The Nets made 14 of their first 23 shots and the starters led them to a 65-49 halftime lead. The Nets shot 59 percent in the first half against a Sixers team that is rebuilding for the long haul.
First-year Philadelphia coach Brett Brown kept at least three starters in the game until the end. Brown called two late timeouts after two Brooklyn 3s stretched the lead to 31.
No one thought the Portland Trail Blazers would make it to the playoffs, much less the conference semifinals. That's perfectly fine for the upstart attitudes of Damian Lillard and his teammates.
Without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers fought valiantly but fell to the Trail Blazers, bringing another season to a disappointing end.
NBA Tonight checks out some strange 'bruh' moments on and off the court on Friday night, including Miami's Josh Richardson taking a bite out of the basketball, comedian Mike Epps tripping and falling and the infamous man in the purple shirt.