Coach Brett Brown said he didn't mince any words when talking to his team about its performance, but he also tried to use the rout as a learning tool.
"We came and we weren't good and were sloppy at times and didn't guard the way we should have and it's a fact," he said.
The Sixers (3-1) now face a Wizards team that Brown admits will be desperate after an 0-3 start. One of those losses was Friday's 109-102 defeat to the Sixers at the Verizon Center.
Brown says he is hoping for better work from the second unit. The Sixers entered Tuesday 20th in the NBA in bench scoring, averaging 28.3 points per game. Opposing benches have averaged 31.3 points against the Sixers.
Guard Tony Wroten is the Sixers' leading bench scorer, averaging 12.3 points.
When asked how much improvement the second unit has made, Brown was his usual candid self.
"Not as much [improvement] as I had hoped for really," he said. "I am being greedy."
In his greed, he is looking for more offense from the second unit.
"I feel there is a tremendous amount of weight on our starters," Brown said. "We want to keep pushing our bench to assume the responsibility and understand their role."
Nene (left calf strain) will be a game-time decision, according to the Wizards but he did practice on Tuesday. He did not play against the Sixers last week. . . . Trevor Booker (jammed left index finger) also practiced fully and is expected to play. Two players who remain out are Chris Singleton (left foot fracture) and first-round draft choice Otto Porter (strained right hip flexor). . . . Washington has been idle since Sunday's 103-93 loss at Miami. In that game, John Wall scored just 11 points. He had nine assists but committed five turnovers in more than 39 minutes. Wall scored 26 points against the Sixers, 23 in the first half.