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

NBA Playoffs Capsule Recaps 4/13/19: Homecourt Disadvantage for 76ers, Raptors, Nuggets

NBA Playoffs Capsule Recaps 4/13/19: Homecourt Disadvantage for 76ers, Raptors, Nuggets

He finished the day with just nine points, seven rebounds, and three assists. "For someone like Tobias, it's tough because Joel Embiid is the first option, Jimmy is the second option, and Ben Simmons in transition, so usually when Tobias gets it going it's transition threes or a layup backdoor, so we try to limit that".

The Sixers have fined forward Amir Johnson for conduct detrimental to the team for using his cell phone from the bench during their Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Embiid is a great player and extremely effective when he's in the game.

Kyle Lowry, who is being paid $33 million a year, has to play better.

The Nets had to rely on their bench early and often as the starters struggled to contain Joel Embiid in the paint during the first few minutes of action. He averaged 7.4 points per game over the regular season. Listen, I know we have to stay humble.

NEED TO KNOW: Patrick Beverley and Kevin Durant insisted after their ejections in Game 1 they were just having fun and trash-talking in the heat of the playoffs. He went scoreless in Game 1 while journeyman point guard D.J. Augustin went for 25.

The Nets win in Game 1 was no fluke. It entered Week 26 of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season with a sterling 292-234 record on all top-rated plays, returning over $4,000 in profit to anybody following them. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry had a awful game where he scored ZERO points in 34 minutes of action. The No. 3-seed Philadelphia is favored by 8.5 in the latest Nets vs. Sixers odds after the line opened at -7.5, with the over-under for total points scored set at 226.

But just because Philadelphia is the higher seed at home doesn't mean it'll cover the Sixers vs. Nets spread on Monday in the NBA Playoffs 2019. LeVert finished with 23 points and Dinwiddie added 18. His 64 games played marked a personal high in a young career that's been marred by injuries. The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in the city of 20,000 boos - and that's just counting the ones echoing throughout the Wells Fargo Center - as they smoked a Sixers team that resembled one straight out of the early Process era. Star point guard Ben Simmons had a awful 9 points and 3 assists in 32 minutes. The favoured exact result is 76ers in seven games at +230. With question marks over Embiid's health, winning this series might just end being a lot more hard than what most 76ers fans would've imagined at the end of the regular season.

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