Sixers’ Game One of First round Set for Sunday
The Philadelphia Sixers will open their first-round playoff series Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center, the NBA announced Tuesday.
Philadelphia will face either Indiana who defeated Charlotte on Tuesday night or the loser of the Washington/Boston game, which is later on Tuesday night.
The winner of tonight's game between the Celtics and Wizards will face Brooklyn on Saturday as the No. 7 seed.
That game is set for Thursday night at 8 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN.
Times for Game 1 in Philadelphia will likely be made once the NBA has a better picture of the first-round matchups.
Because the Knicks, Lakers and Warriors all could be playing on Sunday, the Sixers could be playing in an early game against a yet to be determined opponent.
The networks would love to have the New York market, which hasn't appeared in the NBA playoffs since the 2012-2013 season. They would also love having LeBron James and Lakers and Steph Curry and the Warriors who will be either the No. 7 or 8 seed.
One matchup that could be enticing for the television networks would be the Sixers and Celtics, who have a ton of history in the playoffs, including last season when Boston swept Philadelphia in the bubble.
This season the Sixers were 3-0 against Boston, 2-1 against Indiana and 3-0 against Washington.
Remember you can listen to all the Sixers playoff action on 97.3 ESPN with the voice of the Sixers Tom McGinnis.
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