Ben Simmons’ Triple-Double Lead 76ers to Blow out Game 2 Win vs. Nets
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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.
The series shifts to Brooklyn for Thursday’s Game 3 and Saturday’s Game 4.
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April 15, 2019 at 07:43PM