Curry finished with 38 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the game as he knocked down eight treys. "We got great minds behind it", Russell said after the game, via ESPN.
Jimmy Butler scored 36 points for Philadelphia, but Joel Embiid failed to light up the Wells Fargo Centre with a 22-point haul and Ben Simmons only made nine.
TORONTO - For the Orlando Magic, the first game of the playoffs felt a lot like the final few weeks of the regular season: high stakes, small margins, and a big win at the end of the day.
INJURY UPDATE: Joel Embiid is listed as questionable after he was doubtful on the eve of Game 1 with his sore knee. Aaron Gordon had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 16 points and Jonathan Isaac had 11 as the No. 7-seeded Magic became the latest team to beat Toronto in the opening game of a playoff series. Philadelphia was upset at home 111-102, and the favorites might be in trouble for the rest of a series that they are supposed to win.
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Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley were ejected with 4:41 to go, just 19 seconds after they received double-technicals when Durant stripped Beverley and the Clippers guard fell into the scorer's table. Kawhi Leonard tried to answer and force the game into overtime but his long three pointer hit nothing but air.
NEED TO KNOW: The Nets will be trying for their first 2-0 lead in a series since going up 2-0 against the New York Knicks en route to a first-round sweep in 2004.
With three days in between Games 2 and 3, it potentially provides a timeline on when the Lakers will hire their next head coach. Starting point guard Kyle Lowry had a awful game where he scored ZERO points in 34 minutes of action.
Caris LeVert had 23 while Spencer Dinwiddie added another 18 as the Nets' backcourt rotation was unstoppable. Meanwhile, Tobias Harris had just four points. He's been at the center of fans' boos in the past while he was still playing with the Timberwolves after demanding a trade. All in all it was a terrible performance and the 76ers were never really in the game.