The Washington Wizards prevented the sweep with a near 122-114 victory in Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thanks to good productions across the board, the Wizards defend themselves against the Sixers’ comeback attempt. They have to worry about the injured Joel Ambed.
Washington Wizards (8) – Philadelphia 76ers (1) 122: 114 (BOXSCORE), Serie A: 1-3
The midfield dominated the movement for the first three matches, but had to leave the floor in Match 4 after the first quarter due to knee problems (8 points and 6 rebounds in 11 minutes). It is not currently known if it will be rolled out for a longer period. The MRI should bring more clarity.
The Wizards then took advantage of the lack of a Sixers star, focusing mainly on a higher pace (21: 7 fast break points), so the hosts temporarily moved to 14 points before Philadelphia began making a comeback in the final division. Thanks to the team’s strong performances, Washington finally forced Game 5, which will go up on Thursday evening.
Bradley Bell was the match’s top scorer, even if he was late (27 points with 9/23 FG and 7 turns). Russell Westbrook had a terrific hat-trick (19, 21 rebounds (highest in the playoff) and 14 assists), but ran into massive problems with the jumpers (3/19 FG). For the goalkeeper, it was the twelfth place triple-double in his playoff career, so he rose to third in the standings ever. No player had played such numbers in a playoff match before him.
Additionally, Roy Hachimura (20 and 13 boards), Robin Lopez (16, 8/11 FG), Daniel Gaford (12 and 5 blocks) and Davis Bertans (15), who also had to leave the field early due to injury, are convincing From the side of the hosts. At Sixers, Ben Simmons was unable to put his stamp on the match due to fatal problems (13 and 12 rebounds), Tobias Harris scored 21 points, Teresi Maxi (15) and George Hill (14) provided good support from the bench.
Role-players turn up magicians – Empiid’s Anxiety
Wizards coach Scott Brooks modified his five-point starting streak, in place of Alex Lynn Gaford who was allowed to play from the start. But the local side initially didn’t have a solution against the Sixers in the area either. Gafford and Backup Len had to return to the bench early with foul trouble, Philly almost did what he wanted in the area and Simmons took an early double-digit lead.
Meanwhile, Washington began knocking out of the field with 1/11, but Bertans found his bad luck just in time. After recent stark shooting problems in the series, the Latvian sank into his first two threes in the evening and kept his team in the game. The Wizard fought way back to 28:31 after the first quarter.
Shortly before the end of the first section, Empiide was forced into the cabin after hitting his right knee in a hard landing after driving. The center received treatment for the entire second quarter before the Sixers announced in half the time that they would not be returning to Earth.
This wasn’t the guests’ only bad news. Because on Earth, Lopez fired one shot after another, along with the Bertans and Hachimura, keeping the Witches at close range in the second quarter – despite Westbrook and Beal’s mixed start. An exasperated Westbrook tied two minutes before halftime, followed by the Wizards first run in the evening by Hachimura. The trio of Danny Green still guarantees a 61:60 lead at the break.
Magicians fend off the return of the Sixers in times of crisis
As the witches had to deal with the shock of the injury after a few minutes in the third trimester, Bertans was forced to leave the ground due to a strain in his right calf. Instead, Gafford removed the ring against the Big Sixers’ backup with a personal group party and Bill found his rhythm better.
The witches themselves were not bothered by a fan that ran to the ground and was confronted by security. This incident, one of many in the past few days, ended with a fan’s hands tied. Meanwhile, Washington prices rose to 92:80 by the end of the third quarter.
With few pauses and good plays by Furkan Korkmaz or Maxey in the attack, Philadelphia crawled back quickly, with the Wizards’ turnover accumulating unnecessary due to the many singles situations. Philly equalized four minutes before the end.
In the closing minutes, the processors experimented with the Hack-A-Simmons strategy and intentionally sent them off the line, with great success (total 5/11 FT). Bell and Gaford once again put Washington ahead, while Philly on the other side missed many good opportunities from the city center. Hashimura did better, Which increased to +6 45 seconds before the end of the distance. After that, the home team was unable to achieve victory from the free throw line.
Sixers vs. Wizards: The Series at a Glance
|1||23. May||19 o’clock||Sixers||Processors||125: 118|
|2||27. May||1 o’clock||Sixers||Processors||120: 95|
|3||30. May||1 o’clock||Processors||Sixers||103: 132|
|4||1. June||1 o’clock||Processors||Sixers||122: 114|
|5||3. June||1 o’clock||Sixers||Processors|
|6 *||5. June||Damn||Processors||Sixers|
|7 *||7. June||Damn||Sixers||Processors|