76ers get team-record 15th straight win

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"It was just a matter of going out there, enjoying myself, having fun and playing confident".

Philadelphia is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games. Mitchell leads all the first-year players in scoring, but that's his only advantage.

JJ Redick scored 28 points and the streaking Philadelphia 76ers moved a step closer to clinching the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 121-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

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With Brett Brown confirming pregame that he intends to stick with Fultz in the rotation during the postseason, Fultz showed Wednesday night some of the ways he could help the Sixers.

The NBA playoffs begin this weekend, though the official dates and times for the games have not been announced yet. "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", said Embiid. "There's a lot of accolades I want to get, but I ultimately want to win a ring". "With the way it's been progressing, I'm hopeful I'll be back soon".

At one stage on Wednesday, the Sixers led 72-37. Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points off the bench. He scored 19 points in 29 minutes while making his first four National Basketball Association shots, including three from 3-point range. "We believed in ourselves". That means a timely return for Embiid but, if nothing else, we now have a look at a potential fashion (and safety) choice when he does take the floor again.

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The 76ers can seal the No. 3 seed ahead of Le Bron James' Cleveland Cavaliers with a home win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) in their final regular season match.

The Timberwolves advance to play Harden's Rockets in the first round.

"We're ready to go", Ben Simmons said. "It'll hit me, what happened". Philadelphia is 29-11 at home and 32-18 against the Eastern Conference so far this season.

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The Spurs had already locked in their playoffs berth as they sit seventh in the Western Conference and will face defending champions Golden State in the first round. Milwaukee led by 10 after the opening quarter and outscored Orlando 57-44 in the second half after the Magic cut the deficit to three at halftime. Fultz, who posted 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes, was mobbed by his teammates after grabbing his 10th rebound with 1:12 left to seal the accomplishment. "Trust the Process!" during the victory to honour the once-maligned losing strategy that allowed team management to draft top prospects including Simmons, Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz. Sadly, it was successful and Simmons was only 4 assists and 4 turnovers shy of a points, rebounds, assists and turnovers quadruple-double. "If people could get 15 rebounds, they would".