Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Sixers’ Joel Embiid listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Nets

Sixers’ Joel Embiid listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Nets

Then when the Nets used Jared Dudley at center, Embiid became frustrated at the physicality and picked up a technical foul in the first quarter.

Okay, we definitely acknowledge it's preposterous that 76ers fans felt the need to boo their team after less than one game of playoff basketball in their series against the Brooklyn Nets. Jimmy Butler poured in a game-high 36 points for the 76ers in the losing effort. While they're the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are believed to be the favorites. Sixers have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 35.4%). The result didn't surprise anyone and the Warriors cruised to a comfortable 121-104 win. Most of the starters were removed from the game with 10 minutes to go in regulation.

This lopsided matchup was all about Steph Curry. During the process, Curry passed Ray Allen for the most three pointers made in the NBA Playoffs. Joel Embiid is a game-time decision. Kerr also reminded the reporters that Durant picked up two technical fouls during this game and a 7 technical foul will automatically result in a one-game suspension for him.

Joel Embiid played, and while he was brilliant at times, you could tell he wasn't himself. If they can repeat their performance on that end of the floor, they will have a good shot at a potential 2-0 lead. He finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

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.

The Nuggets trailed for nearly the entire game but got the game to within a single point in the final seconds. The Spurs grabbed the defensive rebound and closed the game out with free throws.

Popovich passed Lenny Wilkens (1,412 wins) and Don Nelson (1,410).

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In Game 1, you could make a case that the Nets' bench won them the game.

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"Elsewhere, Orlando Magic beat the Toronto R" play-offs. He logged 39 minutes and shot lights out. He moved around much better Monday night than he did Saturday afternoon.

For the Raptors, superstar Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Pascal Siakam scored 24, while starting point-guard and All-Star Kyle Lowry racked up nil in 34 minutes of action.

Embiid missed five of the 76ers last seven regular-season games.

Brooklyn got off to a strong start against the heavily favored 76ers and didn't look back.

D'Angelo Russell was huge in his playoff debut with the Nets, scoring 26 points.

Caris LeVert had 23 while Spencer Dinwiddie added another 18 as the Nets' backcourt rotation was unstoppable.

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

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The chief concern is still the health of Embiid.

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