Philadelphia looks to clinch series against Washington in game 5

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Washington Wizards (34-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)

Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: 76ers lead series 3-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia 76ers look to clinch the Eastern Conference first round over the Washington Wizards in game five. The Wizards won the last matchup 122-114. Bradley Beal scored 27 points to lead Washington to the victory and Tobias Harris recorded 21 points in the loss for Philadelphia.

The 76ers have gone 31-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks second in the league with 15.2 fast break points per game led by Ben Simmons averaging 3.3.

The Wizards are 16-26 in Eastern Conference play. Washington is eighth in the league with 45.2 rebounds per game led by Russell Westbrook averaging 11.5.

TOP PERFORMERS: Simmons is shooting 55.7% and averaging 14.3 points. Harris is averaging 18.9 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 42.2% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Westbrook is averaging 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists for the Wizards. Beal is averaging 22.1 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 115.6 points, 43.1 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points on 45.3% shooting.

Wizards: 5-5, averaging 117.7 points, 47 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.2 points on 48.3% shooting.

INJURIES: 76ers: Joel Embiid: day to day (knee).

Wizards: Deni Avdija: out for season (leg), Davis Bertans: day to day (calf), Thomas Bryant: out for season (left knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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