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Saturday, March 1st (All times Eastern)

Washington Wizards (30-28) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-43), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers will raise Allen Iverson's No. 3 to the rafters Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center, but they'll also try to snap a 12-game losing streak when they host the Washington Wizards.

The Sixers will honor Iverson, one of the team's all-time greats, at halftime against the Wizards. Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Dikembe Mutombo are expected to be on hand as will NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

In between the Iverson festivities, the Sixers will try to get on track. They haven't won since Jan. 29 in Boston and went winless in the entire month of February. They've dropped 11 straight at home.

It's their longest home losing streak since a 12-game skid from Dec. 9, 1996- Jan. 24, 1997. Philadelphia also hasn't lost 12 straight contests overall since losing 12 in a row from Nov. 20-Dec. 11, 2009.

The recent slide has been especially problematic.

In the Sixers' last two losses, they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, the league's worst team, and the Orlando Magic, the third-worst team record-wise, by a combined 31 points at home.

On Wednesday against Orlando, Thaddeus Young paced the Sixers with 19 points, while Tony Wroten and Eric Maynor chipped in with 15 and 13 points, respectively, off the bench.

"I saw improvement," said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "We want to win. That's the bottom line, but it doesn't cripple anything we're doing in regards to how we wake up and (work) the next day."

The Wizards come into Saturday's contest the winners of five straight. They've moved to fifth in the Eastern Conference and are 1 1/2 games behind the Chicago Bulls for fourth.

Washington has won three in a row as the visitor, including the start of this mini trip, a 134-129 triple-overtime thriller Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors.

John Wall and Marcin Gortat each poured in 31 points. Wall also handed out nine assists and Gortat had 12 rebounds on top of his career-best scoring output.

Trevor Ariza added 16 points and 10 boards, Chris Singleton chipped in 13 and Andre Miller and Bradley Beal both had 11. Beal added 10 boards.

"My feet and back are hurting and I didn't even play," joked Washington head coach Randy Wittman. "It's hard to put this game into words. There were so many changes of emotion, ups and downs."

The Wizards have taken two of three from the Sixers this season, including an overtime victory in Philadelphia on Nov. 6. The 76ers are 5-1 in their last six against Washington as the host.

03/01 10:24:49 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
BRK 68
CHA 95
 
2nd
DUKE 66
WAKE 29
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
8th
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
4th
BRK 68
CHA 95
 
4th
TOR 90
CLE 91
 
4th
BOS 71
UTA 66
 
3rd
MIN 51
DEN 66
 
3rd
NOP 52
DET 48
 
3rd
MIA 50
LAL 55
 
3rd
HOU 65
MEM 71
 
3rd
OKC 56
PHI 59
 
2nd
SAN 45
SAC 36
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
MIL
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LAC
POR
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
2nd OT
BRY 87
SHU 83
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
2nd
UMASS 46
RICH 52
 
2nd
TULA 46
HOU 42
 
2nd
YALE 53
HOW 40
 
2nd
PITT 47
MIAMI 47
 
2nd
TXPA 35
NMST 45
 
2nd
MSU 39
PURD 33
 
2nd
STLU 35
BONA 41
 
2nd
DUKE 66
WAKE 29
 
1st
TULSA 8
CIN 12
 
1st
VANDY 22
MSST 29
 
1st
OKST 17
TCU 18
 
1st
UCLA 27
USC 17
 
1st
WYO 26
UTST 19
 
1st
MARQ 9
STJ 10
 
9:30pm Tonight
EILL
SIUE
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FRES
AFA
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SJST
BSU
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NEV
COLST
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ILL
NEB
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ORST
OREG
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UNLV
SDST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
UCSB
 
2nd Intermission
WIN 0
OTT 3
 
2nd
DET 1
NYR 1
 
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ANA
MON
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COL
PIT