There’s never one reason a team loses a playoff game. It can be tempting to chalk a loss up to one bad play, or to losing the rebounding battle, or to a mistake in scheme—but so much happens in a basketball game and no team is ever perfect, so we can never point to just one cause for a loss.
The Nets' offense was so effective in Game 1 because of their ability to attack the rim. To bounce back, Philadelphia will have to rely more on their off ball help.
April 15, 2019