With MVP and Defensive Player of the Year finalist Joel Embiid in foul trouble for much of the first half, Tobias Harris assumed the offensive burden for the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 28 of his playoff career-high 37 points to win Game 1 of their first-round series against the Washington Wizards, 125-118.
Embiid picked up his third personal foul opposite starting Wizards center Alex Len five minutes into the second quarter. The Sixers superstar still finished with 30 points and six rebounds in less than 30 minutes. Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons scored just six points on nine shots, but added 15 assists and 15 rebounds.
Russ, Joel and Ben arrive in #PhantomCam ahead of Game 1! 📸🔥
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🎥 Round 1 Game 1: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards https://t.co/QX0fVy0JUG
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