Listen: Sixers, Nets And Jared Allen discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Long last the play offs have worked become a reality. And after the utter anti-climax of less tweaks the season they start with the Bank three of the four road teams one on Saturday, and we're gonna go in chronological order here. Start with the game of the day. Saturday Brooklyn at Philly, and it was unclear what the severity of Joel embiid's knee injury was Elton brand said he was out to mystic that. He could play that Embiid was officially listed as doubtful his presser on Friday. He said he generally didn't know if he's going to play spotted before the game wearing a knee brace, which he then ditched because he said it didn't feel comfortable and he did play. But to no avail as the Sixers were trounced pretty much throughout by the nets. The tenor of the game changed pretty quickly. You had this early stretch where I think it was in the first minute of the game and beat got Jared Allen twice for fouls. And they. Atkinson it up keeping journal in basically for his regular minutes at that point. And the Sixers got into bonus early and they were getting some rhythm. But basically as soon as that little run subsided. It was overwhelmingly nets. Now, some of that was Philly missing every single three pointer imaginable, especially think there was something like oh for nine in the first quarter. But also there were some bigger structural problems than I think, that's the reason why to me of the three home teams that lost on Saturday. That's the reason along with him beads injury. Why the Sixers should be the most concern? Yeah. Be injury. Number one. Obviously is very very concerning. And I thought it was very clear number one his conditioning. Clearly was not. There is movement was not there. He admitted after the game that he was taking more jumpers because he didn't feel comfortable and the Sixers they have some good three point shooters. But JJ radical took four of those twenty five three point shots. Mike, Scott, he'll go better than one free. But embiid. In the two guys that you really need to stop from shooting. Threes are Tobias Harris and JJ Roddick and those guys combined fully six three pointers. The nets did an excellent job taking away the three I thought and while the Sixers were excellent on the offense of glass and that kept them in it for a time towards the end of the first half. It really seemed like all of the weaknesses for the Sixers and all of the strengths for the nets that we talked about as to why this series could be more of a mismatch than it seemed on paper. I'll actually it's true because to six two five net rating but during the season, but why it seemed like less of a mismatch in the star talent for the Sixers would indicate that all came home to roost. They really had all those same weaknesses that we talked about for large portions of the game.."