NBA DFS Playoff Preview for Monday 4/17/23
“76ers Seek to Extend Series Lead Against Nets in Game 2”
The Philadelphia 76ers will host the Brooklyn Nets for the second game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Center on Monday. After a hard-fought victory in Game 1, the 76ers hold a 1-0 lead in the series and are looking to extend it further.
Although the 76ers emerged with a 20-point differential victory in the series opener, the game was more of a battle than the scoreline suggests. Despite the Nets’ best efforts, the 76ers’ depth and playoff experience allowed them to take control down the stretch. In Game 2, the 76ers will likely rely on their star duo of Joel Embiid and James Harden to lead them to another victory.
The Nets, on the other hand, will look to limit the impact of Embiid and Harden to increase their chances of winning. In Game 1, Embiid led the 76ers with 26 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal, while Harden chipped in with 23 points, four rebounds, 13 assists, and a steal. Tobias Harris also had an impressive performance with 21 points, four rebounds, four assists, and a block.
For the Nets, Mikal Bridges led the way with 30 points, five rebounds, and a block, followed by Cameron Johnson with 18 points, four rebounds, and two assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie with 14 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and a steal.
The 76ers head into Game 2 with a clean bill of health, while the Nets will be without Ben Simmons, who is out for the season with a knee injury.
As the teams prepare to face off again, the 76ers will look to continue their dominant playoff form, while the Nets aim to bounce back and level the series. With both teams hungry for a win, Monday’s matchup is sure to be an exciting one.
“Warriors Look to Even the Series Against the Kings in Game 2 Clash”
The Golden State Warriors will face the Sacramento Kings in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff Series at Golden 1 Center on Monday night. After falling short in Game 1, the Warriors are determined to even the series, which currently stands at 1-0 in favor of the Kings.
In the first game, the Warriors put up an impressive fight but ultimately came up short, losing by a score of 126-123. Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors with 30 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Klay Thompson chipped in with 21 points, six boards, five assists, and a steal. Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole also had solid performances with 17 points each.
However, the Warriors will face some injury concerns heading into Game 2, with Poole listed as questionable due to an ankle injury, while Andre Iguodala is expected to remain out with a wrist injury.
On the other hand, the Kings were able to overcome their sub-par shooting in Game 1 with an impressive 37.5 percent success rate from beyond the arc and a dominant rebounding performance, outrebounding the Warriors 50-41. De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 38 points, five assists, one rebound, and three steals, while Malik Monk chipped in with 32 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
In addition, Trey Lyles had 16 points and six rebounds, Harrison Barnes contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals, and Domantas Sabonis recorded a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, along with two assists and three steals.
As the two teams gear up for their sixth meeting this season, the Warriors will look to even the series, while the Kings aim to build on their Game 1 victory. With both teams possessing high-caliber talent and fighting for a spot in the next round of the playoffs, Monday’s game is sure to be a thrilling clash.
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