Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Philadelphia 76ers roundtable: First round series predictions vs. Brooklyn Nets

Philadelphia 76ers roundtable: First round series predictions vs. Brooklyn Nets

Embiid said Johnson received an update on a sick daughter. "I think he's more aware of what to expect".

Game 2 is Monday at 8:00 p.m. EST from Philadelphia as the 76ers look to bounce back.

Harris said Brown was a "great coach" but offered no assurance he would return to the bench for another season if the Sixers failed to make a deep run in the playoffs. Ben Simmons only took nine shots and scored nine points.

Embiid, who appeared in only 31 games over his first two National Basketball Association seasons due to multiple injuries, averaged 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds over 64 appearances this season.

Butler kept the Sixers in the game with a sensational first half that showed why the franchise surrendered so much to land the four-time All-Star. The 25-year-old is one of the game's most prolific stars, having averaged 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game in 64 regular season contests. And Davis added 12 points and 16 rebounds, his energy making Embiid look lethargic at times.


Unfortunately, it won't be the last they hear of it. I've never said anything about them.

Brett Brown's comments that Joel Embiid may or may not be ready for Game 1 slipped under the radar amid the chaos of Wednesday night's league-wide playoff implications, but I was certainly aware. Then again, there's a chance he doesn't. He entered halftime shooting 1-for-9 from the field, including 0-for-5 from 3-point range. "That's how I feel. If you're a Sixers fan and you're going to boo, stay on that side", said Simmons, who admitted that he played poorly due to overthinking.

Nobody wants a weak home-court advantage.

When asked to define just how far he expected his team to go this postseason, Harris tried to backtrack. "But let's move forward from there".

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