Sixers want to be more physical vs. Nets in Game 2

Sixers want to be more physical vs. Nets in Game 2

"So I mean, a few years ago we were winning ten games". They played like they belonged in the postseason, despite not clinching their spot until the final week of the regular season. Dr. David J Chao, who has gained notoriety for diagnosing National Football League injuries in real time on his Twitter account, believes that Embiid's injury is a long-term issue.

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Between the frequent fouls called on Brooklyn, Jarrett Allen's foul trouble and the easy post buckets for Embiid, coach Kenny Atkinson turned to some familiar faces to turn the tide. The 76ers, however, were surprisingly topped by sixth-seeded Brooklyn, 111-102 at the Wells Fargo Center. Davis finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds in 28 minutes and was a plus-28 on the floor.

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The defense was a huge key for Brooklyn in the opening game, as they held Philly below 30 points in all four quarters while going for 30+ in three quarters themselves. For the Nuggets, Jokic had a great start to his playoff career as he got a triple double with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. The closing minutes of the game ended up being extremely exciting as both teams traded clutch baskets, making one big shot after another. ORLANDO MAGIC 104-101 TORONTO RAPTORS D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and Orlando beat Toronto in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Sixers have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 35.4%).

The Brookyln Nets secured a 111-102 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association play-offs. Caris LeVert helped the Nets outscore Philadelphia's reserves by a 59-26 margin by adding 23 points.

For the 76ers, Jimmy Butler seemed to be the only player who came to play as he scored a career playoff high 36 points. His status again remains up in the air for Game 2, so we're going to take a look at Embiid's injury outlook along with the Sixers roster and starting lineup for Game 2. In his first playoff game here, Tobias Harris managed just 4-7-6. All in all it was a terrible performance and the 76ers were never really in the game. The Sixers struggles from the first game won't just disappear, and any mistakes made by Simmons will likely lead to more boos.