PHILADELPHIA – 76ers are on their way to the second round of playoffs, and Brooklyn Nets coach Kenneth Atkinson does not see their run anytime soon.
“They go for big things and I think they can compete for a championship, frankly.” Atkinson said after Philadelphia beat online 122-100 on Tuesday to win the first round of playoffs 4-1.
After releasing Game 1 at home, Philadelphia beat four consecutive wins. With 122 points in Game 5 up their series totaling up to 612, the Sixers first team with at least 600 points in their first five games since the Los Angeles Lakers (600) and Phoenix Suns (618) in the 1989 season, according to ESPN statistics and information.
Sixers hope to keep the score against the Toronto Raptors, who also advanced to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference on Tuesday by winning their first round series against the Orlando Magic 4-1
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While the Raptors went 3-1 against Sixers during the regular season, Philadelphia’s collective confidence in what lies ahead retrieved Atkinson’s claim.
“That’s what we think. We think we can win everything,” said Joel Embiid, who put out Game 3 with left knee tenderness but averaged 27 points, 14.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3 blocks in Games 4 and 5. “It will obviously take a lot. You have some good teams in the league. We will play one of them, and then the next will not be easy, whether Milwaukee or Boston, and then you have the vest, which is pretty tough.
“We just have to take a game at a time, but we understand that we have got all the talents we need, especially to win everything. “
Philadelphia found its rhythm at both ends that the series wore on and keeps the net to 40 percent shot in games 4 and 5.
with getting into the postseason with only 10 games played with their launch unit Embiid, Ben Simmons , Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick, were the group outstanding in the four games played together against the net, which managed Brooklyn 141-70 in 49 minutes played it together, according to NBA.com.
“We have a team that slowly come together, “said Sixers coach Brett Brown.” They don’t have the luxury of lots of games and much context to share … These guys have been good at trying to form a team. And so when you say high goals compared to reaching the second round we have more to do, this is good. Beating Brooklyn and continuing to the second round. This is good. And it can’t be discredited as … we still have more to do, much more to do. “
Sixers went on a 30-6 lead in the first quarter Tuesday and never looked back, leading up to as many as 39 points.
Emblematic for the rest of the series, Games 5 did not go without any chippiness  With Philadelphia leading 118-91 with less than two minutes to go Jonah Bolden fell Rodions Kurucs, the net ahead excepted the contact and shot the ball, and then Greg Monroe of Sixers and Dzanan Musa of the Nets got some After an official review, all four players were thrown out.
This followed Embiids picking up two flagrant insults earlier in the series and the Butler and the Net exclusion & Jared Dudley in Game 4.
Sixers have now validated their first set of back-to-back 50 winning seasons since the mid-1980s with their first set of back-to-back trips to the second round of playoffs since 1999 to 2001.
“I think it’s just the playoffs,and I think it gives the best of good players, “Simmons said. “I think everyone is rare on the same wave concept to where we are trying to win a championship. Trying to get on the same side with it.”