By Art Beitchman
The 76ers closed out the regular season with a win last over the Detroit Pistons, and they finished with a 51-31 record.
They also crowned NBA scoring champion Joel Embiid who won he title with a 30.6 average, the first center to top 30 points since Sixers great Moses Malone did it 41 years ago.
Embiid becomes the third Sixer in team history, joining Allen Iverson who won it in 2001 and legendary Wilt Chamberlain who won his last scoring title in 1966, quite an impressive list.
By finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference standings, the Sixers will face the tough Toronto Raptors with 4 out of the possible 7 games at the Wells Fargo Center.
It’s also been revealed that guard Mattisse Thybulle is unvaccinated and not able to enter Canada to play in games 3, 4, 6, if needed.
It hurts the team on the defensive end of the court, but with the reemergence of Danny Green the past week they should be able to overcome the absence of Thybulle and beat the Raptors in 6 games and move on to the second round.