76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team
Ben Simmons has been suspended by the Philadelphia 76ers for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener Wednesday night at New Orleans. The three-time All-Star guard was a holdout in training camp in the wake of his offseason trade demand.news.yahoo.com
Tobias Harris comes up big late as Sixers hold off Warriors
Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Tobias Harris hit a go-ahead jumper with 3:44 to play, scored another basket on the next possession and finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sixers hold off the Golden State Warriors 108-98 on Tuesday night. AdOne member of the family delivered with a big night: Their brother-in-law, Damion Lee, scored 16 points for Golden State in 24 minutes off the bench. He will miss at least the next two games for Golden State before being re-evaluated in a week. Golden State beat the Kings 137-106 at home on Jan. 4.
NBA tells teams rules will be relaxed for vaccinated persons
No one in the NBA will be considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after receiving the final vaccine dose. Once that happens, rules for some of those individuals will change, the NBA said in a memo sent early Thursday to teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Had they been fully vaccinated, they would not have had to miss any time even after being around someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Toronto’s Fred VanVleet revealed earlier this week that he tested positive for the virus and that his recovery process, at times, was not easy. More than 100 players have tested positive this season, nearly half of them doing so in November just before training camps around the league opened.
Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks to 109-105 OT victory over 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo , left, goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams. Tobias Harris scored 19 points and Danny Green added 18 for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. After being hounded by Simmons for most of the game, Antetokounmpo found his offense in the extra session with Simmons in foul trouble. He scored 10 straight Bucks points, the last a 10-foot jumper in the lane that pushed Milwaukee's lead to 105-98 with 1:11 left in overtime.
Embiid exits with apparent leg injury, 76ers beat Wizards
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dunks past Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – On pace for their best season and first conference championship in two decades, the Philadelphia 76ers are suddenly “praying” for the health of their best player. Joel Embiid scored 23 points but departed midway through the third quarter following an apparent leg injury in the 76ers' 127-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. “We're just praying that he'll be OK and be healthy tomorrow.”Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward. Furkan Korkmaz added 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Sixers completed a three-game season sweep of the Wizards.
Embiid emerges as NBA MVP front-runner for East-best 76ers
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Philadelphia. “The fans are always there for me when I play,” Embiid said. Ad“It’s nice to have a big guy in the MVP talk,” Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal told The Associated Press. AdHe is trying to become the first Sixer to win NBA MVP — the fans call it an MVBiid campaign — since Iverson in 2001. Nobody can guard you.’ I think that’s a big reason he’s having the season he’s having.”Morey, though, is fine with Embiid shooting from deep.
Pistons Fall To 76ers 124-106
But we believe in the leadership of the league.Embiid had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a sprained left shoulder, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 124-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The instruction was to come in and play the game, Brown said. And, the Sixers and Pistons played in front the last game with fans at the Wells Fargo Center for an undetermined time. TIP-INSPistons: Pistons coach Dwane Casey on how he might change his approaching coaching in an empty arena: Probably cuss less. Christian Wood led the Pistons with 32 points. 76ers: G Josh Richardson also returned to the lineup after he missed three games while in the concussion protocol.detroit.cbslocal.com
Pistons Drop 5th Straight With Loss To 76ers 125-109
DETROIT (AP) Two years ago, the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers made a blockbuster trade, with Blake Griffin coming to the Motor City in exchange for Tobias Harris. Im used to contributing more and I just havent been able to do that.The Pistons rebounded a season-low 59% of Philadelphias missed shots. Late in the half, Harris threw a misplaced lob to Simmons, who was able to reach back and make a reverse layup. Pistons: Griffin, Christian Wood and Rose all played despite knee issues, but Bruce Brown (calf) and Luke Kennard (knee) missed the game. STRUGGLES AT HOMEThe Pistons have lost five straight at home, matching their longest streak since moving to Little Caesars Arena in 2017.detroit.cbslocal.com
NBA stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns take fight to social media: "I OWN YOU"
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns were both ejected after getting into a brawl during a game at the Wells Fargo Center, but the fighting didn't stop there. Towns, who's nickname is "KAT," responded with photos of him fighting Embiid and one snapshot of the star crying after losing in the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. Joel Embiid fights with Karl-Anthony Towns in the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Embiid managed to take Towns to the ground, where he jammed his thumb into Towns' eye. Officials ejected Embiid and Towns from the game after they ruled it a fight.cbsnews.com