Embiid to play for 76ers in Game 2 vs. Nets

Ross Houston
April 16, 2019

Embiid has a chance to finish in the top five in the 2019 MVP race after averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 blocks per game. "We got great minds behind it", Russell said after the game, via ESPN. With this loss, the Raptors have fallen to 1-5 in Game 1 of the playoffs over the last six years.

Embiid was doubtful for the series opener but was able to suit up and play 24 minutes. "I'm sure he'll bounce back and play a little better in the next game". He is followed by Joel Embiid with 22 ppg and a team high 15 boards per game. Augustin made a layup to tie it again with 44 seconds left, then connected from long range for the fourth time to win the game. "I don't think guys like D'Angelo think they're underdogs".


Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley were ejected with 4:41 to go, just 19 seconds after they received double-technicals when Durant stripped Beverley and the Clippers guard fell into the scorer's table. Raptors all-star forward Kawhi Leonard had 25 points, but he missed a crucial three-pointer that could have given the Raptors the win. 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.

With three days in between Games 2 and 3, it potentially provides a timeline on when the Lakers will hire their next head coach. "Earlier in the season we just wouldn't have the composure to close a game like that out". 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. And the Philadelphia 76ers were -7.5 but lost at home to the Brooklyn Nets, 111-102. LeVert finished with 23 points and Dinwiddie added 18.


For the 76ers, Jimmy Butler seemed to be the only player who came to play as he scored a career playoff high 36 points.

Four Brooklyn reserves played at least 20 minutes, which helped when starting center Jarrett Allen picked up two early fouls and was limited to 9 1/2 minutes. Favorites getting less than 50% of bets, like the 76ers, have gone 230-198-14 (54%) ATS since 2005 in the playoffs. Harris was even worse with four points on seven attempts. 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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