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Playoffs: First Round Game 1 : (8) Washington Wizards @ (1) Philadelphia 76ers l Sunday l 1:00pm l NBCSP/TNT

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Playoffs: First Round Game 1 : (8) Washington Wizards @ (1) Philadelphia 76ers l Sunday l 1:00pm l NBCSP/TNT 

Post#1 » by Sixerscan » Sun May 23, 2021 2:19 pm

Alright let's get this started.

Most interesting matchup question will be who covers Beal and Westbrook throughout the game. The first two games it was mostly Simmons on Westbrook and Green on Beal, but Doc indicated after the Beal 60 point game he might have been more aggressive with a change if the game meant a little more. The third game Ben didn't play and Green was put on Westbrook and Thybulle was on Beal, which went a lot better.

There's a lot of analysis that can be done, but ultimately the Sixers are the better team, and they should win the series. As we saw in the 2019 Nets series though, if you come out flat against an inferior but hungry team, they can take you by surprise and next thing you know you are down 0-1.

That said, for the first time in Ben's and Embiid's careers, they are both seemingly completely healthy heading into the playoffs. The team actually has a completely clean injury report, as crazy as that seems. (Knock on wood). There's no reason for this team not to come in and play its best basketball. Hope we see it and this is the beginning of a long playoff run.

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Post#2 » by blazehound » Sun May 23, 2021 2:42 pm

Well said. Really important to come out energetic. Hopefully the home crowd gets them into a frenzy pregame.
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Post#3 » by the_process » Sun May 23, 2021 2:58 pm

Listen, we can dissect this all to pieces if we really want to. But the bottom line is they should win this series easily. If not, Morey has a bigger job ahead of him than even he expected.

What I want to see out of this round is George Hill getting a lot more time with the starters. He’s going to have to be out there instead of Curry in future series, so he needs playing time with them to develop chemistry.
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Post#4 » by Kobblehead » Sun May 23, 2021 3:08 pm

1. Does Maxey crack the playoff rotation?
2. Will Shake Milton look tentative and uncertain?
3. Will Tobias Harris continue his playoff woes?
4. Will Thybulle have his minutes upjumped from the regular season?
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Post#5 » by Murray_17 » Sun May 23, 2021 3:12 pm

Let Westbrook shot and put emphasis on covering the lane.

They cannot defend Embiid. I don't see how this go beyond 4 or 5 at best.
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Post#6 » by Negrodamus » Sun May 23, 2021 3:17 pm

Could be a fun series, but should be a sweep. The Westbrook factor, a decade of playoff experience and never been swept, might play a part in a loss or two. Hope that's not the case.
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Post#7 » by ExplosionsInDaSky » Sun May 23, 2021 3:19 pm

This is where the BS STOPS! I don't expect Curry to get phased out just yet, but in time, he will and it will be Thybulle replacing him and it will be Thybulle who is relied upon to hit an open three. We are definitely the better team, but not currently the hotter one and that alone can present a challenge. With that said, this should be a five-six game series MAX. No injuries, lets play ball. Beal and Westbrook are going to get theirs. I expect them to come out and give us their best shot today. I wouldn't be surprised to see us down double digits in the beginning. We...The Sixers have a propensity for coming out flat in games like this and if the Wizards do in fact steal this game, it's going to cause a bit of chaos in Philly. I would prefer to really come out and make a statement against them. Beat them by thirty points and rest easy, but I don't see that happening. I'm wondering what playoff Ben is going to look like. We know Jo is going to come with the boom, and Danny Green is a seasoned playoff vet himself, but the concern lies with Simmons and Tobias Harris. I feel like Harris has the same cloud hanging over him in the postseason that Derozen has over him. Just can't get it right, but we'll see. Lets Effin GO! CaN'T WAIT!
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Post#8 » by ExplosionsInDaSky » Sun May 23, 2021 3:21 pm

Kobblehead wrote:1. Does Maxey crack the playoff rotation?
2. Will Shake Milton look tentative and uncertain?
3. Will Tobias Harris continue his playoff woes?
4. Will Thybulle have his minutes upjumped from the regular season?


^^^^^^^^
1. If Doc gets desperate or god forbid an injury occurs
2. Yes and that's unfortunate because I had huge expectations for him this year and in my book he graded out at a C+
3. I certainly hope not
4. Possibly, but he still can't hit an open three which worries me.
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Post#9 » by underpressure » Sun May 23, 2021 3:24 pm

Bertans could be the x factor for Washington. He had some really good games against us in the past and he is a hell of shooter albeit at times very streaky. Wish we can also apply pressure on him on defense as he is defensively a sieve.

I bet Jojo will get his, there is no going through the motions anymore. It is also about time for Tobi to re-deem himself after his poor showing in the last playoffs. Gotta walk the talk.
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Post#10 » by Arsenal » Sun May 23, 2021 4:00 pm

There's no chance we lose this series barring major injuries. No chance in hell.

I prognosticate a 5 game "Gentleman's Sweep".
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Post#11 » by Stanford » Sun May 23, 2021 4:05 pm

Arsenal wrote:There's no chance we lose this series barring major injuries. No chance in hell.

I prognosticate a 5 game "Gentleman's Sweep".


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Post#13 » by Mik317 » Sun May 23, 2021 4:52 pm

I am ready to be hurt again
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Post#15 » by Stanford » Sun May 23, 2021 4:56 pm

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Post#16 » by stormi » Sun May 23, 2021 5:06 pm

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Post#17 » by Stanford » Sun May 23, 2021 5:08 pm

If you advertise a 1pm ET game, the tip should be at 1pm ET
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Post#19 » by Mik317 » Sun May 23, 2021 5:14 pm

Why the heck does it take so long to start games wtf
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Post#20 » by zaz102 » Sun May 23, 2021 5:15 pm

Mik317 wrote:Why the heck does it take so long to start games wtf
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