Philadelphia 76ers will host the Washington Wizards for Game 5 of the 2021 NBA playoffs on Wednesday evening, with tip scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. The game is a regional broadcast, so there will be limited viewing options available. If you’re in the Wizards market, the game will air on NBC Sports Washington. If you’re in the Sixers market, the game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The game will be available on the radio at 97.5 The Fanatic and 1500 AM.
If you’re looking for a live stream, it’s limited. The only option to legally live-stream the game will be through NBA League Pass.
The Washington Wizards have new life in this first-round series. After defeating the Sixers 122-114 on Memorial Day, the series is at 3-1 heading back to Philly. The Sixers may be without C Joel Embiid (knee) for Game 5. With Embiid sidelined, these two teams are more evenly matched and momentum swings are big in the postseason. The issue is Davis Bertans is out the rest of the way and Washington is already pretty thin in front court bodies and secondary scoring.
As was mentioned above, the likelihood of Embiid playing in Game 5 is slim. The Sixers are going to be faced with a big challenge in a close-out game at home. Can the team get over the hump and put the Wizards away in Game 5? Or will they allow Washington to hang around and head back to D.C.? The Sixers will need Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and their role players to step up big time if the MVP finalist is sidelined.