The Philadelphia 76ers were stunned at home in Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets. Philadelphia wanted to avoid going into a 0-2 hole. Their offense was sparkling all night long. The 76ers outscored Brooklyn 51-23 in the third-quarter and it sparked them to a 145-123 victory in Game 2 and the series is now tied at one game a piece.
Philadelphia shot 56.1 percent from the field in the game. At one point during the third-quarter, they went on a 21-2 run and the score at halftime was 65-64 with the 76ers leading.
Joel Embiid could have very well been ejected in the first-half when he elbowed Jarrett Allen, but Embiid was only accessed a flagrant 1.
He scored 23 points on 66.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid also grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded one assist, and blocked one shot for Philadelphia.
Tobias Harris scored 19 points on 41.7 percent shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded two assists, and blocked one shot.
Ben Simmons was much better in this game with 18 points on 66.7 percent shooting. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded 12 assists, and recorded two steals.
J.J. Reddick scored 17 points and recorded two assists. Jimmy Butler had a quiet game with just seven points on 30 percent shooting after having a monster Game 1. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded seven assists, and recorded one steal.
The Philadelphia 76ers bench scored 61 points. Boban Marjanovic had a big game with 16 points in 18 minutes. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded one assist, and blocked one shot.
Mike Scott scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded one steal.
Philadelphia’s biggest lead in the game was 32 points and Brooklyn’s biggest lead in the game was four points.
D’Angelo Russell scored 16 points for the Brooklyn Nets. He shot 37.5 percent from the field. Russell grabbed two rebounds and recorded two assists. A lot of the other starters struggled throughout the game.
Brooklyn scored 80 bench points and it continues to be the strength of this team. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points on 50 percent shooting. He also grabbed one rebound and recorded three assists.
Caris LeVert scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds and recorded one assist.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds, recorded one assist, and blocked one shot. Shabazz Napier scored 13 points, grabbed three rebounds, and recorded one assist.
Game 3 will be on Thursday night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.