The Philadelphia 76ers were the first to pass the first round of the NBA Playoffs (PO), blowing the whistle of four consecutive victories despite the injury of Joel Embiid, the number one scorer this season.
Philadelphia (3rd seed) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (6th seed) 96-88 in the 2022-23 season NBA PO Eastern Conference Round 1 Game 4 away game held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As a result, Philadelphia did not lose a single game in the 7-4 series and advanced to the second round first among the 16 teams that joined the PO by combining the two conferences. Philadelphia will face off against the winner of the 2nd seed Boston Celtics (2-1)-7th seed Atlanta Hawks (1-2) in the second round.
In Philadelphia, Embiid suffered a right knee injury in Game 3 and was unable to play that day. However, Tobias Harris led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while James Harden contributed 17 points and 11 assists. Paul Reed, who replaced Embiid, added 10 points and 15 rebounds. Embiid is said to take about a week to recover.
Brooklyn, who left Harden in the middle of last season and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the middle of this season, had the disgrace of being the first to drop out of the PO following last season. In addition, from the 2020-21 season, PO continued 10 consecutive losses.
The first half was the atmosphere of Brooklyn, which at one time led by 14 points. However, in the third quarter, Philadelphia, led by Tyrese Maxie (16 points and 8 rebounds) who scored 10 points, turned the game around and led the game in a close game. Philadelphia, who briefly allowed a two-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, 70-72, turned the game around again with D’Anthony Melton (15 points, 3 three-point shots) immediately shooting up a 3-pointer, Harris’ fadeaway jumper and an extra free throw. , Reed’s cutting layup, Melton’s 3-pointer and Harris’ fadeaway jumper, Melton’s layup and free throw continued, and Michael Bridges’ free throw (17 points) and Spence Dinwiddie’s (20 points) floater succeeded in Brooklyn. They took an 87-76 lead and consolidated their victory. 안전놀이터
The Phoenix Suns (4th seed) took advantage of the performances of Durant (31 points, 3 3-point shots, 11 rebounds) and Devin Booker (30 points, 3 3-point shots, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) in the 4th game of the 1st round of the Western PO, leading the Los Angeles Clippers (5 seed) 112-100. Phoenix, who recorded 3 wins and 1 loss in the series, has only one win left to advance to the second round.