Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs


The Nets typically play in either a 2-1-2 or a 2-3 zone and against a 76ers team with players such as Embiid and Ben Simmons who are monsters inside the three-point line. Even if he's able to step it up, the Nets looked fully capable of handling the Sixers with Embiid less than 100 percent.

"I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions", he said.

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After scoring nine points in Game 1, Simmons finished the first half of Game 2 with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists, setting the tone for the Sixers' offence. He remains central to everything the Nets do and capable of finding his own shots.

The Warriors got their postseason off to the exact start everyone expected them to with a 121-104 win over the Clippers.

Depth turned out to be a significant difference in Game 1. The Celtics did the same again him in the playoffs last season and he suffered. Philly obviously needs him on the floor, but this series has the potential to go beyond five games, so the Sixers need to play it smart with him as well. In his first playoff game here, Tobias Harris managed just 4-7-6. I see Simmons bouncing back. "So I'm not going to celebrate this victory". "I mean, I love it, that's how Philly is".

DeMarre Carroll is a less fancy option compared to Caris LeVert but LeVert has a habit of blowing hot and cold. "I think both guys were competing, and that was it". Those were the franchise's most in a playoff game since 2002.

Playoff Jimmy Butler is back.

Joel Embiid is questionable to play. Butler top scored with 36 points and pulled 9 rebounds, many of which were offensive rebounds. The greatest shooter of all time scored 38 points and grabbed a staggering 15 rebounds in the game.

The Sixers look their best when Simmons is in attack mode and the Aussie found his way to the basket at will early in this one, forcing the Nets' defence to collapse on him at the basket, but there wasn't much they could do to stop him. While he isn't a fancy option for the game, he is cheap and is guaranteed to get minutes for his defense. It's like every missed shot, you get booed so you get the next one and it's kind of like, 'should I shoot it or should I not because I'm about to get booed?' I don't know.

I have a feeling Embiid will be given a rest today.