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16 April, 2019, 04:03
Joel Embiid has been one of the most exciting players in the National Basketball Association these past couple of years and he has been a huge reason why the Philadelphia 76ers have been able to get out of being one of the worst teams in the league.
It's been a tough Game 1 for the Philadelphia76ers in their first-round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.
3-point shooting is one of the biggest reasons why the Nets are now up 1-0 in the series.
The Australian 22-year-old had a below average game for his high standards with nine points, seven rebounds and three assists.
The 76ers' miserable outing was capped off when they fined the inactive Amir Johnson an undisclosed amount for the "distraction" he caused for showing Embiid a text message on the bench late in the game.
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"It's completely unacceptable and we will deal with it internally, very soon", Brown said. "We are moving forward together with our full focus now on Game 2".
Simmons also blasted the 20,437 Sixers fans for booing the team for most of the game. And Davis added 12 points and 16 rebounds, his energy making Embiid look lethargic at times.
And if the Sixers don't go deep, what does that mean for their coach Brett Brown?
Embiid said the voracious booing that was largely absent during the dark days of the Sixers 10-win season was tough to hear. Team owner Josh Harris said both players could be resigned. "You know. You learn quickly in the NBA Playoffs that the first kind of open look you got, is going probably going to be your best look". "Now that we've attracted them into our system, we're going to work really hard at keeping them around for a while", Josh Harris said.