The Washington Wizards hosted the Philadelphia 76ers last night in their Capital One Arena in Washington in front of a sell-out crowd. The Wizards started their season right as they won their season opener with John Wall leading the team. They went 43 percent from the field, 27 percent from the three-point line and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards outrebounded the 76ers 52-48 in this one.

Wizards held five points lead

The Wizards started off the game solid with the veterans John Wall, Jason Smith, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter Jr.

in the lineup. The home squad opened up the game with a great first quarter as they held a 32-23 lead in the first 12 minutes.

Midway through the second quarter, the 76ers bounced back to tie the score at 38-38, since then they led the rest of the period as they finished a halftime by 59-56. The third quarter was in the Wizards' favor while fourth quarter was for the 76ers. Though the 76ers had 33 points in the final period, it still was not enough to defeat the Wizards. The Wizards managed to survive and finished the game with five points lead, 120-115.

John Wall leads

Six players finished double-digit scores for the Wizards last night, with John Wall leading the way with 28 points. Wall also added five rebounds, eight assists, and two blocks.

Bradley Beal as the second contributor of points, finished his 36 minutes with 25 points while Marcin Gortat had a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds in 33 minutes off the bench. Otto Porter Jr. and Kelly Oubre showcased rebounding talents as they registered eight rebounds each for the Wizards aside from their double-digit points.

The Wizards were very careful in handling the ball as they left the court with just nine turnovers compared to the opponents' 17.

On the other hand, Robert Covington was the leading scorer for the Philadelphia 76ers. Covington came off the bench and finished the game with game-high 29 points. He shot 60 percent from the field, making 9-of-15 field attempts and 64 percent from the three-point line, hitting 7-of-11 shots.

Ben Simmons had his NBA debut last night with 18 points, ten rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. Joel Imbiid also finished the game with double-double 18 points and 13 rebounds.

What's up next?

The Washington Wizards will host the Detroit Pistons on October 20, hoping to get their second win. In last night's season openers, the Wizards were among the three teams from the Southeast Division to take home a win. The Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat while Atlanta Hawks won over the Dallas Mavericks.