76ers vs. Wizards: 2021 NBA 1st Round Preview

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76ers vs. Wizards: 2021 NBA 1st Round Preview

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2021 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs-1st Round: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards

Series Start Time for All Seven Games:

Game 1-Sunday, May 23, 2021 (1:00 P.M. EDT/10:00 A.M. PDT on TNT)

Game 2-Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (7:00 P.M. EDT/4:00 P.M. PDT on NBA TV)

Game 3-Saturday, May 29, 2021 (TBA)

Game 4-Monday, May 31, 2021 (TBA)

*Game 5-Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

*Game 6-Friday, June 4, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Do or Die Game 7-Sunday, June 6, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Series Locations: Wells Fargo Center-Philadelphia, PA (Games 1, 2, 5, 7) & Capital One Arena-Washington D.C. (Games 3, 4, 6)

2020-2021 Regular Season Series: 76ers Won the Regular Season Series vs. Wizards 3-0

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: First Ever Postseason Meeting

Philadelphia 76ers (49-23)-#1 Seed in the East

  • 4 Straight Playoff Appearances for the 1st Time Since 1999-2003
  • Won the Atlantic Division for the 1st Time Since the 2000-2001 Season
  • Earned Top Seed in the East for the First Time Since the 2000-2001 Campaign
  • 1st Postseason Meeting vs. Wizards
  • 6th Postseason Appearance Since 2010
  • Looking for 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2019 East Quarterfinals vs. Nets
  • Has Not Been to the Eastern Conference Finals Since 2001
  • Seeking 1st NBA Finals Appearance Since 2001
  • Has Not Won an NBA Championship Since 1983

Washington Wizards (34-38)-#8 Seed in the East

  • Defeated Indiana Pacers in Play-In Series (Seeds 7-10)
  • 1st Playoff Appearance Since 2018
  • First Postseason Meeting vs. 76ers
  • Seeking 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2017 East Quarterfinals vs. Hawks
  • Has Not Been to the Eastern Conference Finals Since 1979 (as Washington Bullets)
  • Looking for 1st NBA Finals Appearance Since 1979 (as Washington Bullets)
  • Seeking First NBA Championship Since 1978 (as Washington Bullets)
  • 5th Postseason Appearance Since 2010

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Top Players to Watch in 76ers vs. Wizards Series (2020-2021 Regular Season Statistics)

Philadelphia 76ers

  • C Joel Embiid: 28.5 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • PG Ben Simmons: 14.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 6.9 APG
  • PF Tobias Harris: 19.5 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • SF Danny Green: 9.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • SG Seth Curry: 12.5 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.7 APG

Washington Wizards

  • PG Russell Westbrook: 22.2 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 11.7 APG
  • SG Bradley Beal: 31.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 4.4 APG
  • PF Rui Hachimura: 13.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.4 APG
  • C Daniel Gafford: 10.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 0.5 APG
  • SF Davis Bertans: 11.5 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.9 APG

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Official 76ers vs. Wizards: 2021 NBA 1st Round Series Prediction

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