His teammates doused Fultz with strawberry milk, chocolate milk and water in celebration of the record feat.
Embiid hasn't played since suffering an orbital fracture and concussion against the New York Knicks on March 28.
No, when the Sixers' front office made a deal with Devil (AKA Sam Hinkie) to purposely tank for years on end in a feverish pursuit of high profile draft picks, it effectively cursed the team in some people's eyes moving forward, and that decision may forever hang as an albatross around their collective necks.
Veteran Amir Johnson will likely start in place of the injured Embiid in Game 1 of the Sixers' first-round playoff series. Ben Simmons has proven he can lead the team without the 7-foot center, while Fultz has provided a welcome spark. The Raptors not only have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, but they'll also finish with the NBA's second-best record behind Houston.
Like I said, it was his to lose. Embiid will definitely be amping up the crowd in his own unique way, as the 76ers try to continue what's already been a stellar season with a playoff win in their first series in six years.
On the season, the Heat are averaging 103.4 points, 43.5 rebounds and 22.7 assists per game. Patience has been key throughout the toils of the 76ers past seasons, and they'll have to exercise it once more with their 19-year-old point guard. "It's getting there. I've got to keep working every day".
That adjustment was made after Simmons scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the first game of the season series on February 2, with 11 of those shot attempts coming within five feet of the basket. "With the way it's been progressing, I'm hopeful I'll be back soon".
Rookies Lonzo Ball, Kuzma and Josh Hart all showed clear National Basketball Association ability, while youngsters Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle continued their development into above-average pros. Los Angeles' 35-47 record and 11th-place conference finish in the just-completed season are its best performances by a considerable margin during this woeful five-year stretch.