Dialed in? Sixers caught with cellphone on bench

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				Ben Simmons and Caris Le Vert			Getty Images Robert Sabo

While the third-seeded 76ers are the favorite to win the series, the Nets are a scrappy team and they'll need everyone healthy to win games. "The fans. We have to bring the fun", Embiid said.

Of course the news that Embiid will be avialable is music to Sixers fans' ears.

Simmons had nine points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Joel Embiid - who struggled with knee soreness and played limited minutes - had 22 points and 15 rebounds.

The Sixers brought him in here to be the shooter to help spread the floor and because he shot 43.4 percent from deep with the Los Angeles Clippers before shooting just 32.6 percent with the Sixers heading into the playoffs.

At least there's always Game 2, right? He was 6 of 10 and scored 23 points while the rest of the Sixers shot 10 of 38 for 31 points.

The All-Star centre had been listed as doubtful to play Saturday because of tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season. He missed all five 3s in the half - and the Sixers missed their first 11. "I understand why they boo". However, this is now going on 12 games where he hasn't looked like himself and this is the worst time to go through something like this.

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly boos.

When the 76ers made the trade to acquire Jimmy Butler earlier this season, it was with the playoffs in mind. Harris said Brown was a "great coach" but fell well short of giving him a vote of confidence. At the moment, most people were understandably either laughing or confused at the sight of two players looking at a phone while their team was getting upset in Game 1 of the Playoffs. "They show us a lot of love", Embiid said. "I'm focused on the Brooklyn Nets".



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