“Yesterday, I was watching NBA games, and I was a little surprised. I said, “Dude, all of these games are really close. “It wasn’t like a big gap in any of them,” Harris said after the game. “And I think all these playoffs and games and games, you’re going to see fights from all over the league. “
Bradley Beal scored 33 points for the Wizards, who led 62-61 at halftime.
Joel Embiid dismissed the idea that the Sixers ‘layoff was the reason for the Sixers’ slow start.
“You know we’ve been there,” said Embiid, who added 30 points. “And we also have a goal, and to achieve that goal we have to get through these guys. So you know the state of mind is just me, it doesn’t matter if it’s a week or two weeks off, it’s not. It doesn’t matter if we haven’t played for a while. It shouldn’t be an excuse. ”
Doc Rivers added that the Sixers should improve their transition defense in Game 2.
“I mean, this team, out of all the teams, they’re going to force you to load the ball and then come back to your guy. I don’t think we’ve done a very good job; second half, I thought it was great.
“So now we have a plan to watch tomorrow and review. ”