The Washington Wizards (0-1) take on the Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) in Game 2 of their first round playoff match-up. The game is at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington and NBA TV. The Wizards will look to tie up the series and go back to Washington with home court advantage.
The 76ers, who won 125-118 in Game 1, were led by Tobias Harris (37 points, 6 rebounds), Joel Embiid (30 points, 6 rebounds), and Ben Simmons (6 points, 15 rebounds, 15 assists). Harris’ production left many Wizards fans wondering how Scott Brooks would look to slow him down in Game 2.
How long will the Wizards go with the three-guard lineup? Will the Wizards look to counter Philadelphia’s size by inserting a bigger wing into the rotation? Small forwards Anthony Gill, Chandler Hutchison, and Isaac Bonga did not get off the bench for the Wizards, who played nine players in Game 1.
The Wizards will hope to see a bounce back performance from Russell Westbrook, who seemed bothered by Philadelphia’s size. Westbrook, who had 16 points and 14 assists, did not look like the same player who had led the charge for the Wizards over the last two months. Westbrook and Bradley Beal both had six turnovers, many of which came at inopportune moments and led directly to Philadelphia baskets.
Let’s hear some of your predictions in the comments. Do you think the Wizards will win Game 2? Will we see Gill, Hutchison, or Bonga at all?