After Saturday’s dominating second half performance by Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers the Superbook of Las Vegas, Westgate, has moved the series price of the Sixers to -700 against Miami’s +500. Simmons missed a triple-double by one rebound in the Sixers 130-103 victory on Saturday night. Updated NBA Playoff Series Prices (April 15).
The Philadelphia rookie point guard finished the win over the Heat with 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut. A report this morning by multiple sports portals stated that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid cleared the concussion protocol on Saturday night. However, ESPN.com, published a declaration that Embiid will not play in Game #2 on Monday.
The Associated Press piece mentioned that “the Game 1 victory sure didn’t surprise Embiid. He had already mapped out the 76ers’ road to an NBA championship on his Instagram feed. Embiid posted a photo burst of teams in order of a potential road toward a Process title. He started with the Heat, followed by Boston, then a picture of him hugging Cleveland’s LeBron James. And concluding with Embiid looking at Golden State’s Draymond Green.”
The Sixers, who set an NBA record with 16 straight wins to end the season pulled away from the Heat in the third period outscoring Miami 34-18 for the Game #1 series win.
Sunday first-round playoff schedule
- Milwaukee at Boston 1:10 p.m ET – TNT
- Indiana at Cleveland 3:35 p.m. ET – ABC
- Utah at Oklahoma City 6:30 p.m. ET – TNT
- Minnesota at Houston 9:00 p.m. ET -TNTThe World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook updated NBA Playoff Series Prices: