Johnson busted with cell in game, fined by 76ers

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2019

Imagine telling someone a few years ago the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets would be meeting in the NBA Playoffs in 2019.

Best path: Nets hit the Sixers with the stunner in Game 1, protect home court behind better role player shooting and close Philly out at home when the pressure gets to be too much. If Embiid isn't giving them 27 and 13, the team isn't good enough to win.

While the third-seeded 76ers are the favorite to win the series, the Nets are a scrappy team and they'll need everyone healthy to win games.

Joel Embiid was caught along with Johnson looking at what appeared to be Johnson's phone on the bench.

"I'll be shocked if you don't see a different Ben Simmons in game two", Brown said. If Butler can bring the same energy and intensity he had on Sunday morning for Game 2 of the series, expect Philadelphia to tie things back up at 1-1.

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"If you're going to boo, then stay on that side".

"I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick and he was checking on her", Embiid said. The Sixers won that first game without him. Unfortunately, they're still unsure if Embiid will be able to play on Saturday.

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly boos.

76ers: Butler and Tobias Harris are both eligible for free agency and could stick around after they were acquired in mid-season trades.

The Sixers said Johnson would be dealt with quickly, and shortly after the game, the team released a statement saying that Johnson had been fined. "Now that we've attracted them into our system, we're going to work really hard at keeping them around for a while", Josh Harris said. "I'm focused on the Brooklyn Nets".

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