Sport NBA: Without Embiid! Sixers eliminate the Wizards with Center Simmons

06:15  03 june  2021
06:15  03 june  2021 Source:   spox.com

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The Philadelphia 76ers are in the Conference Semifinals. Even without Joel Embid, the top-seed of the Eastern Conference defeated the Washington Wizards with 129: 112, for the center, forced, especially Tobias Harris and Seth Curry into the breach.

Ben Simmons startete für Joel Embiid auf Center. © Provided by Spox Ben Simmons started for Joel Embid on Center. Philadelphia 76ers (1) - Washington Wizards (8) 129: 112 ( Boxscore ) - Series: 4-1

Curry was with 30 points (10/17 FG) The best scorer of the Sixers, Harris came to 28 and 8 Rebounds. Ben Simmons (19, 7/11, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) put on a triple double, including Sixers-Coach Doc Rivers also plenty of production from the bank, namely by Dwight Howard (12, 8/10 Ft, 8 Rebounds, 3 blocks), Furcan Korkmaz (10) and Tyrese Maxey (13, 6 Boards).

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Washington, however, was dependent on Russell Westbrook (24, 7/20 FG, 8 Rebounds, 10 Assists) and Bradley Beal (32, 10/23), in addition to the two teams scored only Rui Hachimura (21) two digits. Isaac Bonga was used in the last 100 seconds - without any numbers in the boxscore.

Without Joel Embiid (Meniscus) did not bring Sixers-Coach Ben Simmons to Dwight Howard in the starting five, instead, Matisse Thybulle got trust, Simmons moved to the center position. However, that also pulled problems, among other things lacked a shot blocker under the basket. The guests beat them from the morning capital, in which Westbrook met his jumper early.

The Wizards revealed a small pad, only a 9: 2-course of the Sixers in the last three minutes of the first quarter in which Howard and Maxey could shine, the game again (29:29). The rookie thus earned more playing time, but the wizards were the better team. Philadelphia was lucky that guests could not deposit, mainly due to ten ball losses in the first half.

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Sixers make it clear in the fourth neighborhood

Washington also packed twice Hack-A-Simmons, Wizards coach Scott Brooks took up quickly after the Australian crossed three of his four trials under ovations. Philadelphia even took a small lead in the break, Harris (16) and curry (14) countered the 21 meters of BEAL.

curry stayed hot even after the break, the Sixers always sought the matchup against Raul Neto and the Guard scored the first 12 meters of the section for the hosts. Westbrook and Beal, however, kept the residue of the Wizards grew slowly. However, the minutes without an beal were problematic, while Howard for the Sixers came back under the basket and drew numerous free throws. 103: 94 Sixers in front of quarter number four.

exciting it was no longer. The wizards could not punish the bench units of the Sixers, even with both stars on the field. Six minutes before the end, the lead of the hosts was 16 meters, the last few minutes circulate to the Schaulauf in front of euphoric Philly fans, the "We Want Brooklyn" scandgan.

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On this duel, the Sixers still have to wait a bit. In the Conference Semifinals, Simmons and Co. meet at the Atlanta Hawks, who also prevailed against the New York Knicks in five games. The start of the series is Sunday, June 6 scheduled.

Sixers vs. Wizards: The series in overview display time clock time outward result 123. May19 Watcherswizards 125: 118 227. May1 WatchSixerswizards 120: 95 330. Mai1 120: 95 330. May1 UhrwizardsSsixers 103: 132 41. Juni1 UhrwizardsSsixers 122: 114 53. JUNI1 WHEELSIXERSWIZARDS 129: 112 X1

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