76ers, Heat to face-off in Game 1 Saturday; Playoff schedule released

76ers, Heat to face-off in Game 1 Saturday; Playoff schedule released

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

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Philadelphia 76ers in one of the National Basketball Association games that will determine the playoff seeding on Wednesday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA. Bucks vs 76ers live stream is on Watch ESPN.

That appears to be the same mask he was wearing in an Instagram video a day earlier.

Embiid, who suffered the injury when he and Sixers team-mate Markelle Fultz collided on March 28, was fitted for a protective facemask an practised at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday. At one point, the Sixers led 72-37 - at the same time the Flyers were down 7-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League playoffs.

"I think everybody knows me, and everybody knows that I love playing", he said. He is a 6-foot-10 point guard who probably will draw one of Miami's frontcourt players like James Johnson as a primary defender, rather than stick any of the Heat guards in that size disadvantage.

Embiid said he hoped the National Basketball Association would allow him to wear a black mask that made him look like the 76ers' version of Zorro.

Embiid said he will likely miss the first game of the playoffs this weekend but hopes to be back soon.

"We do stuff slowly", Brown said.

The Sixers will head into the series as the first team ever to finish the regular season with a 16 game winning streak. He finished the game with six points and 20 rebounds.

The Bucks entered their regular-season finale having won seven of 10 games and occupying sixth place in the East. "With a clear mask, it feels like there's so much reflection and I can't really see", said Embiid. Midway through the first quarter, they were out of contention against the Sixers, with their fate in the hands of a handful of teams near the bottom of the playoff picture. Actually, I wouldn't say that because I don't think I'm ready to play, because it still doesn't feel all the way right.

He played 37 minutes against the Grizzlies to clinch his 10 rebound per game average to go with his 25.4 points and 10.3 assists. The Heat held them to just 101 points per 100 possessions in their four meetings, but the Sixers, who led the league in passes per possession and ranked second in player movement, have since become more hard to defend.

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