That game will be on Monday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. — the same start time for Game 2 on Wednesday and Game 3 on Friday. Game 4 will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m., with Games 5-7 (if necessary) yet to have determined start times.
“And so this American thing that we’re going through with George Floyd and the flash points that we’ve all experienced here in the United States, it’s not unique to this nation,” added Brown, who worked with Mills on the Spurs and Australia’s national team.
Brown’s 360-degree dunk with just under eight minutes left in the third quarter put the Celtics up 74-59. Boston extended its lead to 98-75 at the end of the third quarter. The Celtics held the 76ers to 22 percent shooting in the period.
76ers: Al Horford, who started Game 1, got the start against the Celtics. … 76ers were 29-2 playing at home in Philadelphia this season, but didn’t have the luxury of a home-court advantage playing in the bubble. … Lost despite outrebounding the Celtics 57-45.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 18, 2020 Championship hopefuls and sixth seeds the 76ers, who are looking to progress beyond the Conference semi-finals for the first time since losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals, face the Celtics in game two on Wednesday (August 19).
The 76ers lost much more than the game. All-Star center Joel Embiid left in the first quarter with what the team called a left ankle injury, and he did not return. He contested a shot, then backed up and stepped awkwardly into the stanchion. He had been averaging 30 points per game since the restart.
“It’s about competitive pride. A belief that the team has more to do and truly have the ability to come back and win,” Brown said. “I feel that’s my mission is to try to help create that and that is where my head is at.”
The Sixers, playing without the injured Ben Simmons, exited the postseason without winning a game in the first round of their Eastern Conference series in Orlando despite 30 points from Joel Embiid and 20 for Tobias Harris in Game 4.
Donovan Mitchell became the first player in NBA history to have two games with 50-plus points and five-plus assists in a single postseason as the Utah Jazz trumped the Denver Nuggets 129-127. Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference […]
“I have a tremendous level of respect for Brett both personally and professionally and appreciate all he’s done for the 76ers organization and the City of Philadelphia,” Brand said. “He did many positive things during his time here, developing young talent and helping position our team for three straight postseason appearances. Unfortunately, we fell well […]