2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
52-30, 3rd in Atlantic
1:02

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid shooting around before Sixers practice on Wednesday:

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13hIan Begley

76ers list Embiid as doubtful for G3 vs. Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers listed All-Star center Joel Embiid as doubtful for Thursday's Game 3 of their playoff series against the Miami Heat.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid is listed as doubtful for Game 3 of the Heat-Sixers series on Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown said Joel Embiid took a minimal amount of contact during practice on Tuesday. The plan was for Embiid to practice on Wednesday. Brown says he'll know more about Embiid's status after Wednesday's practice.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown has made it clear recently how badly his team needs Joel Embiid. "I can't wait to get him back. He is, to me, the difference-maker," Brown said earlier this week. Embiid's status for Game 3 on Thursday is unknown.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Process will be heading to China next season as the Philadelphia 76ers will face the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA China Games 2018. The Mavericks and Sixers will meet twice on Oct. 5 in Shanghai and Oct. 8 in Shenzhen. This will be the first time the Mavericks and Sixers play in China. "When I played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I witnessed China's enthusiasm for basketball firsthand," Dallas Dirk Nowitzki said in a statement. "It will be a fantastic experience for our franchise to play in China for the first time. We're also excited about the possibility of reconnecting with two great Chinese players who played for the Mavericks, Wang Zhizhi and Yi Jianlian."

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2d

Can Dwyane Wade Keep This Up All Series?

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss Dwyane Wade's performance in Game 2, react to Joel Embiid's comments and more. Plus, Michael trolls Tony on his past disbelief in Wade.

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2d

Will The Sixers Play Embiid In Game 3?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if the Sixers should be listening to Joel Embiid and stop benching him, recap D Wade's performance, debate if Dez Bryant will end up in NY with OBJ and much more.

Brown: Embiid, 76ers 'very unified' with injury (1:20)
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2dIan Begley

Brown: 'Unified' in handling of Embiid injury

"What I can say is there is a very unified effort with his representation and the people around him," coach Brett Brown said about the handling of Joel Embiid's broken orbital bone and concussion.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown says that Joel Embiid is progressing toward being cleared for contact. Brown seems optimistic that Embiid will be able to return in either Game 3 on Thursday or Game 4 but significant hurdles need to be cleared in the next few days.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown said there is a ‘unified effort' among the Sixers, Joel Embiid's representatives and Embiid's surgeon regarding the approach for his return. He has still not been cleared for contact and there is no exact timetable for his return at the moment.

Stephen A.: Embiid needs to 'put on the mask' and play (1:55)
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2dDarren Rovell

Sixers finish 3rd in NBA merchandise sales

The 76ers were the No. 3 merchandise seller in the NBA this season, behind only the Warriors and Cavs. It's the highest ranking for the Sixers since 2002-03.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points off the bench to help the Heat even the series against Philly on Monday. "It's just in my DNA," Wade said afterward. "I love the stage."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Heat outscored the Sixers by 21 in the second quarter: "That's when you want to post Joel Embiid and settle the gym," Brett Brown said. "(That) was a really strong example (of) when you wished you had him."

Heat survive late push in thrilling Game 2 (0:56)

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.87th
Rebounds Per Game47.41st
Assists Per Game27.12nd
Points Allowed105.311th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185230.634
2016-172854.341
2015-161072.122
2014-151864.220
2013-141963.232