NBA Playoffs: Breaking down the 76ers-Heat series

Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018

They can do this by taking advantage of their 16-game winning streak and a weak Eastern Conference, making the NBA Finals. In four games against the 76ers this season, he averaged 14.0 points on 37.5 percent shooting to go with 4.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

Fultz got a surprise water shower during his postgame interview.

After missing each of his first two National Basketball Association seasons due to injury and being limited to 31 games in 2016-17, Embiid played a career-high 63 games this season.

He used rookie point guard Ben Simmons as an example.

The All-Star center sustained a fractured orbital bone when collided with Markelle Fultz on March 28 and missed the remainder of the regular season. "You really just don't know any better". "But me going into the game, I'm going to play the way I play".

Miami concluded the 2018 regular season by defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 in overtime on Wednesday night to help the Heat wrap up the No. 6 seed. And if muddying the water before clearing Embiid to play in Game 1 helps the Sixers get even a slight edge, Brown is sayng exactly the right thing. But there's plenty of young (Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown) and veteran (Al Horford, Marcus Morris) talent on a 55-game victor that features one of the league's best coaches in Brad Stevens.

"I think everybody feels that way", Whiteside said. That's probably not going to happen either.

Fultz missing the majority of the season loomed over the Sixers' season, but could now prove to be a blessing in disguise as Philadelphia could benefit from his fresh legs and opposing teams' limited scouting opportunities on the rookie. I thought that finishing a few games above.500 and maybe getting the seventh or eighth playoff spot would represent a good year for this squad.

Under is 7-1 in Heat last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The duo have been absolutely magnificent this season and have often carried the team on their backs and took them past the finish line.

In those 32 games, the Sixers have ranked fifth in offence (111.0 points per 100 possessions) and second defensively (99.7).

The 76ers won 75 games combined from 2013-17, with the nadir a ten-win season in 2015/16.