The Philadelphia 76ers hosted the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs on Tuesday night.
Unfortunately for the Nets, their offense failed to show up in the first quarter of an elimination.
Through the first eight minutes of the first quarter, the Nets scored just three points. Over the finals minutes of the quarter, Brooklyn found a few extra buckets to post a respectable 15 total points.
Facing a 3-1 deficit in the series, the Nets were outscored 32-15 in Philadelphia.
Halfway thru 1Q and the score is…
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2019
The 76ers got off to a 14-0 lead in the first five minutes of the quarter and the Nets didn’t score their first points until the midway point of the quarter.
It was an embarrassing start to the quarter that could have ended in absolute disaster of the team didn’t turn it on over the final six minutes.
Brooklyn scored 15 points over the final 6:08 of the quarter to keep Philadelphia from running away with the win and the series.
Caris LeVert paced the Nets with eight points in the quarter. Star 76ers forward Joel Embiid poured in a quarter-high 10 points, nearly matching the Nets in scoring in the first quarter.
Can the Nets fight back?
Stay tuned for the second quarter coming up on TNT.