The Wizards were conquered with the Sixers 132-103 on Saturday night in Game 3 of those groups’ first round collection. Washington currently paths 0-3 and will seem to avoid a sweep in Game 4 on Monday night in Capital One Arena.
Soon after that the Wizards started the match making their initial three field objectives, the Sixers answered with an 8-0 run, prompting a Washington timeout. Davis Bertans, making his first start of the postseason, knocked down a three coming from this fracture, but the Wizards could not slow down the Sixers’ momentum. Philadelphia chose a 10-point guide on a Tobias Harris 3-pointer and led by as many as 16 in the opening frame. Washington closed the first quarter on a 14-6 run, highlighted by a quick break layup out of Davis Bertans off a Daniel Gafford block, to reduce the lead to eight points entering the next quarter. Seven sequential points from Westbrook to begin the second quarter cut the lead to 40-36. Westbrook played the whole second quarter, totaling 12 points, three rebounds and three assists. Washington, however, could not pull any closer. Philadelphia took 14-22 (.636) in the field and 5-8 (.625) from three in the second quarter and directed 72-58 in halftime.
Westbrook started the second half 3-pointers on successive possessions in front of a set of threes from the Sixers put a block to the Wizards’ run. Beal and Westbrook combined for 17 points in the next, however Harris and Joel Embiid were too much for the Washington defense to manage. The Sixers’ frontcourt duo combined for 22 points on 9-9 (1.000) shooting at the next, sparking a 22-9 run that place Philadelphia upward 27. The Wizards turned for their bookings for the majority of the fourth quarter and were not able to put a dent in Philadelphia’s benefit. Washington shot only 6-23 (.26.1) in the area and 0-11 (.000) from three at the last frame.
Westbrook simplifies ankle injury to 11th career playoff triple-double
After sustaining a ideal ankle sprain in Sport two at Philadelphia, Westbrook’s accessibility for Game 3 wasn’t ascertained until just before suggestion. Despite going back and forth from the courtroom to the locker room for treatment during the sport, the former MVP managed to place to a standout performance on shooting. Westbrook has scored 20-plus points in 10 of the 11 career playoff triple-doubles. Just James (26) and Johnson (12) have significantly more 20-10-10 playoff games in NBA history. Westbrook taken 9-18 (.500) in the field and 3-6 (.500) in 3-point selection.
Beal continued what was a powerful show. He ended the night with 25 points on 10-26 (.384) shooting and only 1-8 (.125) out of three to go along with six rebounds and three assists. He did most of the damage in the first half, scoring 14 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting. Beal ended two points shy about his 1,000th career playoff stage, a landmark he will reach early in Game 4. Together with 998 career playoff points, Beal currently trails only Elvin Hayes (1,997), Wes Unseld (1,260) and Phil Chenier (1,088) on the group’s all-time playoff scoring record.
Embiid continues dominant series functionality
The Wizards have had difficulty slowing Joel Embiid all show long and Saturday night was no different. After averaging 26.0 points per game on 60.7% shooting and completing a joint plus-39 in 56 moments in Games 1 and 2, Embiid set up his impressive stat line of this collection. The Sixers’ centre totaled 36 points on 14-18 (.777) in the field, 3-4 (.750) from 3-point selection and 5-7 (.714) from the free throw line to go along with eight rebounds, three steals and a block. Embiid completed plus-29 in 28 minutes of action.