The defeat marks the Sixers' first loss since their March 13 defeat to the Indiana Pacers and despite previously going 9-0 without injured star center Joel Embiid, his absence was especially felt this game with the 24-year-old later expressing his frustration on Instagram, stating he was "f--g sick and exhausted of being babied".
When asked about the Instagram post, Embiid told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne: "I promised the city the playoffs and I'm not on the court and I may not be on Thursday either".
Sixers coach Brett Brown said there is no specific timetable for Embiid's return. "He wants to be with his team".
Simmons flirted with another triple-double with 24 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.
The Sixers are going with Ilyasova over Amir Johnson, who started the past nine games in place of injured all-star center Joel Embiid.
The series will head south to Miami for game three and four on Thursday, April 18 and Saturday, April 21.
"He's a basketball player, man".
"I think in the second-half we matched their defensive intensity", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
The Turkish player had a lot of success with the Sixers last season after being acquired on November 1, 2016, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a 2020 first-round draft pick, for Jerami Grant. How limited, and what happens if Spoelstra makes it really limited bears watching - not just for this series, but also as a prelude to a potential move away from Whiteside this summer (if Miami can find a taker for him).
The Sixers had won 17 consecutive games before losing to Miami in Game 2 at home.
Strong Winds and Rain for Monday
We get dry slotted from the system, with a dry cold front shifting winds to the northwest on Wednesday. Skies are mostly clear to clear with a decent breeze out of the south around 5 to 15 miles per hour .
Pacers deal LeBron 1st-ever loss in playoff opener
IN led 28-10 before gaining a possession off of a series of missed LeBron James shots and sprinting out in transition. James finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for his 20th playoff triple double and 98th double double.
Glasgow man flees police on foot
Hamilton Police arrested and charged a man after he refused to pull over for a traffic stop on Saturday. Officers say they got complaints that 38-year-old William Clarke had harassed people by Riverside Park.
United suffer shock loss to West Brom, hand title to City
Manchester United are looking to secure a sixth consecutive Premier League victory, something they last achieved in January 2017. West Brom are the bottom team and that indicates how important and decisive the game will be for them; they need points.
Philadelphia Prosecutor Supports New Trial for Meek Mill
Among supporters in the crowd was Mill's 6-year-old son who Fox 29 Philadelphia quoted as saying, "I miss my dad very much". Mill, 30, has been in prison since November for a parole violation, on charges that stem from 2008.