Ben Simmons’ Triple-Double Lead 76ers to Blow out Game 2 Win vs. Nets

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets in Game Two of Round One during the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 15, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia 76ers evened their first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets with a 145-123 victory in Game 2 on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia was seen as the favorite and a potential NBA Finals candidate coming into the series as the No. 3 seed with plenty of star power but had its back against the wall after losing its first home game to the sixth-seeded Nets and needed a response to avoid a significant hole.

Ben Simmons (18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds) led that response with a triple-double, while Joel Embiid (23 points and 10 rebounds) was one of six Sixers who finished in double figures. Spencer Dinwiddie (19 points) and D’Angelo Russell (16 points) spearheaded the Nets’ efforts but didn’t have enough firepower to overcome Philadelphia’s offensive explosion and 51-point third quarter.

            

What’s Next?

The series shifts to Brooklyn for Thursday’s Game 3 and Saturday’s Game 4.

           

This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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April 15, 2019 at 07:43PM

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