One of the most udder symbiosis in the NBA is in full swing at the most dangerous time for the rest of the league. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris teamed up to tear the Wizards apart and put the series 2-0 in favor of the Sixers thanks to an overwhelming victory with a 25-point advantage in their favor, which confirms them as the most reckless quintet in these Playoffs.
Simmons and Embiid each scored 22 points to command Philadelphia’s second win over Washington this postseason. The resounding victory was exposed on the board, finishing 95-120 charged towards the side of the top seeds of the NBA Eastern Conference, who seek to assert their status as favorites to the limit.
The Australian, in addition to his 22 points, had 9 rebounds and 8 assists in one of his most brilliant games with the Philadelphia jersey. And he was so dominant that he was confirmed as the only player in the recent history of the 76ers – at least in the last 25 seasons – to record multiple halves of Playoff games with at least 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, registering 16- 6-6 in the first half against Washington.
He had also accomplished that feat in Game 2 of the 2019 Eastern Conference First Round against the Nets. As a result, the 76ers finished the first half with 71 points, their most in the first half of a playoff game since 1978 against the Knicks, and this time, it was their third-highest number of points at halftime in a playoff game in the shot clock era, from 1954-55.
Bradley Beal had 33 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, which was of little use to the cause of the whole of Washington, who saw his other star Russell Westbrook lose his head when a fan from the stands threw some popcorn at him as he was already on his way to his locker room, to show his helplessness against one more of his poor postseason games for the Triple-Double King.