Game 2 pretty much went according to plan. Simmons satisfied the casuals (who do not know ball) by scoring double digits in the first quarter, Embiid was air humping by half time, the starters were out by the end of the third, and then we got BBall Paul time in the fourth. The only hangups really were injury scares for Harris and Curry, fortunately neither injury seems serious, with Harris not being listed on the injury report and Curry being probable. Oh and some moron dumped popcorn on Westbrook's head.
Speaking of Westbrook, he's questionable for the game with a sprained ankle. The popcorn thing has overshadowed how poorly he has played in this series so far, even for someone with a pretty checkered playoff record. If he does play, the Wizards are probably going to need a lot more from him.
We saw the venue flip change up the results in several games last night. After two close games in NY, the Hawks blew out the Knicks in Atlanta. After two easy Nets wins in Brooklyn, the Celtics rode a great Tatum performance to a win in Boston. This is a great opportunity for this Sixers team to again distinguish itself from last year's road nonsense.
It seems like Maxey took the backup point minutes from Shake in the second half last game, we'll see if that continues. Otherwise hopefully more of the same and they get one win closer to finishing this series out.
Spoiler for what we want the Sixers to do to the Wizards tonight (only figuratively, of course):