On Saturday afternoon the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were back in action.
Philadelphia bounced back with two straight wins after dropping the series-opener. Without Joel Embiid in Game 3, Ben Simmons stepped up for the 76ers, dropping 31 points en route to a 131-115 win.
It was the second-straight game Philadelphia scored at least 131 points.
That offensive explosion has been stifled – albeit only a little – in Game 4.
The Nets took a 63-57 lead into the half. Brooklyn is attempting to even the series and the Nets have shown some fight here in the second half.
Brooklyn and Philadelphia players actually came to blows after a hard foul early in the third quarter. Joel Embiid fouled Jarrett Allen early in the third quarter, which led to a pushing match that extended into the first row of seats.
Check it out.
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Nets forward Jared Dudley and 76ers star Jimmy Butler were both ejected from the contest for being “escalators” in the situation.
That’s a win for the Nets, one the team will take every time.
As is stands right now, Brooklyn holds a 72-67 lead with just over six minutes left in the third quarter. Can the Nets hang on to even the series?