Tuesday's National Basketball Association roundup: 76ers top Hawks for 15th straight win, 121-113

76ers Unveil ‘PHILA Unite’ Playoff Campaign Rooted in City's History        Includes New Playoff Logo Special Playoff Court and Microsite

76ers Unveil ‘PHILA Unite’ Playoff Campaign Rooted in City's History Includes New Playoff Logo Special Playoff Court and Microsite

The rout in Philadelphia on Wednesday's last night of the regular season delivers the 76ers a first-round series against sixth-seeded Miami Heat.

Embiid, who suffered the injury when he and Sixers team-mate Markelle Fultz collided on March 28, was fitted for a protective facemask an practised at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The 76ers routed Milwaukee 130-95on Wednesday night to wrap up the No. 3 seed on the East bracket, and that meant No. 4 Cleveland will face No. 5 IN when the playoffs open this weekend. Simmons had an average game last time out in a 121-113 win at the Hawks but still managed 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block over 29 minutes. By the time he checked out early in the second quarter, the Sixers led by 31 points.

The Sixers capped the season in style.

For the first time since 2008, LeBron James is not.

The 25-year-old Cook had to sign a contract before the playoffs begin this weekend to be eligible. The Sixers extended their winning streak with a 121-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, keeping up their incredible turnaround from a 10-win debacle just two years ago. Unlike some of the NBA's "Super Teams", Coach Brown's squad exudes a fantastic, nearly familial energy that's absolutely contagious and has truly taken the city by storm. He wound up 4 of 5 from long distance.

Meanwhile, Simmons' rival for National Basketball Association rookie of the year honours Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points and set an National Basketball Association rookie record for 3-pointers, as his Utah Jazz crushed a depleted Gold State Warriors 119-79.

Mitchell went 4-for-5 from 3-point range, pushing his season total to 186 3-pointers.

The Jazz, featuring Australians Dante Exum and Joe Ingles, can claim the No.3 seed in the Western Conference with a win over Portland. The rookie guard had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists ... and the enthusiastic support of his teammates, who basically surrounded him in celebration.

The Eastern Division is full of question marks with the #1 seeded Toronto Raptors and their recent history of lackluster playoff performances, and the #2 seed Boston Celtics suffering injuries to several key players including star point guard Kyrie Irving.

With Bojan Bogdanovic, Victor Oladipo and Thaddeus Young all resting, the Hornets quickly took advantage of the short-handed Pacers. Oladipo was listed as having a sore right foot.

In Chicago, rookie Luke Kennard scored a career-high 23 points and Eric Moreland set career bests with 16 points and 17 rebounds for Detroit. Darren Collison, T.J. Leaf and Glenn Robinson III all scored 13 points for Indiana. The Sixers are only two years removed from a 10-win season in 2015-16. Johnathan Motley led the Mavericks with 21 points.

Alex Len and Shaquille Harrison added 18 points each for the Suns.

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