All 5 Sixers starters out for season finale
The Philadelphia 76ers have already clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference, so Sixers head coach Brett Brown is going to rest his entire starting lineup on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls in the regular-season finale:
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) April 10, 2019
The Sixers are on the second night of a back-to-back. They lost to the Miami Heat on Tuesday in South Beach in Dwyane Wade’s last game at home. Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris played against the Heat. Joel Embiid did not.
As it stands right now, the Sixers would face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. Philly is trying to make it to the NBA Finals this season for the first time since 2001. They have a really good shot at doing it too. Their starting lineup is arguably the second-best starting five in the league behind the Golden State Warriors.
The Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2018 playoffs in five games. This year, they’ll have the services of Butler and Harris, two of the top small forwards in the NBA. Last year was the first time Simmons and Embiid played in the playoffs, so the hope is the two All-Stars take the next step in this year’s postseason.