The #Washington Wizards beat the #Philadelphia 76ers 120-115. Top scorers of the recent game were Robert Covington for the Sixers and John Wall for the Wizards. Wall led the Wizards to victory with 28 points, five rebounds, eight assists, and two blocks. Covington, on the other hand, had 29 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and one assist for the Sixers. The first quarter ended with the Wizards leading the game (32-23). However, the Sixers tried to fill up the gap by leading the second and the fourth quarter, scoring 36-24 and 33-30. Although the Philadelphia Sixers took the lead in the two quarters, it was not enough for their team to get the victory.

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Wizards ended up wrapping the game with a five-point advantage.

Joel Embiid secured double-double

Despite Joel Embiid saying that he expected to play approximately 16 minutes during the team's opener, he ended up seeing 27 minutes. Next to Robert Covington, Embiid finished the game with 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one blocked effort. Although the 23-year old rookie missed all four three-point attempts (1.2 threes per game on 36.7 percent) last season, the coaching staff of the Sixers still thinks he will get into the rhythm sooner or later. Regardless, there's little doubt everytime Embiid takes the floor, he's still one of the best fantasy players available.

Bradley Beal scored 25 points

Bradley Beal played a decent game on Wednesday night with 25 points, six rebounds, three steals and four assists across 36 minutes floor time.

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The 25-year old veteran eclipsed 10 made free throws just once last season, so Wednesday's game was an outlier in that respect. Beal’s defense was also better than usual, as the player never reached an average of more 1.2 steals per game in a single season. Overall, it was an impressive performance on both ends for the five-year #NBA player.

Ben Simmons excelled in his debut

Ben Simmons played his first NBA year in Wednesday’s loss to the Wizards. He played as expected, putting up a myriad of stats on both ends of the floor. With his first year, Simmons played an impressive game contributing 18 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and one blocked the effort. The 21-year old rookie went 7-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Simmons also impressively committed just one turnover and arguably made up for it with the rest of his play. Overall, it was an impressive debut for the Rookie of the Year candidate.