Sixers' Win Streak is Tainted by Tanking

Tanya Simon
April 14, 2018

The No. 1 overall pick from the University of Washington played in the first four games then missed the next 68 games with shoulder issues. The 76ers are arguably the hottest team in the league at the moment having ended the regular season with sixteen consecutive wins. Plus, Joel Embiid can post up against guys like Aaron Baynes, Greg Monroe and Al Horford in this matchup. "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". He wanted more. He warned his players against, as he's said multiple times, "clicking their heels" and being satisfied with just being in the NBA's Sweet 16.

"It was just a matter of going out there and enjoying myself and playing confident", Fultz said.

As Fultz exited the arena following his 13-point, 10-rebound and 10-assist performance, he videotaped the scene in the team parking lot where some of his teammates, including ROY candidate Ben Simmons, were flexing their luxury vehicles. The Sixers clearly need their big man if they're going to make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Dr. J doesn't think the baby Philadelphia 76ers have to wait to get to the top of the National Basketball Association mountaintop. telling TMZ Sports he thinks the team can win it all THIS SEASON. He has scored at least 25 points in 25 games this season, including a season-high 46 points during a 115-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on November 15.

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There are no world-beaters in the Eastern Conference.

James entered the finale averaging 27.7 points, 9.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds. But the 76ers are led by postseason newcomers in Joel Embiid and rookie Ben Simmons - and Embiid is still recovering from a broken orbital bone and concussion as the postseason begins - and will have to overcome their inexperience and a rugged Miami team. The wonder is still there if Embiid will play in any of the further games after Game 1. Simmons has shown in his rookie season that he has superstar potential.

The Sixers have plenty of offensive weapons, so it's on the defensive side where Johnson will be the most important, and it's where he's putting his energy as the Sixers prepare for their first playoff appearance in six years. He averaged a season-high 23.0 points per game in April while making 52.7 percent of his field goals and shooting 52.3 percent on threes.

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