Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 1,2021 4:30 AM IST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Prediction: Washington Wizards
The Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to become the second team after the Bucks to qualify for the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. They take on the Washington Wizards in Game 4 of the first round. The 76ers have been in commanding form on both ends of the court as Joel Embiid produced his highest points in a playoff match in Game 3. He finished with 36 points and eight rebounds and went 14-18 from the field. Tobias Harris had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
The Philadelphia 76ers produced their most dominant performance so far in Game 3. Joel Embiid had a field day as the 76ers made use of their size advantage all over the court. Tobias Harris is in the middle of the best playoff series of his career, while Ben Simmons also had a productive time in Game 3.
The Philadelphia 76ers are reaping the rewards of trusting their young stars through a number of seasons, and are almost certain to make it through. Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid have been in prolific form, and strong defensive showings have meant easy wins for the 76ers so far.
The Washington Wizards need an extreme change in fortune in order to make the series more competitive. They go into Game 4 as a comprehensive second-favorite.