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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall looks on during the second half of his team's first preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Washington. The 76ers won 103-78. The Wizards lost the second game, but showed improvement, losing 101-94 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall looks on during the second half of his team's first preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Washington. The 76ers won 103-78. The Wizards lost the second game, but showed improvement, losing 101-94 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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