The Sixers maintained a healthy double-digit lead throughout the third quarter, before the second unit broke the game wide open early in the fourth, allowing the starters to sit out the final frame entirely.
Ben Simmons: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers
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Ben Simmons is a tremendously valuable player even when he doesn’t score. Whether it’s Ben or Tobi, the Sixers are much too big for Washington’s three-guard lineup, and Scott Brooks needs to make an adjustment if the Wizards are going to be at all competitive in games moving forward. Block tutor Matisse Thybulle said after the game how pumped they were about Tyrese getting one of his blocks on a rearview contest.