Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

  • Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

With 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Sixers' 130-95 win against the Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, Fultz entered his name in the National Basketball Association record books, becoming the youngest player ever to achieve a triple-double.

In Cleveland, LeBron James played in his 82nd game, scored 10 points and then got some rest for the playoffs in the Cavaliers' loss to NY in coach Jeff Hornacek's final game with the Knicks. Antetokounmpo leads in rebounds with 10.0 while Bledsoe tops in assists with 5.1 per game.

Embiid was asked whether he thought he could be ready to play in Game 1 of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs and said "Unlikely, but there's still a chance".

The Philadelphia 76ers won their 16th straight game to close out the National Basketball Association regular season, setting an National Basketball Association record for longest win streak to end a regular season and clinching the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Philadelphia and Miami split their season series 2-2 with the Sixers winning the first two and the Heat winning the last two. New Orleans has the sixth seed in the West, while San Antonio goes in as the No. 7 seed against the defending-champion Warriors.

In Sacramento, Willie Cauley-Stein had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help the Kings finish the regular season with a victory over Houston. Cleveland has the fourth seed in the East and will open against Indiana.

While it's obviously fun to watch the Sixers continue to gel and win on the court, the team has been successful because they are just that, a team. The Sixers lost, 4-1, in the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers that year.

The Philadelphia 76ers blew out the Milwaukee Bucks by 35 points at the Wells Fargo Center to head into the playoffs riding a 16-game winning streak.

Embiid worked out before Wednesday's game, wearing a black mask that covered most of his face. Jabari Parker was high-man at the half for the Bucks with 16.

Embiid, who entertained the crowd during timeouts, hasn't played since March 28 when he suffered a broken bone around his left eye in a collision with Fultz.

The Eastern Division is full of question marks with the #1 seeded Toronto Raptors and their recent history of lackluster playoff performances, and the #2 seed Boston Celtics suffering injuries to several key players including star point guard Kyrie Irving.