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The Sixers’ bench mob is finally rounding into form

If there’s one thing Sixers fans have learned about Doc Rivers in recent years, it’s that he loves himself a bench-heavy lineup.

Aside from his famed three starting lineups, the Sixers’ most-used five-man unit this season features Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Georges Niang and Montrezl Harrell. Those hockey-style full lineup changes should be a relic of the past once the playoffs arrive, but unlike predecessor Brett Brown, Rivers seems to believe in pairing his stars’ minutes as much as possible rather than staggering them.

This isn’t just a regular-season thing, either.