WHERE: Verizon Center

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411 ON WIZARDS: The Sixers will have the tough task trying to limit two-time NBA All-Star John Wall. The point guard is averaging 30.3 points, 8.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds in his last three games. Wall is also averaging 22.6 points, 8.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in the Wizards' 10 home games since the All-Star break.

PROBABLE STARTER

SIXERS (18-57)

33  Robert Covington F 6-9 12.9 ppg. 4.5 rpg.

4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 10.0 ppg. 8.2 rpg

19 Furkan Aldemir C 6-10 2.0 ppg. 4.1 rpg.

9 JaKarr Sampson G 6-9 4.8 ppg. 2.1 rpg.

5 Ish Smith G 6-0 12.0 ppg. 6.1 apg. (with the Sixers

Coach: Brett Brown (second season, 37-120)

Injury report: Tony Wroten (partially torn ACL in right knee, out), and Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out), Jason Richardson (left knee swelling and soreness, questionable).

WIZARDS (41-33)

34 Paul Pierce F 6-7  12.2 ppg. 4.0 rpg.

42 Nene F 6-11 11.1 ppg. 5.1 rpg`.

4 Marcin Gortat C 6-11 11.8 ppg. 8.7 rpg.

3 Bradley Beal G 6-5  14.7 ppg. 3.1 apg.

2 John Wall  G 6-4 17.7 ppg. 9.8 apg.

Coach:  Randy Wittman (ninth season, 232-362)

Injury report: Kris Humphries (strained left groin, questionable), Garrett Temple (strained  right hamstring, out).

THE SERIES

Sixers lead, 175-112. But the Wizards have won four of the past five series meetings.

COMING UP

Saturday: 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena, Sixers at Charlotte Hornets

Sunday: 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, Sixers at New York Knicks 

April 8: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Wizards at Sixers 

April 11: 8 p.m. at the United Center, Sixers at Chicago Bulls

April 13: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Milwaukee Bucks at Sixers

Follow Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers and on Instagram at PompeyOnSixers