The newly released MC joined the raucous sell-out crowd that watched the 76ers’ two young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons lead Philadelphia to a 104-91 series-clinching win over the Miami Heat.
Joel Embiid’s playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia, the All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced the game, leading the Sixers to a 128-108 win over the host Miami Heat Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series 1-1.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers when Miami took the lead for good in the second period, and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-86 Wednesday night, capping a sweep of back-to-back games between Southeast Division rivals.
Goran Dragic had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Richardson blocked a potential go-ahead shot in the final moments, and the Heat closed the game on an 11-0 run to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 101-98 and clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday night.
Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox made a game-tying layup at the end of regulation — the second time in two weeks for the rookie point guard — and veteran Zach Randolph scored the first three points of the extra period and finished with 22, and the Kings rallied to beat the visiting Miami Heat 123-119 on Wednesday night.
Damian Lillard scored 32 points and dished out 10 assists as the Trail Blazers extended its league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 115-99 win over the visiting Heat on Monday night.
Hassan Whiteside scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat moved a step closer to the playoffs by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 108-99 on Thursday night.
Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 29 points, Julius Randle added 25 and the Lakers continued their improbable surge by shredding the Miami defense on the way to a 131-113 win over the Heat on Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 of Miami’s final 17 points, finished with a season-high 27 and his jumper with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Heat to a much-needed 102-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.