Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 4-1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs to advance to the Eastern conference semi finals

This is the second year the men of coach Brett Brown are succeeding to get to this level after they got passed a *Miami Heat side led by Dwayne Wade,* before crashing out of the semi’s to Boston Celtics last year.

25-year-old All-star, Joel Embiid and a host of other stars: Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons came back in the series, winning four games in spin after loosing the first game of the series.

Embiid’s health is a big concern going forward, as he missed out on game 3 of the series due to a sore knee. Nevertheless, he averaged an impressive 24.7 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks putting him in the mix for the MVP of the playoffs together with Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Buks.

*complete series results*

Game 1
Nets 111-102 76ers

Game 2
76ers 145-123 Nets

Game 3
76ers 131-115 Nets

Game 4
76ers 112-108 Nets

Game 5
76ers 122-100 Nets

A series that was meant to last 7 game’s was finished off in game 5 because of the explosiveness of the 76ers side.

Philadelphia 76ers would play the number 2 seed in the East, Toronto raptors who also lost their first game against Orlando magic before sweeping the next four games in the series.

By GIOVANNI WANNEH