Philadelphia advances to NBA PO round 2 despite MVP nominee Embiid missing

The NBA (US Professional Basketball) Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers) became the first team to advance to the second round of the playoffs this season.

The East 3rd place Sixers defeated the 6th place Brooklyn Nets 96-88 in the 2022-2023 season NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs 1st round (7 out of 4 best) 4th round away game on the 23rd (Korean time) and won 2nd round with all 4 wins Reached the in-conference semifinals. It is the first time in 38 years since the second round against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1984-1985 season that the Sixers won the series in a best-of-seven series. At the time, the Sixers had “Doctor J” Julius Irving and center Moses Malone, who dominated an era. 스포츠토토

On this day, the Sixers lost Joel Embiid, a strong MVP candidate this season, due to an injury.

However, five players scored in double digits to dominate the Nets, with Tobias Harris recording 25 points and 12 rebounds and James Harden recording 17 points and 11 assists. The Nets, weakened by the trade of Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns during this season, struggled with Spencer Dinwidle scoring 20 points, but could not prevent the team from being eliminated.

The Miami Heat, ranked 8th in the East, won their first win after two losses with a 121-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, ranked 1st in the East, without Giannis Antetokounmpo. For the Heat, ‘Ace’ Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, and Duncan Robinson hit 5 3-pointers and scored 24 points.

In the Western Conference, the 7th place LA Lakers defeated the 2nd place Memphis Grizzlies 111-101 and posted 2 wins (1 loss). The Lakers’ one-two punch, Anthony Davis (31 points) and LeBron James (25 points) combined for 56 points. The Grizzlies posted 45 points from Morant, who returned from injury, but lacked support from his teammates.

The Phoenix Suns, ranked 4th in the West, defeated the 5th ranked Los Angeles Clippers 112-100. The Suns won three games in a row after one loss with Durant scoring 31 points and Devin Booker scoring 30 points.

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