Sixers Podcast: Sixers take Game 1 + Doc Rivers, Harden disagreement?

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The Sixer Sense Podcast is coming at you after the Sixers won Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets 121-101. The Philadelphia 76ers were in control most of this game and the starters came to play. Joel Embiid scored a team-high 26 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. James Harden was at his best balancing facilitating and scoring with 23 points and 13 rebounds. The other X-Factor of note was Tobias Harris who continued his efficient scoring and gave the Sixers 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Transitioning to the bench, Paul Reed did his job in his 13 minutes of play backing up Embiid. There were some comments surrounding Reed as the backup center after the game where Doc Rivers and Harden seemed to disagree earlier in the season. Is the media reading too much into this or is there a rift brewing between the two?

Lucas Johnson, Christopher Kline, and Jonathan Geib turn the conversation to Sixers versus Nets Game 2 tonight. The Sixers should not have to make any adjustments heading into this game, however, the Nets will likely make some changes to their gameplan. What Nets adjustments should we expect to see and will Doc be prepared early on?

The podcast ends with the group discussing all the other NBA Playoff series that are being played. Some of note are the New York Knicks upsetting the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland and the Sacramento Kings winning a wild shootout versus the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The Kings won their first playoff game at home in 17 years and their arena was rocking. Light the Beam! Lucas, Chris, and Jonathan also give their picks for each playoff series as well as the NBA Champions for the 2022-23 season. At least one of the guys has the Larry O’Brien trophy coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Give the podcast a listen to find out who!

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