blair will work as the team’s acting head coach today when the Wizards host the Sixers. – 10:53 AM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Wizards assistant Pat Delany joins Wes Unseld Jr in protocols. pic.twitter.com/m6TDESttVY10:51 AM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Acting Wizards head coach Pat Delany is in health & safety protocols, team says, joining Wes Unseld Jr. and Bradley Beal.
Assistant coach Joseph Blair will be taking over for today’s game vs. Philly at 2. – 10:51 AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Washington Wizards acting head coach Pat Delany has entered health and safety protocols, team says. Assistant coach Joseph Blair will take over as new acting head coach today against Philadelphia. – 10:47 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Assistant coach Joseph Blair will take over for Pat Delany as Wizards coach vs. Philadelphia today. Both Delany and head coach Wes Unseld Jr., are now in Covid protocols. – 10:46 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Wizards acting head coach Pat Delany has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Assistant Joseph Blair will assume head coaching duties starting today. – 10:46 AM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Acting Head Coach Pat Delany has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, per Washington Wizards.
Assistant Coach Joseph Blair will assume acting head coaching duties. – 10:45 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Acting Head Coach Pat Delany has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Assistant Coach Joseph Blair will assume acting head coaching duties beginning with today’s game against Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/UusW2tnmz910:45 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Since January 1, our 74.0% defensive rebounding percentage is tied for 8th in the NBA.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/pJWpYmKiKU10:40 AM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
If our RPR MVP Predictor determined East All-Stars…
Starters
G: Trae Young
G: James Harden
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
F: Kevin Durant
F: Joel Embiid
Reserves
G: Fred VanVleet
G: DeMar DeRozan
F: Jarrett Allen
F: Jimmy Butler
F: Jayson Tatum
WC: Zach LaVine
WC: Domantas Sabonis pic.twitter.com/JdhZVvQmeo10:29 AM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tale of the tape.
🔒 @BetwayUSA | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/CGNFPQcwV510:01 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📝 GAME PREVIEW
Get prepped for today’s afternoon matchup vs. Philly!
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne10:00 AM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are doing a lot of lineup experimenting as they work Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant into the rotation. A look at the process and their most common lineups so far: ift.tt/3GCR2BT9:38 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Get your votes in because they count twice today!
1 RT = 2 Votes for @Bradley Beal for #NBAAllStar ⭐️
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/YQDJ1UDlSu9:35 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Starting a new week.
📍 @CapitalOneArena
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:20 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
“When we include us all, it’s a team win.”
@OrvilleThePoet celebrates MLK with a spoken word performance.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/pSkDctgDE59:05 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
“I feel inspiration whenever I hear his name.”
Members of our team reflect on what MLK’s legacy means to them.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/7L79gO0C4I8:40 AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
The Wizards have had two wildly different parts of their season. Which was who they really are? Should they make a move by the trade deadline? And should that include Bradley Beal? Our ⁦@Josh Robbins⁩ & I discuss, in ⁦@TheAthletic⁩: theathletic.com/3073695/2022/0…8:21 AM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
❝The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort & convenience but where he stands at times of challenge & controversy.❞
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/mS7ISEDqpP8:01 AM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Today, and every day, we honor the life and legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/FFt7u4sHQ08:00 AM