A portion of Philadelphians is giddy that the 76ers have secured 50 wins for the first time since 2000-01.
The 76ers (50-30) matched a team-best streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Toronto has clinched the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Australian player has compiled a whopping 12 triple-doubles.
Philadelphia owns a one-game lead over the Cavaliers for third place in the East.More news: Apple announces new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Simmons praises his head coach, Brett Brown, for putting Simmons in the position to succeed. Lance Stephenson had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and eight points in the Pacers' seventh win in nine games.
Brown said Embiid could resume conditioning and shooting as soon as Monday. That could mean a return for the playoffs.
Simmons was satisfied to reach 50 wins for the season, two years after the Sixers finished with a dismal 10-72 record at the foot of the Eastern Conference.
The addition of veterans Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova, both dumped by the Hawks in midseason, has solidified the rotation. Simmons went even further and said that he hasn't even had his interest piqued by any other rookie this season, but his reasoning makes it sound like he wasn't necessarily taking a shot at Mitchell despite the fact that it absolutely reads that way.More news: Gold spikes after Trump warns Russian Federation to 'Get ready'
After logging a 17-19 record in 2017, Brett Brown's squad has strung off one the best record in the entire National Basketball Association in 2018, going 32-11 so far this year, including an insane 14 game win streak over the month of March, and they've done so over the last five game without their best player.
"I think we've pushed through the tough times and I think we're getting a lot better over time.it's been very enjoyable".
Prince has been a bright spot in a long season. Dewayne Dedmon (9.9 points, 7.9 boards), Malcolm Delaney, Kent Bazemore (12.9 points, 3.8 boards, 1.54 steals), Damion Lee and Mike Muscala have to contribute on the offensive end.More news: Bank of America Shares Seen Rising 8% Short Term
He also disputed that he wasn't really a rookie since he was drafted two years ago. Covington has averaged 14.5 points in his last four matchups with Atlanta, making 14 of 33 from 3-point range. With the big man missing all five of Philadelphia's games in April, the point guard has scored 18.8 points per contest. The Hawks have nothing to play for and a loss helps them more than a win does at this point. Philadelphia prevailed in its first visit to Atlanta on November 1, then won March 30 in Philadelphia.