#NBAPlayoffs: Brooklyn Nets 111-102 Sixers
The Brooklyn Nets celebrated their return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2014-2015 season with a 111 – 102 away win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Nets guard D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Nets, posting 26 points and four assists in his playoff debut. Caris LeVert added 23 off the bench.
Jimmy Butler scored 36 points and saved the Sixers, widely considered a favoriteto at least reach the East semis, from losing by 25.
Joel Embiid had 22 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in 24 minutes after being a game-time decision with a knee injury.
Game 2 is Monday in Philadelphia.