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Philadelphia rests starters, beat Bulls 125-109
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Philadelphia rests starters, beat Bulls 125-109
(PHILADELPHIA) – Joel Embiid watched Philadelphia's regular-season finale with the team's other four resting starters, and the center's status for the playoff opener is in question. In preparation for the playoffs, the 76ers got 20 points from Jonathon Simmons and rested all five starters in a 125-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, and the status of Embiid was the biggest story line of the night. Philadelphia, the No. 3 seed, will host sixth-seeded Brooklyn in the first round. Embiid's achy left knee may prevent the All-Star from playing in the postseason opener. Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris also didn't play against the Bulls, and the lack of on-court time together for Philadelphia's heralded starting five is an admitted concern heading into the postseason. Walk Lemon Jr. scored 20 points to lead the Bulls. Chicago was playing without Denzel Valentine, Wendell Carter Jr., Chandler Hutchinson, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Kris Dunn. Chicago set a franchise mark for its worst home record at 9-32.

OTHER NBA SCORES
Brooklyn 113 – Miami 94
Orlando 122 – Charlotte 114
Memphis 132 – Golden State 117
Oklahoma city 127 – Milwaukee 116
San Antonio 105 – Dallas 94
Denver 99 – Minnesota 95
LA Clippers 143 – Utah 137 (OT)
Portland 136 – Sacramento 131

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Columbus 4 – Tampa Bay 3
NY Islanders 4 – Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
St. Louis 2 – Winnipeg 1
Dallas 3 – Nashville 2
San Jose 5 – Vegas 2

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