Philadelphia 76ers roundtable: First round series predictions vs. Brooklyn Nets

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

Despite the fact that Joel Embiid ended up being able to play on Saturday afternoon, and play pretty well, the Philadelphia 76ers were routed by the upstart Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their first-round series, 111-102. Johnson showed Embiid whatever message was on the phone and then slid it into the pocket of his warmup trousers.

The 7-footer missed five of the Sixers' final seven games due to left knee soreness, an issue he has been experiencing since the All-Star break.

"I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions".

During a replay of Embiid on the bench, he was caught looking at his cell phone with backup center Amir Johnson. But all the talk after the game was about Johnson's phone. "I also apologize to my teammates, the 76ers organization and the fans for the distraction this has caused". The rule book, under the "Use of Technology" section, says violations will "result in substantial fines and/or suspensions".

Embiid said after the game that Johnson's daughter is sick and they were just getting an update on her.

"It's not something that we are about", he said. This season, Embiid is averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

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