Plus, Dwyane Wade has killed the Sixers this season and Hassan Whiteside won't have to battle with Joel Embiid for at least one game.
In today's edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, the previews of the Bucks' first round playoff series with the Boston Celtics start to surface, we have an update regarding the ancillary development surrounding the team's new arena and much more. The team has yet to establish a timetable for his return, which is significant, since he's so critical to their success. Miami can gain an advantage if they control the pace, forcing Philadelphia to play slow, and use their bench as an advantage.
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.
Joel Embiid grabbed a loose ball and hustled toward midcourt, feigning like he would dunk. Let's just go play loose and free and that could be true. Embiid is an all-around big man who can pull up from nearly anywhere on the court, so I expect this to be a nightmare for the Celtics to deal with. His game is not 100 percent back to his college form; however, with six games left against teams with an average winning percentage of 422, the lack of competition could surely help the young point guard round into form come time for the playoffs. To me, it's because of one guy: Ben Simmons. The Thunder badly need "Hoodie Melo' to show up, knock down some shots and play a little D, otherwise the Jazz will pounce". In the game against the Cavaliers, he was "Lebron-esque" in a sense, taking command of the game late and leading the team to victory, even though the Cavs nearly came back. "It's up to others to decide, but it's my strong opinion that he is the Rookie of the Year". "I can rant and rave right now but I don't think that's the important thing".
With Embiid back the 76ers can possibly make it to the Eastern Conference Finals but their unlikely run should end there when they face LeBron.