Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Joel Embiid Available For Game 1

Joel Embiid Available For Game 1

JJ Redick and Tobias Harris continued the starters' malaise with only a combined four baskets and nine points.

Embiid said the voracious booing that was largely absent during the dark days of the Sixers 10-win season was tough to hear. The Nets came into the Sixers' house and punched them in the mouth right out of the gate.

Keep up to date with all of the latest:tag: news! That number is a far cry from the 39.7 percent he shot during the regular season and the 36.4 percent he's shot for his career.

But at least for one day, Brooklyn found a formula that worked against him.

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has "no idea" whether he will be ready to face the Brooklyn Nets in their Eastern Conference playoffs opener. The Sixers missed 22 of 25 3-pointers.

We'll see what Jimmy Butler - who called his Timberwolves teammates "soft" before he was traded to the 76ers - has to say if he is asked about this moment. That changed on Saturday when Embiid was cleared to play in the game. Guys like DeMarre Carroll, who is going to be an asset in the playoffs, and Kenneth Faried, (remember him) were shipped to Brooklyn so their former teams can make a playoff run without worrying about the cap hits.

Game 2 will be the biggest game of the year for the 76ers - as must-win as it gets this early in the playoffs.

Sky Sports are the exclusive rights holders for NBA in the United Kingdom and will be televising games throughout the NBA Playoffs. Not enough was made about the advantage the Nets have with their second unit. Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 11.1 rebounds.

For the Nets this season, it is more about how fast it has happened.

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