3 reasons 76ers should be concerned after Game 1 loss to Nets

Joel Embiid caught checking cellphone on Sixers bench during Game 1 loss to Nets

"Yes, I'm emotional about it, happy about it, but just got to put that in a little closet or little drawer until after the season". White stole the ball at midcourt from Jamal Murray with 1.3 seconds left after LaMarcus Aldridge sank a pair of free throws following his key defensive rebound of Murray's errant shot that would have given the Nuggets a 98-97 lead with seven seconds left. But, he took the floor and tallied 22 points, along with 15 rebounds, in 24 minutes of action.

Make no mistake, Brooklyn to make it back-to-back wins is going to be no mean trick, now especially when the Sixers know only too well not to underestimate them again. Those were the franchise's most in a playoff game since 2002. Dr. David J Chao, who has gained notoriety for diagnosing National Football League injuries in real time on his Twitter account, believes that Embiid's injury is a long-term issue.

Between the frequent fouls called on Brooklyn, Jarrett Allen's foul trouble and the easy post buckets for Embiid, coach Kenny Atkinson turned to some familiar faces to turn the tide. "But it was important for him to get his feet wet and feel the playoffs, feel the energy, and I have no doubt he'll come back and play a lot better in Game 2". For the Nuggets, Jokic had a great start to his playoff career as he got a triple double with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists.

The Nets (42-20 SU) will be emboldened after winning game 1 against the odds. He logged 39 minutes and shot lights out.

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In another Eastern Conference matchup, the Orlando Magic - 7th seed - managed to beat the Toronto Raptors - 2nd seed - on Saturday at Scotiabank Arena, thanks a game-winner by DJ Augustin.

The Nets defeated the Sixers as 7.5-point underdogs in Game 1. Raptors all-star forward Kawhi Leonard had 25 points, but he missed a crucial three-pointer that could have given the Raptors the win. And the Philadelphia 76ers were -7.5 but lost at home to the Brooklyn Nets, 111-102.

D'Angelo Russell's huge third quarter which featured 14 of his team-high 26 points helped keep the Sixers at bay just enough as they pulled to within two during the frame. Caris LaVert added 23 points in 23 minutes off the bench for the Nets. His 64 games played marked a personal high in a young career that's been marred by injuries. Harris was even worse with four points on seven attempts. He's been at the center of fans' boos in the past while he was still playing with the Timberwolves after demanding a trade. With question marks over Embiid's health, winning this series might just end being a lot more hard than what most 76ers fans would've imagined at the end of the regular season.

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