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Q4 5′
Embiid gets an open dunk immediately after checking in.

Wizards – 108
76ers – 104

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Embiid is back in.

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 6′
Alley-oop to Wall in transition! The crowd is going crazy in DC. Philly needs to stem the bleeding.
Wizards – 108
76ers – 102

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Agreed, he’s doing well enough. Unfortunately, he hasn’t gotten to show off his passing much in this one.

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 7′
Wall slashes for a lovely left hand finish. After hustling back to make a defensive play, he finds Gortat for the slam and the Wiz get a little breathing room.

Wizards – 104
76ers –100

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 8′
Beal splits free throws again. Tie game.
Johnson gets whistled for an offensive foul, and he has fouled out.
Wizards – 100
76ers – 100

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 8′
Nice little shot in the paint from Fultz after penetration.

Wizards – 99
76ers – 100

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 8′
Free throws for Beal, and one is good to give the Wiz the lead.

Wizards – 99
76ers – 98

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 9′
Mahinmi scores down low.

Wizards – 98
76ers – 98

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 10′
Bayless for three again. It’s raining in here for Philly.
Oubre comes right back for the Wiz with the and-one. Misses the free throw, leading to a Bayless floater.

Wizards – 96
76ers – 98

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 10′
Meeks shooting more free throws and hits both.

Wizards – 94
76ers – 93

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 10′
Redick pulls up for three in transition and hits. Philly regains the lead.

Wizards – 92
76ers – 93

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 11′
Covington with yet another three. After a Wizards miss, Bayless hits a three for Philly, forcing the Wiz to call timeout.

Wizards – 92
76ers – 90

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q4 12′
Bayless with an easy layup. Scott answers.

Wizards – 92
76ers – 84

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

That ends the third quarter. Wizards lead 90-82. The 76ers let Wall get going, and now they find themselves in danger of letting the game get out of control. If Embiid is going to sit out the fourth quarter, it’s tough to see Philly winning this one.

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 0:23
Free throws for Simmons are good.

Wizards – 90
76ers – 82

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 2′
Fultz with a layup.

Wizards – 90
76ers – 80

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 4′
Wall finds an open lane and throws down a vicious dunk. Philly calls timeout…they can’t let Wall catch fire. This late third quarter stretch is a critical junction in the game.
Wizards – 82
76ers – 74

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 4′
Free throws for Wall, and he splits them.
Wizards – 80
76ers – 74

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 5′
Beal with a pair of free throws. Embiid reenters and quickly gets a dunk.
Wizards – 79
76ers – 74

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Gortat with a beautiful minute of defence as he stonewalls Johnson on consecutive possessions.

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 5′
Wall tips in his own miss.
Wizards – 77
76ers – 72

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 6′
Meeks with a three.
Wizards – 75
76ers – 72

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Q3 7′
Covington with a nice put-back. Tie game.
Wizards – 72
76ers – 72

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory

Embiid is at 17 minutes played. Let’s see if he sits out until late in the fourth. This minutes restriction really puts coach Brett Brown in a tough spot, as he can barely use his best player.

Ben Simmons' NBA debut highlights: Wizards spoil the party for 76ers in tight victory