Ben Simmons Believes He's Rookie of the Year

Although he said the 76ers would go to the Eastern Conference Finals he wouldn't go any farther than that and say they would win the NBA Championship this year.

76ers: Monday night at Atlanta.

The 76ers (50-30) matched a team-best streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. With the win, Atlanta improved to 24-57 overall and 8-33 on the road. He already had the triple-double secured midway through the third quarter.

For the rest of the team, one word kept coming up when asked what the Sixers could be when Embiid rejoins the them on the court. They score the third most points in the East and have the fourth best plus-minus rating in the entire National Basketball Association. But the Raptors remained ahead of Golden State in the race for the NBA's second-best record (and potentially home-court in the NBA Finals if Houston falls). "That's true. But that is never really what's most on my mind".

Taylor, who is angling for at least a backup point guard spot next season and possibly the starter's role depending on what the Hawks do with Dennis Schroder in the offseason, has averaged 13.4 points and 5.6 assists in his last eight games. That could mean a return for the playoffs.

The addition of veterans Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova, both dumped by the Hawks in midseason, has solidified the rotation. "Everyone was putting us lower than expected".

Where can I watch on TV? . We had a tough start with the teams we've played. Brown basically took it easy on Atlanta, who is coached by his close friend Mike Budenholzer, once it was obvious the Sixers would win. It also could be the last time that these three guys play against each other.

"(The Boston win) is especially gratifying, knowing you have a couple impact players out and still be able to do what we do", forward Taurean Prince said. Even when he isn't playing, Embiid's presence and the way the team is coming together excited Brown as much as anything else.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Domantas Sabonis scored a career-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 27 points on 12-of-15 shooting and the Pacers beat the Hornets to keep alive their slim hopes of winning the Central Division title.

The figures are even more impressive when one considers only other five players in the history of the league-Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, LeBron James and James Harden-have maintained the same average over the course of a season and only Robertson did so in his rookie year. Philadelphia prevailed in its first visit to Atlanta on November 1, then won March 30 in Philadelphia. Cleveland's regular-season finale also is against the Knicks, Wednesday at home. Philadelphia, which won just 10 games two seasons ago, hadn't won 50 games in a season since going 56-26 in 2001.

  • Angelo Rivera