76ers demolish Bucks for 16th straight victory

Hope Soto
April 13, 2018

Embiid wore a black mask that covered the top part of his face and would need to play with one in the postseason.

Markelle Fultz registered his first career triple-double as the Philadelphia 76ers won their 16th straight game and locked up the third seed in the playoffs with a 130-95 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Embiid believes there are very specific advantages to wearing a black mask vs. a clear mask, and he told reporters he is going to petition the league to wear his in the playoffs, whenever he decides to return.

Doctors are pleased with how Joel Embiid is progressing in his recovery from a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, but he likely won't be cleared in time to play in Game 1 of the Sixers' opening playoff series. Embiid suffered the injury March 28 in an on-court collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.

Philadelphia opened up a 30-point first-quarter lead on Milwaukee and held an 80-44 lead at halftime.

"I think everybody knows me, and everybody knows that I love playing".

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"I'll probably fall asleep tonight and wake up in the middle of the night and start crying", said Towns. Donning an all-black mask, Embiid took the floor a couple hours before the game and got shots up, looking comfortable and confident with the new apparel on.

"We brought the city back to where it needs to be", Butler said of the Timberwolves, who earned their first playoff berth in 14 years.

The series will head south to Miami for game three and four on Thursday, April 18 and Saturday, April 21.

Casey says the Raptors have been mindful of minutes all season for the team's "high-usage" players like Lowry and DeRozan.

Much of Fultz's rookie season was marred by a shoulder injury that kept him out of the lineup for 68 games and dramatically impacted his shooting technique, but his triple-double in the season finale provides a glimpse of what he's capable of when fully healthy.

"If (they) have a shirt made of this dunk already then your the (goat emoji)", added Mitchell, who played his sophomore season at Louisville while Simmons was immersed in an National Basketball Association culture previous year. Justin Anderson led the Sixers with 25 points and Dario Saric had 24.

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