Brooklyn Nets Lead Off Postseason With Upset Of Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets Lead Off Postseason With Upset Of Philadelphia 76ers

D'Angelo Russell had 26 points, while Caris LeVert had 23 and added four rebounds and two assists for the Nets, giving the Sixers only their 11th defeat at home this season in 42 games. "And I think that my belief and shared with Joel and our management and owners and so on is we're in a phase, we're in a stage where we're buying time". 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. The 76ers, however, were surprisingly topped by sixth-seeded Brooklyn, 111-102 at the Wells Fargo Center. Joel Embiid slogged his way through 24 forgettable minutes on his bum left knee. He averaged 7.4 points per game over the regular season.

NEED TO KNOW: Patrick Beverley and Kevin Durant insisted after their ejections in Game 1 they were just having fun and trash-talking in the heat of the playoffs. Davis finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds in 28 minutes and was a plus-28 on the floor.

With three days in between Games 2 and 3, it potentially provides a timeline on when the Lakers will hire their next head coach.

In another Eastern Conference matchup, the Orlando Magic - 7th seed - managed to beat the Toronto Raptors - 2nd seed - on Saturday at Scotiabank Arena, thanks a game-winner by DJ Augustin.

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Make no mistake, Brooklyn to make it back-to-back wins is going to be no mean trick, now especially when the Sixers know only too well not to underestimate them again.

For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray's 20 points were not enough, while Nikola Jokic produced a triple-double with 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry had a terrible game where he scored ZERO points in 34 minutes of action. Harris was even worse with four points on seven attempts. Tobias Harris played the most minutes for the team but only scored 4 points during his 40 minutes of action.

Looking back at game one, it seemed that early foul trouble to Jarrett Allen could doom the Nets. The 76ers as a team made just 3 of their 25 three point attempts. Favorites getting less than 50% of bets, like the 76ers, have gone 230-198-14 (54%) ATS since 2005 in the playoffs. The Clippers found some success running the pick-and-roll with Williams and Harrell, specifically when DeMarcus Cousins was in the game, so they may look to get back to that more in Game 2.

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