Philadelphia 76ers in the conference semi-finals. Even without Joel Embiid, the Eastern Conference top seed defeated the Washington Wizards by 129:112, and Tobias Harris and Seth Curry in particular entered the quarterback.
Philadelphia 76ers (1) – Washington Wizards (8) 129: 112 (BOXSCORE) – Serie A: 4-1
Curry was the Sixers’ top scorer with 30 points (10/17 FG), and Harris had 28 and 8 rebounds. Ben Simmons (19, 7/11, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) set up a hat-trick, and Sixers coach Doc Rivers also got plenty of production out of the bank, specifically by Dwight Howard (12, 8/10 ft., 8 rebounds, 3 Blocks), Furkan Korkmaz (10) and Teresi Maxi (13, 6 blocks).
On the other hand, Washington was heavily dependent on Russell Westbrook (24, 7/20 FG, 8 rebounds, 10 assists) and Bradley Beal (32, 10/23), in addition to only two superstars Roy Hatchimura (21) to record double-digits. Isaac Bonga has been used in the last 100 seconds – without any numbers in the box.
Without Joel Embiid (meniscus), Rivers didn’t make Dwight Howard in the starting lineup, instead Matisse Thieball got the confidence, and Simmons moved up to center position. However, this also caused problems, among other things, the shot stopper was missing under the basket. Guests took advantage of this early on, and Westbrook met his players.
The Wizards were given a little lull, only 9-2 by the Sixers in the final three minutes of the first quarter, as Howard and Maxey managed to shine, and the match tied (29:29). The rookie gained more playing time, but the magicians were the better team. Philadelphia was fortunate that the guests were unable to withdraw, mainly due to losing ten balls in the first half.
Sixers clarifies it all in the fourth quarter
Washington also broke Hack-a-Simmons twice, but Wizards coach Scott Brooks quickly dumped them after the Australian gave three of his four attempts a standing ovation. Even Philadelphia had a narrow lead in the first inning, with Harris (16) and Curry (14) facing 21 points from Bell.
Curry remained hot even after the break, and the Sixers kept looking for the match against Raul Neto and the Guard scored the first 12 points of the division for the hosts. Westbrook and Beal intercepted, but the backlog of witches slowly grew. Minutes without Bale, however, were problematic, while Howard slipped under the basket for the Sixers and drew several free throws. 103: 94 six six before the fourth quarter.
It’s not exciting anymore. The Wizards couldn’t punish the Sixers’ seat units, even with both stars on the field. Six minutes before the end, the hosts were 16 points ahead, and the past few minutes spoiled a show in front of jubilant Philly fans who chanted “We want Brooklyn.”
The Sixers have to wait a little longer for this duel. In the conference semi-finals, Simmons and Company met the Atlanta Hawks, who also defeated the New York Knicks in five games. The series is scheduled to begin on June 6.
Sixers vs. Wizards: The Series at a Glance
|1||23. May||Sixers||processors||125: 118|
|2||27. May||Sixers||processors||120: 95|
|3||30. May||processors||Sixers||103: 132|
|4||1. June||processors||Sixers||122: 114|
|5||3. June||Sixers||processors||129: 112|