Washington and Danny Avdia continue their disappointing and unstable season, and the playoffs are moving away, after tonight (between Sunday and Monday) the Wizards were defeated 112:93 by Philadelphia.
Washington dropped to 37:31 as it suffered its third straight loss and fifth in its last six games.
In addition, it is currently out of the playoffs and not among the top 10 in the East, since Chicago passed it and is half a game behind the Bulls.
Danny Abdia continued his unstable period, when he finished the game with 4 points on 1 of 8 from the field (0 of 2 from three).
He scored only one field goal in his 24 minutes on the court (added 2 of 2 from the line) and even contributed 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Embiid (Photo: Reuters)
The Israeli forward is on the decline: in the last four games Avdia averaged only 4.5 points per game, when in all four together he scored six field baskets on less than 30 percent shooting.
In total, in his last nine games, he had only one game where he scored a double-digit number of points, and that too was in a loss (17 against Milwaukee).
However, tonight he was one of the few in Washington that in his minutes on the court the team had a positive balance (+3 in the plus/minus balance).
It should be noted that tonight Avdia was not the only Wizards who suffered from a poor shooting night: Kristaps Porzingis was content with 9 points on 4 of 15 from the field (0 of 3 from three), Kyle Kuzma scored only 12 on 4 of 14 from the field (1 of -5 from three), Bradley Beal scored only 13 (5 of 12 from the field, 0 of 2 from three), and the whole team together finished with 6 of 26 beyond the arc.
in a less good time.
Avdia (Photo: GettyImages, Rich Schultz)
On the other hand, the Sixers (22:43) are on a completely different trend.
Philadelphia once again enjoyed a successful night from its stars: Joel Embiid scored 34 points (despite not playing the entire fourth quarter), James Harden scored 18 and dished out 14 assists, and the host recorded a fifth win in a row as they continue to chase Boston and Milwaukee at the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Sixers started strong and led by a double-digit margin already in the first quarter, later Washington got closer and narrowed to 3 in the second quarter and 8 in the third quarter, but the gap only grew and grew as the game progressed and Philadelphia's advantage was safe.