The Philadelphia 76ers are heading into tonight’s game with a commanding 3-0 lead over the Washington Wizards. Since the 7-point win in game one, the Sixers have won the last two by a combined 54 points.
The Sixers will be looking to complete its first playoff sweep since 1985. While it is just the Wizards, Joel Embiid and company seem to have flipped the infamous playoff switch.
They have come out firing on all cylinders, dominating to the point where the starters have not played the fourth quarter in consecutive games.
Through three games, Embiid has averaged 29.3 points, Ben Simmons is putting up near triple double numbers (14 points, 10.7 assists, 9.7 rebounds), and Tobias Harris is as efficient as he’s ever been, averaging 25 points per game, on 57-45-100 shooting splits.
Veterans, Seth Curry, Danny Green, and George Hill have provided steady production, averaging a combined 31 points per game, while Tyrese Maxey, Dwight Howard, and Matisse Thybulle have excelled in their respective roles off the bench.
This has been a non-competitive series, and if the Sixers wanted to be taken serious, this is the outcome they needed.
“We’ve won nothing yet,” is a sentiment expressed by Head Coach Doc Rivers, Simmons, and Embiid. Winning three games in the first round, versus an 8-seed, is nothing to brag about. They want to put the Wizards out of their misery, so expect them to be ready to go.
Game 4 will begin at 7PM, on TNT and NBC Sports Philadelphia. #HereTheyCome #13MoreWins