NBA Bets Playoff Edition - Monday April 15 - Brooklyn Again

Rex Christensen
April 16, 2019

Both players were caught looking at Johnson's phone in the middle of the game, which goes against team and league rules.

But the Hall of Famer had a front row seat to see Ben Simmons mimic the signature celebratory gesture amidst an explosive, game-changing run. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry had a awful game where he scored ZERO points in 34 minutes of action.

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. Tonight they'll play again in Game 2 - can they do the unthinkable and repeat their performance to take a 2-0 series lead heading back to Brooklyn?

After the disappointing setback, a frustrated Simmons took aim at the dissenting voices.

After starting slowly, Embiid fueled a 21-2 blitz to start the third to turn a 65-64 halftime lead to an 86-66 edge.

Embiid said Johnson received an update on a sick daughter. He finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. The eighth-year veteran went to line 15 times, which was only second behind Embiid (18). They shot poorly, particularly from three, which was a problem all down the stretch of the regular season; but they didn't play poorly. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 19 points and D'Angelo Russell had 16. Jimmy Butler scored 36 points and saved the Sixers, widely considered a favorite to at least reach the East semis, from losing by 25.

Having a reliable bench is great, especially when the 76ers' depth is widely considered to be their biggest weakness.

"If you're going to boo, stay on that side".

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"We are the recipient of Jo trying to inch along slowly and buy time", Brown said (via The Philly Voice).

The series now heads up to Brooklyn for Game 3 Thursday tied, 1-1.

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.

Sixers All-Star centre Joel Embiid finished Game 2 with a game-high 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

The Sixers faithful win a free Frosty if an opposing player misses two free throws in the fourth quarter, and on multiple occasions a Nets player missed the front end before sinking the second.

The Philly home crowd rained down boos in Game 1 after a lacklustre performance and today, with Allen Iverson courtside, Simmons got the Philly crowd going, cupping his ear A.I. style to a chorus of cheers. Even though he clearly wasn't at his best, he totaled 22 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

The Nets definitely showed they deserve their spot in the playoffs. "We are moving forward together with our full focus now on Game 2".

As Tom Haberstroh pointed out pre-game, his ability to guard multiple positions and guard them well is invaluable to the Nets' success.

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