The biggest game on Wednesday's slate is the Denver at Minnesota contest, the first last-day-of-season game in 21 years where the victor will go to the playoffs and the loser will miss the postseason.
Lost a bit in the Sixers' remarkable 16-game winning streak to finish 52-30 with the No. 3 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference is the development of Fultz.
The Heat should be able to chew clock and play enough defence to slow the Sixers down in this series, but they don't have the firepower to pull out victories late in games. Actually, I wouldn't say that because I don't think I'm ready to play, because it still doesn't feel all the way right. "They've just been there for me and have boosted my confidence, that why I love them".
Ben Simmons is unquestionably the Rookie of the Year and Fultz has been a pleasant surprise over the past two weeks, but neither player can hit the broadside of a barn.
Ever since they took over the Lakers' basketball operations a year ago, Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have founded their rebuilding project around the acquisition of one or two elite free agents this summer - or next summer, they've recently amended. In a play nearly too poetic for a Philadelphia team accustomed to losing stars to injury, Fultz's right shoulder collided with Embiid's eye, leaving Embiid with a concussion and orbital fracture requiring surgery. "When you get into the coaching rhythm you're not really aware of statistics and I wasn't aware that he was that close to a triple-double".
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.
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Unfortunately, Aaron Judge ended the no-hit bid with a leadoff double, followed up by an infield single by Stanton. Gray walked Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt and Mookie Betts hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly.
Bucks: Jabari Parker scored 25 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"He will not play in Game 1", Brown told The Dan Patrick Show on Friday.
The 76ers won 75 games combined from 2013-17, with the nadir a ten-win season in 2015/16.
The Sixers have been given surprisingly short odds thanks to the emergence of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Oh yeah and all that chatter about Brett Brown being recognized as the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Embiid leads Philadelphia in points (23.2) and rebounds (11.1) per game.