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Wednesday, November 6th (All times Eastern)

Washington Wizards (0-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (3-1), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers will try to get back into the win column Wednesday night when they welcome the Washington Wizards to the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers began the season a shocking 3-0 with victories over the Miami Heat, these same Wizards and the Chicago Bulls. Their first setback came Monday night at home against the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State came in and walloped the Sixers 110-90 in a game that was much more lopsided than the final score. Warriors coach Mark Jackson pulled his starters once Andre Iguodala was done embarrassing his former team and Stephen Curry got that last rebound for a triple-double. Golden State was up 33 points after three quarters.

That cost Philly a chance at its first 4-0 start since the 2000-01 team that won its first 10 games and went to the NBA Finals.

"The peaks and valleys of the NBA are dangerous," 76ers coach Brett Brown said after practice Tuesday. "I walk an even line throughout this year, knowing the realities of this team."

The realities hit the Sixers hard. They only shot 35 percent from the field and 20 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Philadelphia had 24 turnovers, which the Warriors converted into 23 points.

Michael Carter-Williams, who became the first rookie to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors since Shaquille O'Neal in 1992, and Evan Turner both had 18 points in the loss. Tony Wroten chipped in 14 off the bench.

The Wizards dropped their third straight on Sunday in Miami, 103-93. It is the fifth time in seven seasons the Wiz started 0-3.

Washington committed 21 turnovers against the Heat and Miami shot 53 percent from the floor. Bradley Beal paced the Wiz with 19 points, followed by 15 from Marcin Gortat and 13 apiece from Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster. John Wall contributed 11 points and nine assists.

Nene didn't play for the Wizards against Miami due to a strained left calf, but he's expected to suit up on Wednesday.

Against the Sixers last Friday night, the Wizards allowed 65 points in the second half and Philly came from behind for the victory.

"Commitment to (expletive) playing defense. That's what it is. The thing they haven't learned, and I got to figure out a way," an emotional head coach Randy Wittman said after that loss.

The dirty word cost Wittman $20,000.

The Sixers have now taken three of four from Washington and Philly has won five straight at home in this series.

11/06 10:19:12 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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CLE 5
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TOR 0
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