Warriors crush Spurs; Sixers blow away Heat; Raptors end game one hoodoo

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Redick scored 28 and went 4-of-6 on 3s, showing that his "opportunity is now" mindset is clicking on all cylinders.

The Warriors, still without Steph Curry, raced to an early lead in the first game in their best-of-seven series with Kevin Durant hitting 24 points and adding eight rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 27 points. Veteran guard Marco Belinelli has a team-high 13 points off the Sixers' bench.

However, Simmons was not celebrating the team's win in the best-of-seven series and said his focus was on game two on Monday (Tuesday morning Australian time) in Philadelphia.

Sitting Whiteside didn't do anything to slow the Sixers.

Losing the opening round of a playoff series isn't a death sentence for the Miami.

Help is on the way for the Philadelphia 76ers as they partake in their first playoff series since 2012.

It was a fine display of the harmony and success that have enveloped this team over the past two months, and the Heat - after keeping things tiht in the first half - were helpless to find answers to the array of weapons Bryan Colangelo has assembled.

"We had one turnover in the entire second half and I give Ben Simmons a tremendous amount of credit, " Brown told reporters.

It didn't take long for the Heat's lead to vanish.

Down 60-56, the Sixers turned it on in the third period, outscoring Miami 34-18.

Before the first National Basketball Association playoff game played in Philadelphia in six years got started, the always pleasant Philly faithful greeted the Heat with deafening boos and by shouting "SUCKS!" after each player in Miami's starting lineup was introduced.

Decked out in his protective mask, Embiid was in attendance for Game 1 Saturday to ring the ceremonial bell prior to tip-off.



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