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Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris discuss success of Sixers starters vs. Wizards

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In Saturday’s 132-103 Game 3 win over the Washington Wizards on the road, the starting unit of the Sixers went to work scoring a combined 100 points led by 36 from Embiid and 20 from Tobias Harris. Philadelphia continues to be efficient in this series on offense as they have now scored 125 points in Game 1 followed by 130 in Game 2 and 132 in Game 3.

That is due to the strong start and the tone set by the starters. “We know we got a lot of games to play to get where we want to go and it starts on defense for us. We got to lead by example, all of us, when you got everybody doing it, willing to play defense, and then offense, that’s just coming naturally for us. It’s, great to see. It just makes the game so much easier.”

Philadelphia built a 16-point lead in the first quarter on Saturday and that was due to the fact that they held Washington to 44.4% shooting and just 1-for-9 from deep while the Sixers knocked down four triples and were just more physical. In Game 1, it was Harris and Embiid, in Game 2 it was Embiid and Simmons, and in Game 3, it was everybody as all five starters scored in double figures.

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