NBA playoffs wrap 2019: 76ers bounce back vs. Nets

Ben Simmons didn't play well in his first playoff outing of the season, but posted a triple-double in Game 2.

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.   -  (Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets shocked Philadelphia 76ers with a Game 1 upset, but the home team bounced back on Monday.

The 76ers secured a convincing 145-123 win over the Nets in the second game of their first-round series, clearing some of the pressure they were likely feeling after a slow start to the postseason.

Ben Simmons didn't play well in his first playoff outing of the year, but posted a triple-double in Game 2. He finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming just the third 76ers player to record multiple triple-doubles in the playoffs.

The Nets' young guards couldn't replicate Saturday's production. Spencer Dinwiddie recorded a team-high 19 points for Brooklyn, though.

The playing field is even now, and the 76ers will have to bring energy to New York to swing the tide their way.

The 76ers’ victory evened the series at 1-1. The two teams will meet again on Thursday in Game 3 in Brooklyn.

 

Stud of the Night

Joel Embiid totaled a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia.

Dud of the Night

Ed Davis followed up his double-double showing from Game 1 with two points and one rebounds in just six minutes of playing time.

 

Highlight

Jarrett Allen reached up high to catch this pass and finish an emphatic alley-oop slam.

What's Next?

Magic at Raptors 8 p.m. ET — Orlando secured an unexpected win against Toronto in Game 1. The Raptors have been one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference all season, so they'll need to respond and play at a much higher level on Tuesday.