Philadelphia 76ers Bounce Back in Game 2 to Even the Series 1 – 1 against the Brooklyn Nets

NBA – the 3rd seeding Philadelphia 76ers host Game 2 of Round 1 of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the visiting 6th seeded team Brooklyn Nets in their own best of seven series at Wells Fargo Center in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 76ers were stunned in Game 1, after the Brooklyn Nets steal the home advantage in a 111 – 102 win at Wells Fargo. Nets star player and point guard D’Angelo Russell lead the Nets in scoring with 26 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. While the 76ers forward Jimmy Butler dropped 36 points and 9 rebounds in losing effort.

Game 2 is a must win for the 76ers despite their superstar player Joel Embiid is nursing an injury but available to play the game. While the Nets must continue what they do in Game 1 in order to get a commanding 2 – 0 lead before shifting the series at their home count at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In the game, the 76ers came strong as expected to take the 1st quarter by a storm leading by as much double digit but ending the quarter up by only 6 points, 34 – 28.

In the 2nd quarter, the Nets are still down by a double digit lead, but came back strong in the later minutes and even won the quarter 36 – 31 to finish the 1st half down by a single point 64 – 65.

At the start of the 3rd quarter, the 76ers came strong with 14 – 0 unanswered points 79 – 65 with 9:25 in the quarter. The 76ers never look back exploding for 51 points setting an NBA record in franchise history.

At the 4th and final quarter where the game is officially over after a massive 3rd quarter by 76ers that bounce back from Game 1, humiliating loss.

Ben Simmons sets a franchise record, becoming the 3rd player in 76ers to post a triple double in the NBA Playoffs. Simmons finishes the game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists while Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Nets superstar D’Angelo Russel l was limited to 16 points.