Philadelphia advanced to the second round with a 129-112 victory over Washington Wizards without their superstar Joel Embiid and will face Atlanta Hawks with Embiid out with the injury several 76ers stepped up to thrash Wizards. Tobias Harris had 28 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, three steal and a block. He had an all-around strong performance. Ben Simmons had a triple double with 19 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 2 steal and a block and played really a strong game. Seth Curry got really hot and had 30 points for Washington Bradley Beat had 32 points and Russell Westbrook had 24 points. The Wizards are a mediocre team and played like it. They were barely competitive in this series even though Embiid missed. The Wizardds did a great job coming out of a desperate situation during the regular season but the 76ers are strong even without Embiid with a strong group of reserve players. All the respect to Wizards for atleast fighting and taking a game so 76ers couldn’t sweep them.
Sixers looked really strong especially without Embiid. They have a lot of pieces that can contribute in a meaningful 3-point shooters Ben Simmons showed he can have an impact on both ends of the floor. Sixers have better chemistry, great coaching staff and a good roster. Seth Curry was really the x factor dropping 30 as a pure shooter. Washington should have attacked the paint whenever they had the chance but instead they ran up to the 3 point line to brick some shots while blaming the refs for their missed shot. But still give the Wizards some respect they went through ups and down this season but still managed to make it to the playoffs. Beal and Russ had hell of a season to remember.