Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Ben Simmons changes his stance on boos, says he 'loves Philly'

Ben Simmons changes his stance on boos, says he 'loves Philly'

The Sixers will try to rebound from a 111-102 loss in Game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series.

It is also true Ben Simmons could help the 76ers a lot more here in game 2.

"There's night and then there's day - that's the truth", the 76ers' coach. While Curry remains a key player in this series, the biggest and most obvious headache for Doc Rivers and the Clippers has got to be how they will defend Kevin Durant. Unsurprisingly, Philly faithful aren't taking kindly to Simmons' response.

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.

Philadelphia's star center Joel Embiid was listed as questionable leading up to the contest, but chose to suit up. The All-Star centre filled up the box score with 11 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in the run.

Jimmy Butler tried to will his team to the win, as he came up big with 36 points, but the rest of Philly's starters struggled offensively.

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When asked about the infraction, Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said he didn't see it and has not yet reviewed it. Though Marleau was fine, Kadri immediately jumped in to retaliate against DeBrusk and cross-checked him in the face.


This was the start of a historic quarter - the 76ers finished with 51 points in the frame, tying the all-time NBA Playoff record for points in a quarter. The 76ers never really posed a threat in the fourth quarter, either.

The 6 seeded Brooklyn Nets met the star studded Philadelphia 76ers and had a dominating performance.

Their second unit scored 59 points, helping D'Angelo Russell and co.to victory.

The Nets nearly did this a few times Monday night and then Treveon Graham went to the line and missed the first.

UPDATE: James Ennis has been cleared to play and upgraded to probable - will be limited to 12 minutes tonight.

The Sixers trailed by 17, missed 22 of 25 3-pointers and played more like the castoffs of the early Process days under Brown than a team expected to contend for an Eastern Conference championship.

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The Nets head home for Games 3 and 4 certainly grateful for a split and at least a half of good basketball before the Sixers picked them apart. "We got great minds behind it", Russell said after the game, via ESPN.

Joel Embiid is questionable to play. The more he has the ball in his hands, the more likely the Nets are to succeed.

NEED TO KNOW: The Nets will be trying for their first 2-0 lead in a series since going up 2-0 against the New York Knicks en route to a first-round sweep in 2004.

The Nets were unable to take their first 2-0 playoff lead since sweeping the Knicks in the 2004 first round, largely because they had few answers for Embiid.

Even though Butler was the adult in the room as his coach put it and kept the Sixers in the game, he was still not happy with his overall performance.

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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