Strategy: Hometown Hero
Alert: 76ers down 10 points
Washington Wizards (0-1, 0-1 Away) @ Philadelphia 76ers (1-0, 1-0 Home)
Final Score: 107 – 113
Line: PHI -7.5
The 76ers got the first game of the season to a hot start building a lead to 5 points before the Wizards came back to build their own lead. The first quarter ended with the 76ers having a four point advantage. In the second quarter the 76ers leads grew to 11 points. However, the Wizards mounted another comeback ending the first half up by one point. The 76ers win percentage was 52.2% going into the second half.
Washington then seemingly took control of the game building their lead up to 10 points twice in the third quarter. The fourth quarter began with a Wizards 10 point lead and 88.4% win percentage. The 76ers started the fourth quarter on a huge run typing the game with 7 plus minutes left in the game. There were a few more scoring runs and lead changes until there were 3 minutes left in the game. At this point, the 76ers took control and won the game by sinking clutch time free throws.