James Harden flexes in red uniform
(Mitchell Leff)

Sixers Take 1-0 Lead Over Nets With 121-101 Win Saturday

The Philadelphia 76ers took a 1-0 series lead with a 121-101 win on Saturday in Game 1 of their First Round series against the Brooklyn Nets.  

The 76ers have won each of their last five playoff games against the Nets dating back to April 15, 2019. There have only been three longer playoff win streaks against a single opponent in team history (Elias Sports Bureau).  

Philadelphia’s 21 three-pointers in Game 1 represent a new franchise record for three-pointers in a playoff game (18 3FG, twice).  

Philadelphia shot 48.8% from three (21-43) and 100% from the foul line (16-16), marking the second time in franchise history that the team shot at least 45.0% from deep and 100.0% from the free throw line in the postseason (May 16, 2001), per Stathead. 

The 76ers turned 14 offensive rebounds into 21 second-chance points, outscoring Brooklyn, 21-3 in that category. Five of P.J. TUCKERs seven rebounds were offensive boards.  

The 76ers swiped 14 steals in Game 1, their most in a playoff game since the team tallied 15 steals against Detroit on April 25, 2008 (Stathead). 

JAMES HARDEN finished with 23 points and a game-high 13 assists, marking his third 20-point, 10-assist playoff game as a 76er. These three games are the fourth-most by any player in franchise playoff history (Stathead). 

Harden’s seven three-pointers (of 13) match his career high for made threes in a playoff game. He is the fourth 76er ever to have at least seven made threes in a playoff game (Stathead). 

JOEL EMBIID produced a team-high 26 points (7-15 FG), marking the 19th 25-point game of his playoff career. That is the seventh-most by 76er in team playoff history (Stathead). 

PAUL REED posted a playoff career-high 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while also adding in four rebounds and two steals. 

NEXT UP: Game two of the first-round returns to South Philadelphia for a 7:30 pm ET tip off on ESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic