Marjanovic managed one rebound in one minute during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win against the Raptors. Marjanovic had earned double-digit minutes in each of the first six playoff games. Nevertheless, it's clear 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to go in another direction, as 31-year-old veteran Amir Johnson made his first appearance this postseason and received more playing time (three minutes) than Marjanovic even after fellow backup big man Greg Monroe sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. Even if Monroe remains sidelined for Thursday's Game 3 there's no guarantee Marjanovic will benefit, as Jonah Bolden (nine minutes) represents another more mobile option.
Marjanovic produced 16 points (8-14 FG), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 18 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets. Marjanovic kept finding himself open, particularly from mid-range, and so he continued to splash away. He has played well while Joel Embiid (knee) has combined to earn 45 minutes across the first two games of this series. Furthermore, if Embiid continues to receive somewhat limited minutes, Marjanovic appears to be the backup big man coach Brett Brown trusts most.
Marjanovic totaled 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 25 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Bulls on Wednesday. Marjanovic was fantastic in relief of Joel Embiid (knee), stuffing the stat sheet and even draining a pair of triples. He's been highly productive on a per-minute basis, and he's always a valuable play when Embiid misses time.
Marjanovic will start Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Bulls, Paul Hudrick of NBCS Philadelphia reports. Marjanovic, with a myriad of players resting, will make his first start since Feb. 23. Across 11 prior starts this season, he's averaged 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.1 minutes.
Marjanovic finished with 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes during Thursday's tilt with the Nets. Marjanovic found success against a porous Nets frontline, parlaying a bump in minutes to his highest point total since December 11th. Although Marjanovic is incredibly productive when given minutes, he only averages 11.3 minutes of court time per game because of his propensity to be exploited on defense. Due to his limited role, the Marjanovic isn't an option unless Joel Embiid isn't playing.
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