76ers star ruled out of Game 2 against Heat

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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.

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"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.

The 76ers were forced to play without their best player, center Joel Embiid.

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He will be tasked with keeping Heat center Hassan Whiteside in check.

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.

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