3 biggest takeaways from Game 2 between the Wizards and 76ers

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Washington fought hard in Game 1 of this NBA playoff series, ultimately losing 125-118 and in Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Wizards got blasted from the start by the Sixers. The Wizards trailed the 76ers by 14 points at halftime in Game 2 and things did not get better for them in the second-half. 

Not only did they wind up losing the game 120-95, but Russell Westbrook went down with a right ankle injury and this could be something that lingers with him throughout the rest of the series. Westbrook stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes after the injury occurred and was very slow/hobbled walking to the locker room in the fourth-quarter. 

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His status moving forward is TBD, but all-in-all this was a dominant Game 2 performance from the 76ers and they showed everybody in the Eastern Conference why they are the 1-seed and why they are the team to beat. 

They dominated the Wizards on both ends of the court in Game 2 and moving forward, we can probably expect much of the same narrative, especially if Westbrook is dinged up.

Things are starting to look bleak for Washington in this series and based on the three biggest takeaways from this game, it would not be a surprise if they lose the next two games of this series at home. 

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