The Adjustment | Finding the Right Balance | Philadelphia 76ers

It was also an interesting wrinkle to see Joel Embiid guard fellow Cameroonian Siakam.

"It's still not there".

After more than one attempt for approval, Judge Brinkley deliberately ignored a request for Meek to attend the Eastern Conference semi-finals in Toronto to support his beloved 76ers.

"He's going to have to man up, tighten up the jockstrap, and go to work". "It was my job so I am glad we got that win".

Between Brett Brown and several of his starters, the general consensus after digesting the film from Game 1 was that moving forward, the Sixers' passing needs to be more effective. There was no way I was missing the game.

"This individual stuff, it's not big for me", Leonard said.

For the most part, he was a non-factor offensively other than that huge make at the end and a lovely pass to Butler for an open three right before that.

"I think first and foremost, look, Jimmy Butler's a gamer", said Nurse. He is followed by Tobias Harris with 17 ppg, 10 boards and 4.5 dimes per game. He was just a tremendous sort of rock.

Other than that, Philadelphia enters the series healthy in body and spirit, yet cognizant of the task at hand.

For all the pessimism deservedly making rounds on social media, the Philadelphia 76ers still have a fair shot to make their series with the Toronto Raptors competitive.

"We have confidence, otherwise we wouldn't be at this stage of the season", said JJ Redick.

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The Raptors exercised some Game 1 demons by taking out the Sixers by 13 points at home on Saturday.

"That's a team that causes a lot of turnovers", said Embiid. That's why we're playing this game. Marc Gasol was the next highest scorer with five points. It didn't matter what I had, I was going to play. Their defense was on another level as they held the Raptors to just 36.3 percent shooting from the field and survived furious third and fourth quarter flurries by Toronto.

Embiid and Simmons, the Sixers' two All-Stars, were tasked with clamping down on Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam, Toronto's Game 1 heroes. I think there's some want-to.

"You knew it was a guy that was deeply hungry to become as good as he could become", Nurse said. "So for us, we just got to move the ball and just play the way we play. And those have to be the starting point".

TMZ reported the "Going Bad" rapper had plans on going to Game 1 of the of second-round series between his hometown team and the Rapts, which starts Saturday night (April 27).

Gold-Onwude tweeted after the interview that TNT had to get to Game 7 in Denver so they had to quickly wrap it up.

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