Belinelli scored 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt) while adding three assists and a rebound in 20 minutes off the bench in Thursday's 108-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 2. He led the Sixers' second unit in scoring, and Belinelli has been a very steady outside threat in the postseason, scoring in double digits in seven straight games. The team may need a little more from him Saturday back home in Game 3 if they're going to climb back into the series, however.
Belinelli netted 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added one rebound and one assist across 28 minutes during Philadelphia's 117-101 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. As was the case during the first round, Belinelli served as the most reliable source of scoring on the Sixers' second unit to open the series against the Celtics. The veteran sharpshooter once again saw a hefty load of minutes, as well, and he's now scored in double digits in all six of Philadelphia's postseason contests. He'll look to continue making solid contributions off the bench in Thursday's Game 2.
Belinelli tallied 21 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds and one steal across 33 minutes in Thursday's 128-108 victory over the Heat. Belinelli is the sharpshooter of the second unit, but also finds playing time with the starters when they need to go small. He was the only guard off the bench to reach double-digit minutes, so he is locked in as the go-to guard off the bench and he could continue to post high-scoring affairs based on his streaky shooting.
Belinelli went for 25 points (9-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), two rebounds, two assists and three steals across 33 minutes in Philadelphia's 130-103 win over the Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Belinelli was nearly as dynamic as the man he backs up, J.J. Redick, who led all scorers with 28 points. The veteran sharpshooter put up the most shot attempts of any player on the Sixers for the night and tied both Redick and Dario Saric for the team lead in made threes (four). Belinelli's scoring punch off the bench figures to continue playing a pivotal role for the Sixers as the series unfolds.
Belinelli will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Bucks, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. The Sixers originally confirmed that Redick was starting as usual, but he was then a late scratch with what's being listed as lower back tightness. That allows Belinelli to pick up the start at shooting guard, likely giving him a slight uptick in usage. That said, Belinelli already logged 30 or more minutes in the three of his last four games, so his workload likely won't see a drastic increase. Look for T.J. McConnell to also see added run in the backcourt with Redick out.
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