Rusell, LeVert lead Brooklyn to stunner over 76ers

Joel Embiid Says Amir Johnson Was Using Phone to Check on Sick Daughter

The Philadelphia 76ers seized control in a 51-point third quarter, set a team record for points in a quarter and a playoff game, and evened their first-round series at one game apiece with a 145-123 victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

However, after the split in Philadelphia where Brooklyn stole home-court advantage, the prices have changed quite a bit.

Philly, on the other hand, was burdened by foul trouble, as Redick wasn't able to stay on the floor much.

As the playoffs got underway this past weekend, one interesting stat came to light: Every team that won Game 1 of their series made more three-pointers than their opponent. D'Angelo Russell leads the team with 21 points per game in the postseason.

The Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by clobbering the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic delivered a pair of upset victories as the National Basketball Association playoffs began Saturday.

Four Brooklyn reserves played at least 20 minutes, which helped when starting center Jarrett Allen picked up two early fouls and was limited to 9 1/2 minutes. The Nets were trailing 22-19 after Boban Marjanovic layup gave the 76ers are three-point lead.

When asked why Amir Johnson was on his phone on the bench, Joel Embiid says he was checking on his daughter because she is very ill.

Embiid, who was a game-time decision heading into Saturday's playoff matinée, mentioned in his post-game press conference how the team needs to do a better job of helping Butler out on Monday night.

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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.

Simmons' dunk eventually got the Sixers within 107-96 with 3:43 left. Ben Simmons was a postseason dud against Russell, his high school teammate.

Simmons' response to a question about the report: "I am not anxious about it; are you talking about the regular season?"

The first game went to Brooklyn, who went up by double-digits in the second quarter and just never looked back. The 51 points tied a playoff record for the most ever in a single quarter, while the 145 total points were the most in playoff history for the franchise.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had an MVP like performance putting up 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 23 minutes of action. Lowry did have eight assists and seven rebounds. "I'm not going to talk to him about that". I'll play through anything.

Leonard hit a tying 3 with 1:35 left, then put Toronto up 101-99 with a jumper at 1:02.

The defense was a huge key for Brooklyn in the opening game, as they held Philly below 30 points in all four quarters while going for 30+ in three quarters themselves.

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