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Outmatched Nets fall to Sixers 121-101 in Game 1 of NBA first-round playoff series – The Denver Post

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PHILADELPHIA — It was over at the top of the fourth quarter.

Backup Sixers center Paul Reed grabbed an offensive rebound, shook Nets wing Royce O’Neale with a behind-the-back dribble, then lost Joe Harris with a pump fake before finishing the play with a layup at the rim.

The Wells Fargo Center crowd erupted. Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn immediately called a timeout. Spencer Dinwiddie flung the ball toward the official closest to the baseline.

“That’s what he does,” said reserve guard Seth Curry, Reed’s former Sixers teammate. “You got to know he’s coming to hit the offensive glass, do the dirty work.”

That play effectively ended the game. It created a 17-point advantage for the Sixers, who went on to win Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the…

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2023-04-15 15:54:49

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