Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Embiid out for Game 2 per reports

Embiid out for Game 2 per reports

Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra have copious amounts of championship jewelry in their possessions, and their teams committing to the level of defense necessary to win in the postseason is a major reason why that's the case.

One of these days, the Sixers are going to play a close game.

Dragic is the better scorer and shooter, but Simmons tops him in virtually every other category on offense and defense.

Kelly Olynyk led the Miami Heat with 26 points.

Game 2 is Monday night at 8 p.m. So we got a pretty good chance for Game 2 or Game 3.

Philadelphia 76ers Robert Covington has been with the Philadelphia 76ers since almost the beginning of "The Process". However, during the regular-season games against the Heat, Redick only shot 8-of-30 from three.

Sixers fans have endured five straight years of losing seasons, and just two years ago, the Sixers had went 10-72.

However, Amir Johnson might be the best option you can dream up for the Sixers, considering his veteran leadership and playoff experience during his career. Richardson and Covington are both part of the "3-and-D" movement in the National Basketball Association. Big and quick, Fultz can get to the rim and finish like a young Derrick Rose in his prime, and the comeback was seen to be well and truly on when he finished the season posting a triple-double, the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to ever do so.

Klay Thompson scored a game-high 27 points and Kevin Durant chipped in with 24 as Golden State began its title defense with an easy win over San Antonio in Oakland, Calif.

The Raptors host Game 2 on Tuesday.

The series will then move to Miami for games three and four.

The Heat (6) are hoping their centers, Hassan Whiteside and rookie rebounding extraordinaire Bam Adebayo, can take advantage of Embiid's absence.

Philadelphia beat Miami 130-103 in Game 1 on Saturday.

"That's part of Joel's return-to-play plan", Brown said.

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