The favorite Philadelphia 76ers started the playoff series with a win against the Brooklyn Nets.
In the first playoff duel of the NBA season, the 76ers went 121-101 and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seve series.
In a sold-out arena with 20,913 spectators, the 76ers never fell behind and continuously increased their lead over the entire duration of the game. James Harden sank seven three-pointers to finish the game with 23 points and 13 assists.
Joel Embiid, voted one of the top three players in the main round, scored 26 points. Mikal Bridges’ 30 points for the Nets were not enough.