Ben Simmons Leads 76ers To First Playoff Win

Depending on who you speak to Donovan Mitchell could beat Ben Simmons for Rookie of the Year

Depending on who you speak to Donovan Mitchell could beat Ben Simmons for Rookie of the Year

The Spurs' starting five only contributed a combined 33 points, with veteran Rudy Gay coming off the bench to net a team high 15 points.

Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in playoff series openers by beating the Washington Wizards, 114-106, on Saturday. Dwayne Wade has seven points off the bench.

On a night one thought Hassan Whiteside would have the opportunity to shine - especially in a series the Heat badly need him to - he did very little and the Sixers ran past Miami 130-103 to take Game 1 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at the Wells Fargo Center.

Redick scored 28 and went 4-of-6 on 3s, showing that his "opportunity is now" mindset is clicking on all cylinders.

The 76ers were forced to play without their best player, center Joel Embiid.

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It was a fine display of the harmony and success that have enveloped this team over the past two months, and the Heat - after keeping things tiht in the first half - were helpless to find answers to the array of weapons Bryan Colangelo has assembled.

The Philadelphia 76ers, just two years after completing a season in which they lost 72 games, have become great on both ends of the floor.

Miami held Philadelphia to 38.9 percent shooting in the first half. Olynyk and James Johnson, who closed with 13 points, three rebounds and four assists, were leading the charge.

Embiid will likely return to the court at some point in this series.

Decked out in his protective mask, Embiid was in attendance for Game 1 Saturday to ring the ceremonial bell prior to tip-off. The Sixers, though, erased it with a 18-3 run of its own in the second quarter. But even if all those shots aren't dropping, they won't be significantly easier to guard in Game 2 on Monday.

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