Markelle Fultz to play for first time in months vs. Nuggets

Pacers guard Victor Oladipo celebrates a made three in Indiana's 113-107 overtime win over the Miami Heat

Against the spread, their record is 5-3, with an average pre-game line of -8.4 and an average 3.1 against the spread. However, the 20,000-plus fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center were not anxious about the playoffs or playoff seeding.

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers won their 43rd game of the season, assuring the team's first winning campaign since the Allen Iverson era.

"There was a little bit of excitement", Fultz told reporters.

"I thought they were saying 'Nick Foles, "' Fultz said, per ESPN.

But no. It was all for him.

Fultz finished with 10 points, eight assists and four rebounds.

So, he played, played well but not flawless (one airball and three blocked shots), but most importantly-he survived.

Add in the return of Markelle Fultz and head coach Brett Brown could come out of this year's playoffs looking like somewhat of a genius. "It's been fluid. I get goosebumps telling you all that". "I've said for a long time, the risk-reward, I'm going to lean on reward. I give that kid credit, he will be with us tonight".

PHOENIX - Jayson Tatum scored 23 points, Marcus Morris added 20 in three quarters before leaving with an injury and Boston beat Phoenix. I'm that guy. I realize that and I embrace it. After being taken number one by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 Draft, he nearly immediately was sidelined with an imbalance in his shoulder muscles. Saric capped a 20-5 run to start the period with a 3-point play and a driving layup. If not, they may be in for one of their classic Denver Nuggets collapses in the second half, something we have seen too much this year.

There was the cut toward the basket on a pass from Joel Embiid that led to his first points, a layup. The Nuggets shot 43.5 percent from the field and drilled 17 of their 34 three point attempts to offset a 46-38 rebounding disadvantage.

PISTONS 112, LAKERS 106: Reggie Jackson scored 20 points, Reggie Bullock had 16 and Detroit won at home.

I think a lot of people went through a similar set of emotions Monday night. The 76ers defeated the Knicks 108-92.

The Nuggets rank highly on offensive rebounds per game (#2), assists per game (#4) and three point percentage (#6).

The last New York Knick to have a 40-point game was Kristaps Porzingis this past November when he dropped 40 on the Indiana Pacers.

The Sixers are only a game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third seed. It's going to be a tough closing stretch to say the least with the 76ers on a roll, Toronto leading the East and a division rival to close things out.

Fultz delivered a sweet behind-the-back pass to Embiid after being trapped coming off a screen, before finding Ersan Ilyasova in transition for a mid-range jumper. With sharp shooters J.J. Redick and Robert Covington bombing away, the Sixers should be a trendy pick this postseason as The Team No One Wants to Play.