Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

NBA Playoff roundup: Raptors snap Game 1 hex, defeat Wizards

NBA Playoff roundup: Raptors snap Game 1 hex, defeat Wizards

"The atmosphere was wonderful, " Simmons said. Then Philly rebounded and stayed neck and neck with Miami until the Heat took a 60-56 lead into halftime. "There is a gratitude that I have, we have". Games in the National Basketball Association playoffs are more physical, more intense and more meaningful than contests throughout the regular season, and Philadelphia is aiming to show it belongs on this stage against Miami.

"If it was my decision, I would play, but I can't get back out on the court if I don't have the OK from them", said Embiid.

Defending NBA champions the Golden State Warriors swept aside the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to open their playoff campaign. And, by their entire body of work, the 76ers shouldn't be laying this many points to the Heat.

Canberran Mills was given the job of guarding Thompson and it proved mission impossible.

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The 76ers and Heat are playing Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Thompson found his shot and scored 27 points, making 11 of 13 shots.

"That's what Klay is best at, knocking down the jump shot".

The Boomers star missed three of his five field goals for five points.

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J.J. Redick led the Sixers in scoring with 28 points (four three-pointers) and Marco Belinelli, a late addition to the roster after the Hawks bought out his contract in February and Philadelphia signed shortly after, added 25 points (four three-pointers) off the bench.

The Warriors host game two on Monday, with games three and four in San Antonio.

Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 114-106 to snap a 10-game losing streak in play-off series openers.

The teams will compete in Game 2 in Philadelphia before the series moves to South Beach.

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Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for the east's top seeds.

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