Joel Embiid 'unlikely' to play in 76ers-Heat Game 1
Apr 13 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers routed the Milwaukee Bucks in the final game of the regular season to clinch third place in the Eastern Conference, as reported by Dan Gelston at the Associated Press.
The Sixers had to win to earn the three spot and they dominated a Bucks team that was fighting for seeding in the playoffs.
Redick was a late scratch with lower back tightness and Simmons, who finished with four points, missed both shots in the first half. "With the way it's been progressing, I'm hopeful I'll be back soon".
Embiid, who suffered the injury when he and Sixers team-mate Markelle Fultz collided on March 28, was fitted for a protective facemask an practised at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Philadelphia opened up a 30-point first-quarter lead on Milwaukee and held an 80-44 lead at halftime.
"I think it's a snapshot into who these guys are".
The Philadelphia 76ers (51-3) are the hottest team in the National Basketball Association winning 15 games in a row. However, he said there have been no complications with his vision or recovery. They have won 52 games and are going into the playoffs with a 16-game winning streak, the longest in National Basketball Association history entering the postseason.
Bucks: Jabari Parker scored 25 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"I feel I've been the best defensive player in the league this year", Embiid said.
They'll face off against the number sixth seed Miami Heat in the first round of the postseason. "It was clear we didn't play very well". The NBA prefers that players wear clear masks, and in 2014 made LeBron James change from a black carbon-fiber mask to the clear version. Embiid said he deserved to win National Basketball Association defensive player of the year, Simmons should be rookie of the year and Brown for coach of the year. The Heat held them to just 101 points per 100 possessions in their four meetings, but the Sixers, who led the league in passes per possession and ranked second in player movement, have since become more hard to defend.