Sixers' Joel Embiid looks at NBA standings 'literally every day'

Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER

Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:57 PM

Joel Embiid, left, sharing a light moment with Charlotte’s Dwight Howard, is keeping close tabs on the playoff race.

MIAMI – NBA fans fixated with the league standings are not alone.

Sixers center Joel Embiid says he looks at the NBA standings “after every game, literally every day, especially the guys that are in the playoff race with us as far as seedings.”

#Sixers center @JoelEmbiid looks at the #NBA standings “literally every day.”

The Sixers (35-28) enter Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat with the Eastern Conference’s sixth-best record. The Heat (34-31) are two games back in seventh place. Eighth-place Milwaukee has the same record as Miami. The Sixers, however, are just a game behind the fourth-place Washington Wizards (37-28) with 19 games remaining. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs.

“After every day’s game, I go and I look to see where you are,” Embiid said, “if you dropped or if you went up because a team lost. It happens every day.”

Here’s a glimpse at the Eastern Conference Standings aka #DailyStandingsFlow:

Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER

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