76ers rout Wizards in game two to seize control of East series

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Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots over Bradley Beal #3 and Davis Bertans #42 of the Washington Wizards during the first quarter during Game Two of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on May 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   (Getty Images via AFP)

LOS ANGELES – Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid each scored 22 points as the Philadelphia 76ers seized a 2-0 lead in their NBA playoff series with a 120-95 rout of the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Simmons had nine rebounds and eight assists and Embiid grabbed seven rebounds as the heavily-favored Sixers got contributions from a number of players including starting power forward Tobias Harris, who had 19 points and nine rebounds.

Harris was coming off a playoff career-high 37 points in a 125-118 win in game one.

The top-seeded 76ers now have…

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