Brooklyn Nets VS Philadelphia 76ers (Game 5) Tuesday 04/23/19 ET
The Brooklyn Nets return to Philadelphia on Tuesday with their season on the line against the 76ers in Game 5. After winning the series opener in Philly, they’ve lost three straight.
Over the first three games, the starting group of D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll, Rodions Kurucs and Jarrett Allen was minus-35 over 25 minutes together, with an offensive rating of 82.5, a defensive rating of 141.4 and a net rating of -58.9. Philly starters even without Joel Embiid in Game 3 had taken control of both Games 2 and 3 at the start of the third quarter.
LeVert scored 25 points with six assists, following up his 26-point outing in Game 3. Dudley had eight points and five assists in 20 minutes
LeVert is now shooting 49.2 percent overall and 47.8 percent from 3-point range for the series, averaging 21.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, while Russell is leading the Nets with 22.3 points per game in the playoffs.
The Nets shot 12-for-38 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range in Game 4 on Saturday and are now shooting 33.1 percent for the series after shooting 35.3 percent during the regular season.
The 76ers return to South Philadelphia for Game 5 of their first-round duel with the Brooklyn Nets with a 3-1 lead and a singular mission to close out the series. Ben Simmons, who has emerged as a dominant force in the series
The Sixers showed grit in Saturday’s Game 4, notching a 112-108 comeback victory behind Joel Embiid’s 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, six block,
The Brooklyn Nets are 46-40-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 42-43-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia 76ers are 41-45-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 44-41-0 against the over/under
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