Brooklyn Nets Opened the 2019 NBA Playoffs With a Bang

Joel Embiid caught checking cellphone on Sixers bench during Game 1 loss to Nets

It was a particularly tough evening for Simmons, who had just nine points and seven rebounds, and was loudly jeered after a missing a three-throw in the third quarter.

I think this series will be a dog fight, so I wouldn't bet this either way.

The number for Game 2 of this first-round series opened with the 76ers as a 7 ¹/₂-point favorite, and in a bounce-back spot for Philadelphia, could reach eight or higher. "Also lost some. But we've earned the right to be in this position and we knew regardless, winning Game 1, losing Game 1, we were going to make each game competitive". However, Davis is listed as questionable for Game 2 with an ankle injury.

Moneyline: The 76ers are still being spotted -350 odds while at home and with the status of their best player unknown.

After playing just 24 minutes in Game 1, Sixers All-Star centre Joel Embiid is set for Game 2. The greatest shooter of all time scored 38 points and grabbed a staggering 15 rebounds in the game. Listen, I know we have to stay humble.

"The only negative of the game for the Warriors came when Kevin Durant was ejected along with the Clippers" Patrick Beverley after picking up his second technical foul. We might lose, but you're alive - buy three more days.

For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray's 20 points were not enough, while Nikola Jokic produced a triple-double with 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. ORLANDO MAGIC 104-101 TORONTO RAPTORS D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and Orlando beat Toronto in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Kawhi Leonard tried to answer and force the game into overtime but his long three pointer hit nothing but air.

Back in the postseason for the first time since 2015, the Brooklyn Nets defended well, produced plenty of offense and flustered the Philadelphia 76ers at times in Game 1. Maybe he doesn't need to outplay high school teammate Russell, but the 76ers probably can't afford for LeVert (23 points) and Spencer Dinwiddie (18) to outplay him, too.

However, one of the most important players on Brooklyn's bench was power forward and center Ed Davis, a veteran journeyman who continues to churn out productive outings for his fifth National Basketball Association team. The favoured exact result is 76ers in seven games at +230. That said, there's a lot of positive noise coming out of their locker room ahead of game 2. Star point guard Ben Simmons had a terrible 9 points and 3 assists in 32 minutes.

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