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Olynyk, Heat to duel with 76ers in Round 1

Olynyk, Heat to duel with 76ers in Round 1

The Sixers enter the postseason on a 16-game winning streak.

His ability to just play his game is part of the reason why the Sixers aren't concerned about a lack of playoff experience.

His teammates doused Fultz with strawberry milk, chocolate milk and water in celebration of the record feat.

The Sixers are officially in the playoffs. He had a reference-laden tweet that covered everything from Bane to the Phantom of the Opera to the 76ers' Process on Wednesday.

Embiid said he will likely miss at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend because of the injury.

This will be the second postseason meeting between these two teams, with the Heat winning 4-1 in the first round in 2011. The Sixers were 1-3 against No. 1-seed Toronto, beating the Raptors in their last meeting in January.

"Now that the Sixers have learned to play without Embiid over the final weeks of the season, the 7'2" monster center's return promises to create havoc for opposing teams. It's definitely a confidence builder and just keep trying to build up going into the playoffs. I hope it does.

— had 22 assists, eight steals, three blocks.

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Embiid said on Wednesday it's "unlikely but still a chance", he plays in Game 1.

With Game 1 tipping off on Saturday, April 14 at 8 PM ET, this matchup is undoubtedly going to a battle. Against Miami, they can run the floor with their fast guards and flexible wing players for all 48 minutes, which could take a toll on a slower team like the Heat. Jabari Parker matched that coming off the bench with the Bucks with Malcolm Brogdon adding 13 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tony Snell each pitching in 10.

"Right from the start, there were problems", Bucks coach Joe Punty said.

"I feel I've been the best defensive player in the league this year", Embiid said.

Embiid, who has since been cleared of a concussion suffered from the accidental headbutt, had surgery on March 31.

I think no matter how this team fares in the playoffs this season has been a tremendous success and the fan base in the city of brotherly love should be thrilled for years to come. Justin Anderson led the Sixers with 25 points and Dario Saric had 24.