Monday, 17 June, 2019

76ers Roster & Lineup vs. Nets; Joel Embiid Injury Status, Updates

Sixers-Nets by the numbers Philly’s three-point shooting in NBA playoff opener was historically bad 2019 NBA Playoffs Capsule Recaps 4/13/19: Homecourt Disadvantage for 76ers, Raptors, Nuggets
Cary Erickson | 16 April, 2019, 10:55

However, that was not the case as the third seed Sixers were outplayed and outclassed on Saturday afternoon, losing 111-102 to the Nets.

"Everybody's got to bring it", Sixers All-Star centre Joel Embiid said. About the only Nets starter to play well was All-Star D'Angelo Russell, who had 26 points.

Russell got the first win of his playoff career and the last laugh, scoring 14 points in the third quarter and leading the Nets to one of the biggest wins since they moved to Brooklyn. Philadelphia has had problems defending pick-and-rolls with guards, and Kenny Atkinson game planned for that perfectly. The Nets also got big performances from Dinwiddie (18 points) and Caris LeVert (23 points) off the bench.

Simmons also blasted the 20,437 Sixers fans for booing the team for most of the game. Brett Brown is one of the better coaches in the league, and it'll be interesting to see what adjustments he makes between games.

The other matchup in the Eastern Conference featured the 2 seeded Toronto Raptors against the 7 seeded Orlando Magic. However, the Toronto Raptors are a well balanced team with a deep bench and a superstar in Kawhi Leonard so they shouldn't have had much trouble in prevailing over the Magic. "That was a man and I think that especially like we've seen it from time, we see it here in Philly in the regular season, fourth periods stand out a lot, you saw it kind of consistently spread throughout the game".

The Brooklyn Nets have a chance to take a shocking 2-0 series lead on Monday.

Toronto's Nazem Kadri to meet with NHL Monday regarding Jake DeBrusk hit
The NHL has offered Kadri an in-person hearing with the department of player safety , which may indicate a lengthy suspension. And all four of Kadri's previous suspensions also involved him targeting an opponent's head, a no-no in today's game.

Evan Fournier had 16 points for Orlando and Terrence Ross came off the bench for 10. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry had a terrible game where he scored ZERO points in 34 minutes of action.

Clippers at Warriors, Golden State leads 1-0. Philly suffered due to having a half fit Embiid and if he isn't fully fit the Sixers will feel they are just better off executing a plan without him than alter everything around his limited minutes and limited play.

The Clippers were led by their super subs of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, who had 25 and 26 points respectively. Take the UNDER with room to spare from the series opener.

JJ Redick scored just five points on 2-of-7 shooting and fouled out in the 76ers' loss.

White looked poised as he scored in a variety of ways - drives, mid-range jumpers and three-pointers, and who could forget the slam over Paul Millsap. Unfortunately for them, the 76ers are such a talented team that it's nearly inevitable they'll play better than they did in Game 1. In yet another upset, the Magic stole the game 104-101 on a game winning 3 point shot by point guard D.J. Above all of that, he showed confidence in taking the big shots that the Spurs will need him to continue taking this series.

In the first half alone, the veteran two-way star guard scored 23 points, which was the most first-half points he scored during the 2018-19 season.