On just the second night of the new NBA season, fans were treated to another doubleheader, this time courtesy of ESPN network. In the first game of two, the Philadelphia 76ers paid a visit to John Wall and the Washington wizards. The game was down to the wire, but it was Wall, Bradley Beal and the Wizards picking up the home win to start the season. However, the young Sixers certainly look like a force to be reckoned with. Here's the latest Sixers vs. Wizards game recap with top stars, game stats, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule.

NBA game recap

The Washington Wizards opened today's home game with a 32-23 first quarter. However, Philadelphia decided to put on a show in the second quarter en route to a 59-56 lead at the half. In the third, it was all Wizards again as they outscored the visitors 34-23. The fourth quarter was a frantic finish but clutch plays by the Wizards helped them seal the five-point win ending the game 120-115.

Leading the way for the win was John Wall. The NBA All-Star guard scored 28 points on 10-for-28 shooting while also dishing out eight assists and grabbing five boards. Teammate Bradley Beal hit 12-of-16 free throws and had 25 points. Beal also recorded six boards, four assists, three steals, and a block.

Meanwhile, big man Marci Gortat had a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Gortat also swatted away three shots. Also finishing in double-digits tonight were Kelly Oubre Jr with 14 points, Otto Porter Jr. with 10 points and Jodie Meeks with 14 off the bench.

The Philadelphia Sixers may have lost their first game of the season, but their fans were treated to what looks like a winning team for the upcoming campaign.

All five starters ended up with double-digits including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid who each had double-doubles. Simmons was 7-for-15 from the field and had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in his debut. Embiid, who had been limited to about 15 minutes a game in the preseason played 27 minutes in tonight's opener. He had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Robert Covington led with 29 points on 9-for-15 shooting. No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz had 10 points in his debut off the bench.

Standings & what's next

The Philadelphia 76ers looked good in their season start but are 0-1 record-wise. They'll look for their first win of the season on Friday night when they have their home opener at 7 p.m. Eastern Time against the Boston Celtics.

For the Washington Wizards, it's a 1-0 start to the season giving them an early lead in the Atlantic Division. The team tries to make it 2-0 as they'll host the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday evening.