When: Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington locally, TNT, TNT OT
How to listen: 1500 AM
Wizards: Deni Avdija (Ankle, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)
The Washington Wizards are facing the Philadelphia 76ers at home in what could be their final game of the playoffs. The Wizards are down 0-3 in round 1 and getting swept is a high possibility if they play like they did Saturday night 132-103 loss.
The Wizards shot 39.6 percent from the field and just 20.9 percent from beyond the arc compared to the 76ers 58.6 percent from the field and 51.5 percent from downtown. Bradley Beal has 25 points from 26 attempts and Davis Bertans had 8 points off of just 6 attempts. Russell Westbrook, who shot 50 percent from the field and from the three-point line, put up a triple-double with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. In addition to being outscored, the Wizards were also out-rebounded 41-51. They’re going to have to be much more aggressive on both ends on Monday evening.
The 76ers had a good offensive night, making more than half of their shots. All five of Philadelphia’s starters scored in double-digits. As expected, the Wizards had no answer for Joel Embiid, who dropped 36 points. He went 14-for-18 from from the field.
If the Wizards don’t come out ready to compete from tip-off then they will get swept.