Demand for Sixers' playoff tickets among highest in National Basketball Association

Demand for Sixers' playoff tickets among highest in National Basketball Association

The Warriors, still without Steph Curry, raced to an early lead in the first game in their best-of-seven series with Kevin Durant hitting 24 points and adding eight rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 27 points.

Redick scored 28 points and Ben Simmons posted a near triple-double (17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds) as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 130-103 in Game 1 of their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. "The Process", a series of horrific seasons that resulted in high draft picks, appears to be complete as the Sixers enter the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league. Philadelphia successfully covered the seven-point spread, and the game went over the total of 212 points.

Redick scored 28 and went 4-of-6 on 3s, showing that his "opportunity is now" mindset is clicking on all cylinders.

The teams will compete in Game 2 in Philadelphia before the series moves to South Beach.

Despite starting the game 3 of 11 shooting and falling behind 19-12, the Heat handled the energy in the building well and responded with a 23-5 run to take an impressive 12-point lead in the first quarter. Olynyk and James Johnson, who closed with 13 points, three rebounds and four assists, were leading the charge.

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The Heat shot 26 percent in the third and were outscored 34-18.

The 76ers were forced to play without their best player, center Joel Embiid.

Embiid was a spectator in Game 1 of the first-round series because of a broken orbital bone around his left eye.

Embiid will likely return to the court at some point in this series. But even if all those shots aren't dropping, they won't be significantly easier to guard in Game 2 on Monday. When he does make it back, Embiid will sport a protective facial mask.

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