In the process, Harris and Embiid became the first pair of Sixers teammates to each score 30-plus points in the same playoff game since 1990. Overall, the game was hard-fought and pretty well played, but neither team has too long to dwell on it now, as they’ll be back at it for Game 2 on Wednesday night. “We needed a scorer, and he showed up the whole game really, but especially in that first half … Him keeping us in the game while I was on the bench was huge.”
Harris obviously isn’t going to drop 35-plus points every night for Philadelphia, but when he’s playing with confidence and in attack mode like he was on Sunday, they become an infinitely better team. Finally able to shake off the rust that accumulates after over a week without a game, Curry connected on six shots – and three 3s – in the second half, and his point production was crucial for Philadelphia to close out the game with a win.