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Deanna Wagner | 13 April, 2018, 03:04

The biggest game on Wednesday's slate is the Denver at Minnesota contest, the first last-day-of-season game in 21 years where the victor will go to the playoffs and the loser will miss the postseason.

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 road win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday at Philips Arena. They don't have eye-popping talent, but thrive on cohesiveness, effort and the work of coach Erik Spoelstra exploiting the right matchups and flaws in opponents.

The victor of the series will face the Sixers should they see off the Heat.

On a night when permutations for seeding were the talk of the National Basketball Association, the situation was relatively simple for the Milwaukee Bucks entering Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.

"The strength of this team is so deep", Robert Covington said.

The 76ers overcame a tough outing for rookie star Ben Simmons, who missed the morning shootaround after coming down with the stomach flu. The favorite to be named Kia Rookie of the Year, Simmons is a matchup nightmare. "I think that there is probably a clearer identity". When he earned his historic triple-double, his teammates swarmed him for a celebration.

Which attack is more balanced? . By the time he checked out early in the second quarter, the Sixers led by 31 points. The Magic also had a turnover percentage of 17.3 (above their season average of 12.7).

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Reid continued to take on new roles playing strong safety for the rest of the season showing off how versatile he could be. The 26-year-old is set to make his first free-agent visit with the Cincinnati Bengals , per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport .

"I should be first-team All-NBA, too", he said. It also hinges on Whiteside earning time in Spoelstra's rotation after a disappointing season - Whiteside's intensity waned too often, making Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo more satisfying options many nights.

Game 3: at Heat, April 19, 7 p.m., TV: TNT.

The Sixers picked up their franchise-record 15 straight victory and they roll into the playoffs in pole position to get the 3-seed in the Eastern Conference.

Half of the 16 wins were achieved without All-Star centre Joel Embiid, who is a chance to return during the post-season having been sidelined by a facial fracture. We're a top-three defensive team in the league and a lot of that speaks for itself. By losing, Philly gets the winning streak monkey off their back and will play Indiana.

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.

Ben Simmons has taken the league by storm in his de facto rookie year, leading the Sixers to their first 50-win season since 2001 and achieving multiple personal milestones along the way. The Sixers will have home-court advantage against the Heat, and the team went 30-11 at the Wells Fargo Center this season.