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NBA Playoffs 2018: 5 keys to Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat matchup

NBA Playoffs 2018: 5 keys to Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat matchup

"Based on how they're playing now they can go all the way".

Philadelphia's short odds are largely a reflection of the recent 16-game winning streak as well as their favorable playoff seeding.

While Joel Embiid has averaged a double-double this year, Ben Simmons has set the court alight in his rookie season and is nearly a certainty to run away with the Rookie of the Year award.

Post-Embiid injury, the 76ers need help, especially in the form of a creative guard who can manufacture offense off the bench - a bill Fultz exactly fits. 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.

The first thing these Sixers will have to do to prove me right is show that they belong.

Redskins 2018 preseason schedule announced
Need I say more? The Redskins will make their FedExField debut a week later in a nationally televised tilt against the Jets. Also, the Falcons and Bucs are familiar preseason opponents for Jacksonville, and were both on the schedule last season.

But the Sixers have exceeded their fans wildest dreams, and Simmons, his unselfish play and his ability to take over games when the team needs him to, are a big part of why the team has home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The Sixers were 2-2 against the Pacers during the regular season and they're the last team that the Sixers lost to, while the Sixers were 1-1 against Houston.

Ever since they took over the Lakers' basketball operations a year ago, Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have founded their rebuilding project around the acquisition of one or two elite free agents this summer - or next summer, they've recently amended.

Bucks: Jabari Parker scored 25 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

76ers: The NBA rule says players must wear a clear mask but Embiid and the Sixers could petition the league for a change.

Apple HomePod Sales Off to Slow Start
It leaves open the prospect that Apple's numbers will improve when HomePod's hardware, software, and pricing issues are addressed. In late January, it accounted for roughly one-third of the smart speaker unit sales in the U.S.

While no one expected the Miami Heat to repeat their second-half rampage of the 2016-17 season, a return to the playoffs after missing after last season was a more than realistic expectation.

For games in March and April, Brown was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.

Philadelphia seems to have got the easier side of the draw in the early rounds of the playoffs avoiding the likes of Raptors or Cavs in the first round.

The Aussie has piled up a staggering 12 triple-doubles this season and has done it all for his team averaging an fantastic 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this season.

Benches Clear In Wild Brawl During Rockies-Padres Game
The Padres had taken notice of the Rockies pitchers throwing inside in the series' previous two games, both won by the Padres. The big-hitting Arenado then threw a couple of huge punches at the backpedaling Perdomo, but didn't land anything squarely.