Of course, some of their underwhelming effort can probably be attributed to the fact that they can wait to win one of two games against the Orlando Magic to lock up the No. 1 seed.
Fortunately for the Sixers they have a chance to pick up their last win for the No. 1 seed on Friday against the 21-49 Magic, who are down to 14th in the East and rank 29th in net rating at -9 for the season.
Dwight Howard will likely be out for Friday’s game after picking up his 16th technical against the Heat.
After trading Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier at the trade deadline, the Magic are all in on youth, some new first-round draft picks, and the future. Not to mention the fact that they should be motivated to take care of this game quickly to avoid any unnecessary pressure in their regular season finale against the Magic on Sunday.