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    @JClarkNBCS: Who did this? Jared Dudley will get a Philly welcome back tonight for Game 5 #Sixers https://t.co/zgzcieXdeu

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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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    @SerenaWinters: Joel Embiid on the Sixers heading into Round 2 for the second straight year: “Last year we were over confident....This…

  • @fultzfor3: Me at Jared Dudley’s funeral. #sixers https://t.co/waH7evMPKb

  • @DerekBodnerNBA: The #sixers starting lineup outscored the Nets 141-70 in the 49 minutes they were on the court in the first round.

  • @Skomskk: Mood at The Center #sixers https://t.co/hqUz4V60QA

  • @PompeyOnSixers: The #Sixers - #Raptors will most likely start on Saturday in Toronto.

  • @MeredithFrost: [email protected]_AJ rockin’ the lucky kicks tonight. #Sixers https://t.co/zXqTdUx98e

  • @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…

  • @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…

  • @Pat_Egan: A live look at what the #Sixers are doing to the Nets. #PhilaUnite https://t.co/Q0CsAICJ4B

  • @DerekBodnerNBA: The Nets outscored the #sixers 487-471 over the remaining 191 minutes of play. https://t.co/nTjzXb6TWt

  • @duciswild: Good news Nets. There’s a train back to New York leaving around halftime. If you hurry, you can make it. #Sixers #PhilaUnite…

  • @JClarkNBCS: Joel Embiid on Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson saying he thinks Sixers can contend for title “That’s what we think. We think we…

  • @JClarkNBCS: Joel Embiid on Game 5 tonight “We don’t want to go back to Brooklyn. So I have to do whatever is necessary” Feed the big…

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  • Amir Johnson apologizes for using cell phone on bench

    Amir Johnson was seen using his cell phone on the bench during a playoff game on Saturday as the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson's phone usage created a media storm witch culminated in the Sixers forward being fined by his own team. Joel Embiid said that Johnson was merely checking in on his sick daughter, but using a phone on the sidelines is a NBA rule violation.
    15 Apr @ 9PM

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  • Oddsmakers send stern warning, make significant shift in Sixers' playoff odds

    Oddsmakers send stern warning, make significant shift in Sixers' playoff odds originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com It's not quite yet time to panic, but oddsmakers have sent a very stern message to the Sixers after their Game 1 loss on Saturday. Entering the series opener, the Sixers were overwhelming -700 favorites on DraftKings to win the series. That means if you bet $700 on the Sixers to advance, and they did, your total take would be $800.
    15 Apr @ 6AM

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  • Predictions for Game 1 of Sixers vs. Nets playoff series

    Predictions for Game 1 of Sixers vs. Nets playoff series originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com Can the Sixers, 31-10 this season at Wells Fargo Center, open their first-round series vs. the Nets with a home win? Paul Hudrick and Noah Levick give their predictions for Game 1 (2:30 p.m. NBCSP).
    15 Apr @ 1AM

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  • Scouting D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and the Nets

    Russell, Dinwiddie and the pick-and-roll D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie do an excellent job of identifying favorable matchups and attacking them. Russell was far too quick for JJ Redick on this play from Dec. 12, and he floated it perfectly over Joel Embiid. After Jarrett Allen's screen, the Sixers switched Mike Muscala on to Dinwiddie on the play below from Nov. 25.
    15 Apr @ 1AM

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  • Embiid's status still unknown as 76ers head toward Game 1

    One day away from the start of the NBA playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers still do not know the status of center Joel Embiid for Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been experiencing discomfort in his left knee, missing the Sixers' final two regular-season games this week. "I have no idea," Embiid said Friday when asked if he would be available for Saturday afternoon's game.
    14 Apr @ 7PM

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  • Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

    How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss. Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and the Sixers losing by double digits. Johnson showed Embiid whatever message was on the phone and then slid the device into his warmup pants pocket.
    14 Apr @ 1PM

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  • Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gives love to Flyers, Broad Street Bullies

    Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gives love to Flyers, Broad Street Bullies originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com Philly fans shouldn't boo the visiting coach too much in this first-round playoff series between the Sixers and Nets. They'll like his taste in hockey. Sixers head coach Brett Brown told reporters Saturday he expected the first-round series to be a fistfight.
    14 Apr @ 7AM

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  • Ben Simmons doesn't endear himself to Sixers fans with comment about booing after Game 1 loss to Nets

    Ben Simmons is often direct when answering questions from the media. After the Sixers' 111-102 loss to the Nets on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series (see observations), he was asked his thoughts on the frustration from the crowd at Wells Fargo Center. It's likely not a quote that will endear him to the Sixers fans already groaning at his continued unwillingness to accept the frequent invitations he has to shoot open jumpers, and already frustrated by his nine-point, seven-rebound, three-assist performance vs. Brooklyn.
    14 Apr @ 3AM

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  • Joel Embiid, Amir Johnson caught checking phone from bench during Game 1 loss to Nets

    That was everything that could have gone wrong for Philadelphia in Game 1 of the playoffs. For too much of the game, Philadelphia looked like an AAU team — one loaded with individual talent but no idea how to play together — while the Nets were cohesive and getting the shots they wanted, then hitting them. Brooklyn was 11-of-26 from three for the game, the Sixers 3-of-25.
    14 Apr @ 1AM

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  • NBA playoffs: Is anybody under more pressure than James Harden?

    James Harden A trip to the NBA Finals would do more for James Harden's standing in history and today's hierarchy than any other player. But that would mean carrying the Rockets past the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in a likely second-round matchup, not the conference finals, the latest scene of Harden's tank running on E. And that would mean Harden reversing course on a very ugly pattern, closing out series in a forgettable manner because going 6-for-36 —as he did in Games 6 and 7 of the West finals combined — won't cut it at any stage this time around.
    13 Apr @ 5PM

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