But he is still dealing with the effects of a left orbital bone fracture that he suffered on March 28. Here he is wearing a mask and ringing a Liberty Bell replica.
Brown won 47 games his first three seasons as the Sixers underwent the Process - and 52, plus Game 1 this season.
Popovich's San Antonio Spurs just didn't have enough answers for Golden State in Game 1 of their Western Conference series, and Spoelstra's Miami Heat offered Philadelphia absolutely no resistance in a second-half meltdown that opened their Eastern Conference series. But the 6-foot-10 point guard has no perimeter game.
While Simmons has expressed similar respect for Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson and other prior-generation National Basketball Association greats, there was a deeper reason for him to have trafficked in Wade's preferred sporting goods. Juxtapose that against the raw potential of Embiid, Simmons and the Sixers, and you've got a hell of a matchup.More news: Barca 2-1 Valencia: Catalans bounce back to end Los Che run
"We're going to see how it feels in the next couple of days".
Joel Embiid will be out for Game 2 of the Heat-76ers series.
"We're playing a team that is playoff driven, playoff hardened", Brown said. With Embiid's absence confirmed for Game 1, their bench bigs will have to make a concerted effort to contain Whiteside on the boards.
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The two teams split the four games they played during the regular season with the home team winning each one.
"He knocked down shots tonight", Warriors' All-Star forward Kevin Durant, also impressive with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, said.More news: Killed Palestinian Journalist Had Passed US Screening For Grant Funds