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    @MikeSielski: #Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said his team would "play like lions" tonight. No one knew he was talking about Detroit. #Sixers

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    @howardeskin: It’s obvious #Nets were ready to go home and on vacation before the game with the #Sixers even started. And the craziest t…

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    @therealmikekb: You don’t want to play extra games in the playoffs if you don’t have to. Important that the #sixers do everything that t…

  • @ThePhifthQ: Game plan: 1.) Get a 45 point lead 2.) Rest our starters 3.) Point and laugh at the #Nets

  • @Pat_Egan: #Nets fans have to be the most honest fan base in the league. #PhilaUnite

  • @dbearak: The @BrooklynNets faced a lot of adversity and still managed to overachieve. How could anyone truly be upset by that? I’m prou…

  • @NewsdaySports: #Nets guard Joe Harris ranked first in the NBA with a .474 three-point shooting percentage in the regular season, but he…

  • @NetsNationCP: The Nets fought until the final buzzer sounded. #WeGoHard #Nets

  • @NYPost_Lewis: Ed Davis is out. #Nets #Sixers

  • @APOOCH: State of the #Nets: The end. 76ers take down the Nets in 5

  • @inkstainedretch: I asked #Nets instigator Jared Dudley what he thought of the #Sixers fans’ reception. He told me he loved every “Dudle…

  • @UCSportsMedia: The #Sixers and “average” @BenSimmons25 finish off the #Nets #HereTheyCome | #PhilaUnite

  • @SteveLichtenst1: Full Brown quote on #Nets Harris: “I’m not comfortable at all. I think that we’ve escaped some problems with Harris es…

  • @SteveLichtenst1: [email protected]? & [email protected]? arrive for #Nets Game 5 looking all business.

  • @PompeyOnSixers: #LockedOnSixers podcast w/ @sjnard and @MrMichaelLee: What the #Nets series showed us, looking ahead to second-round vs…

Classic headlines via Yahoo! Sports

  • 76ers' Embiid 'questionable' for game two against Nets

    Joel Embiid is "questionable" for the Philadelphia 76ers' second NBA playoff clash against the Brooklyn Nets as the star continues to deal with knee soreness. Embiid played in Saturday's surprise 111-102 loss to the Nets in game one of the Eastern Conference first-round series, however he is doubt for Monday's matchup. The two-time All-Star – who was listed as "doubtful" for the first game of the series – tallied 22 points, along with 15 rebounds in 24 minutes of action.
    15 Apr @ 8PM

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  • Playoff Edition Three Things to Know: Upset Saturday leaves Sixers, Raptors, Nuggets in hole

    The NBA playoffs are underway and there can be a lot to unpack in a series of intense games, to help out we will give you the three things you need to know from the last 24 hours in the NBA. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Maybe there is something to having to win down the stretch of the regular season — to basically have your playoffs start early — when it comes to being ready for Game 1. Joel Embiid is not himself and Sixers earn boos from fans in a loss to Nets.
    15 Apr @ 2PM

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  • Curry fires Warriors but Sixers, Raptors stunned in playoff openers

    The Golden State Warriors began their quest for a three-peat by clobbering the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic delivered a pair of upset victories as the NBA playoffs began Saturday. Stephen Curry drained eight three-pointers to give him the most in league playoff history as the two-time defending champion Warriors dominated the Clippers 121-104. "We imposed our will for 48 minutes," said Curry.
    15 Apr @ 2PM

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  • Joel Embiid caught looking at phone on bench during 76ers playoff loss

    It was a rough afternoon for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, and Joel Embiid didn't make things any easier. The 76ers struggled at the Wells Fargo Center and fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 112-102, in the first game of their opening-round playoff series. Embiid — who was made available just before the game after battling with a knee injury — didn't seem fully invested in the game, either.
    15 Apr @ 1PM

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  • Jimmy Butler lone bright spot of Sixers' Game 1 loss to Nets

    People were worried about Jimmy Butler. Playoff Jimmy Butler is apparently a whole different animal. Butler was the only real bright spot in the Sixers' 111-102 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).
    15 Apr @ 1AM

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  • Sixers address situation involving Amir Johnson's cell phone usage on bench

    Sixers address situation involving Amir Johnson's cell phone usage on bench originally appeared on On an incredibly frustrating day, the last thing the Sixers needed was drama away from the court. With his team getting handled by the Brooklyn Nets with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter, veteran center Amir Johnson was caught by ESPN cameras checking his cell phone. Joel Embiid was sitting next to Johnson and looked down at Johnson's phone as well.
    15 Apr @ 1AM

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  • Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

    Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. "We've got the right pieces to keep it going," Russell said. Check out this update on a mobile device: A Nets team that got hot late just to make the playoffs has the upper hand on the road over a 51-win team stocked with stars.
    14 Apr @ 8PM

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  • Sixers fine Amir Johnson for cell phone use on bench, Joel Embiid gives explanation

    On a day that was just ugly all around for the Philadelphia 76ers — a Game 1 loss at home to the Brooklyn Nets — the big story was Amir Johnson and Joel Embiid checking texts on a phone from the bench during the loss. It was Johnson's phone and Embiid said after the game they were checking texts to see what was going on with his Johnson's ill daughter. That, however, was not good enough for the Sixers, who reviewed the situation and fined Johnson for his actions.
    14 Apr @ 7PM

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  • Ben Simmons hits out at the boo-boys after shock 76ers loss

    Ben Simmons hit out at the boo-boys after he was the target of the fans' jeers in the Philadelphia 76ers shock loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The Sixers fell to a 111-102 defeat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference round one playoff series despite being heavy favourites on home court. It was a particularly tough evening for Simmons, who had just nine points and seven rebounds, and was loudly jeered after a missing a three-throw in the third quarter.
    14 Apr @ 2PM

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  • Nets upset Sixers in NBA playoffs

    D'Angelo Russell scored 26 points as the sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets upset the Philadelphia 76ers 111-102 in their opening NBA playoff game on Saturday. Russell also had three rebounds and three assists to hand the Nets a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series between the two Eastern Conference rivals. The Nets were reliant on a big performance from their bench, with three players delivering double-digit displays to boost their offense.
    14 Apr @ 1PM

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