Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Sports 05/22/19, 19:33

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah ...

NBA conference finals preview capsules

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:56

Capsule previews of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals:EASTERN CONFERENCENo. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22, 8-1) vs. No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 8-4)Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammates watch as the ball bounces around the rim as time begins to expire in an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball ...

76ers leave Brown in limbo following crushing Game 7 loss

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:38

Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns.So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers ...

Leonard hits bouncer at buzzer, Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7

Sports 05/12/19, 21:03

Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.After Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler ...

Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

Sports 05/09/19, 21:53

Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night.Game 7 is Sunday night in Toronto.Kwahi Leonard, who ...

Painful Process: Embiid’s woes coming at bad time for 76ers

Basketball 05/08/19, 16:28

Joel Embiid doesn't know if he will feel better.He certainly knows he has to play better.He's battling an illness, looking like someone who'd rather be in bed than on the court. But the Philadelphia 76ers need their All-Star center, so Embiid is trying to tell himself that he has to ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Embiid also had 10 rebounds, ...

76ers, Butler look to maintain home-court against Raptors

Sports 05/01/19, 15:51

Jimmy Butler has been the adult in the gym for the 76ers.Figuratively speaking of course.That is Philadelphia coach Brett Brown's way of saying that Butler has delivered when the Sixers really needed him. The four-time All-Star was clutch in the 76ers taking home-court advantage from Toronto with 30 points, 11 ...

Butler scores 30 as 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 to even series

Sports 04/29/19, 21:40

Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1.Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.Down 19 in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit ...

LeBron’s new LA jersey supplants Curry’s as NBA’s top seller

Basketball 04/25/19, 16:00

Though LeBron James didn't make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales.The NBA announced Thursday that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked ...

76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Basketball 04/24/19, 01:32

The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk.Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but Philadelphia has evolved thanks to a pair of splashy trades this season that could skew the perception that Toronto has been the dominant ...

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Sports 04/23/19, 21:47

Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk , Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference ...

Nets GM fined, suspended for entering refs locker room

Sports 04/21/19, 12:40

Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.The Nets lost 112-108 on Saturday in a game in which Brooklyn's Jared Dudley and Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler ...

Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid’s foul in 76ers-Nets game

Sports 04/20/19, 18:27

Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it.They both ended up getting ejected Saturday after their reactions led to a scuffle.CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, third from ...

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead

Basketball 04/20/19, 16:51

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.Embiid also had a flagrant foul that led to a scuffle and two ...

Embiid starting Game 4 for 76ers against Nets

Sports 04/20/19, 14:06

Joel Embiid is back in the starting lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid missed Game 3 with left knee soreness and was listed as doubtful to play Saturday. But he warmed up before the game and was listed among the ...

Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets

Sports 04/19/19, 16:55

The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night ...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Sports 04/18/19, 22:01

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.Without their All-Star man in the middle, ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:16

D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in ...

Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:04

How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss.Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and the ...

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