The Sixers won 145-123, with a 51-point third-quarter powering their offensive explosion. According to STATS, that tied the postseason record for the highest-scoring quarter by one team.
Ben Simmons had a Game 1 to forget, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three turnovers. He also walked back postgame comments he made criticizing the Philadelphia fans who had booed the team.
Simmons was excellent on Monday, posting a triple-double (18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds).