The city of Philadelphia is still standing following the Eagles’ big win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. They’ll take a victory lap in the form of their Super Bowl parade Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The parade will begin at Broad and Pattison and will end at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The parade route will go northbound on Broad Street to S. Penn Square, where it will turn west to 15th Street. Then it’s northbound again on 15th down to JFK Blvd. From JFK, it’s westward to 16th Street, north on 16th to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, west on the Parkway to Eakins Oval and ending at the art museum.
“I really forgot all about it,” Lue said of the controversy surrounding his decision to rest James, Love and Irving last season. “And I don’t even remember the backlash.”
When a reporter reminded Lue that he later referred to the game as a “forfeit” by Cleveland, it jogged the coach’s memory.
“Oh yeah,” Lue said. “Yeah, I had to apologize. OK. One of those games, like I said, sorry for the fans who had to go through that, because they come to see LeBron, Kevin [and Kyrie]. Just had to be smart, resting our guys on the back-to-back, and like I said, I was sorry for the fans that they had to go through that.”
LaVine hit a 3-pointer to make it 115-110 with 1:02 left.
“We stole that win,” Embiid said. “We didn’t play well. Offensively, I thought, we were moving the ball when we needed, but defensively I thought we sucked.”
76ers: C Embiid has nine straight double-doubles. … Simmons has six triple-doubles this season, which ties him with Wilt Chamberlain (three times) and Billy Cunningham for most in a season in team history.
Bulls: To look at some younger players during the final 25 games, C Robin Lopez and G/F Justin Holiday were removed from the starting lineup. Both were inactive on Thursday as Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba (21 points) started; Also, Cameron Payne — who played in his first game on Thursday — will replace Jerian Grant as the backup point guard.