76ers Veteran Made History With 84-Game Season

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Written By Maya Cantina

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Although the Philadelphia 76ers blew out the Brooklyn Nets in their 2023-24 NBA season finale, the team will settle into the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Orlando Magic pulled off an upset over the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Indiana Pacers dominated the Atlanta Hawks.

The 76ers will see the Miami Heat in the Play-In Tournament, with the winner earning the seventh seed and qualifying for the postseason.

Joel Embiid’s return came at a good time as he led the team to eight consecutive wins to close the regular season, but now needs to raise his game to another level to overcome a Miami squad that always shows up in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Buddy Hield will be looking to contribute to the 76ers title run as a floor spacer and outside threat.

Hield has been a steady presence all season long and made history by appearing in the regular-season finale, via Ball Don’t Lie.

“Buddy Hield got his minutes this regular season,” Ball Don’t Lie tweeted, noting how Hield appeared in 84 games this season.

Philadelphia traded for Hield at the trade deadline in a three-team with the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.

Hield was a member of the Pacers team that made it to the In-Season Tournament championship game, and the timing of the trade to the 76ers gave him an extra regular-season game.

It speaks to the shooting guard’s health and durability to be able to play two extra games in the regular season, something Philadelphia must appreciate given the injuries they’ve suffered over the years.

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