The 76ers will face the Washington Wizards in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
The Wizards earned the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed after defeating the Indiana Pacers, 142-115, in Thursday night’s play-in game at the Capital One Arena. As a result, Washington will face the top-seeded Sixers in the best-of-seven series.
Game 1 is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. Game 2 will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. also in Philadelphia. Games 3 and 4 will be in Washington on May 29 and May 31.
The starting times have not been set past the first two games.
If necessary, Game 5 will be on June 2 at the Wells Fargo Center, Game 6 is scheduled for June 4 in Washington and Game 7 will be on June 6 at home.
The Sixers (49-23) swept their three regular-season meetings against the Wizards (34-38).
The teams opened the season against each other on Dec. 23, with the Sixers posting a 113-107 win at home. The Sixers also defeated the Wizards, 141-136, on Jan. 6 at the Wells Fargo Center and earned a 127-101 win in Washington on March 12.
The winner of the series will face the victor of the series between the No. 4 seed New York Knicks and No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks in the second round.