Simmons Hurt, Embiid Flips the Switch

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Ben Simmons came out aggressive on both sides of the ball in this one. He even attempted a three which we haven’t seen since the first bubble scrimmage. Not much from the Wizards as they scored just 20 in the quarter. The Sixers shot 50% from three-point land as Shake ended the quarter with a three at the buzzer.
First Quarter Score: Sixers 26 – Wizards 20

The second quarter was very similar to the first with Simmons & Harris both shooting horribly. They were a combined 4-14 from the field. Joel Embiid scored 9 points in the quarter tieing the Wizards Jerome Robinson with 11. Josh Richardson was right behind them with 10 points at the half.
2nd Quarter Score: Sixers 54 – Wizards 47

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The Sixers offense went 2-10 through the first half of the third quarter. Ben Simmons continued to struggle from the field (2-10 FG, 4-8 FT) eventually exited the game with a leg injury. The Wizards eventually closed the gap and took a 5 point lead with 1:38 to go in the quarter. Joel Embiid then decided to take over scoring 7 points to close the quarter capping an 8-0 Sixers run.
Third Quarter Score: Sixers 77 – Wizards 74

Embiid picked up his 5th foul with 6:55 left in the quarter. Things got interesting but Josh Richardson (14 PTS) and Shake Milton (15 PTS) hit some big threes to keep the game out of reach. Tobias Harris had a quiet 17 points as well. Embiid, who fouled at with 10 seconds left, finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds.
Final Score: Sixers 107 – Wizards 98

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