Photo: BILL STREICHER/USA TODAY SPORTS

Philadelphia 76ers survived the first game of the postseason prevailing with 118-125 over the Washington Wizards to start their playoff journey.

Tobias Harris had a huge impact in the game offensively for the home team exploding for a career-high 37 points shooting 15-of-29 against the Wizards’ defense.

Joel Embiid followed his teammate with 30 points and six rebounds, making several important plays during the last two minutes of the game. Ben Simmons also added 15 rebounds and 15 assists, both playoff career highs.

For Wizards, Bradley Beal had a team-high 33-point performance adding also 10 rebounds and six assists. The two teams will meet each other again on Wednesday for Game 2 of the series.