ESPN will host Saturday’s NBA playoff matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards with tip off set for 7:00 p.m. ET. The third game of the series will take place at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. The game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia in the Sixers market and on NBC Sports Washington in the Wizards market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this first round NBA playoff matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
As the top seed in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia has made this series look like the lopsided affair the public expected. The Sixers are trying to put the Wizards away quickly so they can rest while Atlanta and New York brawl each other. Ben Simmons certainly isn’t worried about the criticism over his lack of shot attempts as he’s averaging a triple-double so far this series. Tobias Harris and MVP finalist Joel Embiid are averaging 28 and 26 points respectively this series, making up for Simmons’ lack of scoring.
On the other bench, Washington hasn’t had any answers with Bradley Beal being the only consistent offensive threat, averaging 33 points on 52.9 percent shooting. The Wizards’ primary lineup has been rendered ineffective against the 76ers with Daniel Gafford being the only player with a positive +/- for the team so far. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Wizards may be without Russell Westbrook. He is questionable to play Game 3 with an ankle injury and did not practice Friday.