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NBA Playoffs 2018: Philadelphia 76ers to face Miami Heat in first round

NBA Playoffs 2018: Philadelphia 76ers to face Miami Heat in first round

Ben Simmons #25 and Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers exchange a hand shake after the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Here is the Sixers-Heat playoff schedule. Three of the four games were decided by six points or less. "Obviously I want to play, but right now I feel like I'm not ready yet. with the way it's been progressing, hopefully I'll be back soon".

"I think everybody knows me, and everybody knows that I love playing". At one point, the Sixers led 72-37 - at the same time the Flyers were down 7-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League playoffs. "There's a lot of accolades I want to get, but I ultimately want to win a ring".

Embiid, who suffered the injury March 29 (AEDT) when he and Markelle Fultz collided, was fitted for a protective facemask and was practising at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Thursday (AEDT). With AP Photos.Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid says it's unlikely he'll be available for at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend.

The Bucks entered their regular-season finale having won seven of 10 games and occupying sixth place in the East. As well as they've played without him, the Sixers go from being pretty comfortable favorites against the lower half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture to being in a dogfight without him.

76ers head coach Brett Brown spoke to ESPN after the game and explained why he thought Fultz' teammates swarming him after he achieved his triple-double was such a special sight to see. Antetokounmpo leads in rebounds with 10.0 while Bledsoe tops in assists with 5.1 per game.

"I feel I've been the best defensive player in the league this year", Embiid said. "It was clear we didn't play very well".

He wore the black mask during pregame shooting drills and would need one in the postseason. 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.

At one stage on Wednesday, the Sixers led 72-37.


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