NBA Playoffs on May 6 - Heat vs. 76ers, Suns vs. Mavericks | Tip-Off, How to Watch, Preview
EASTERN CONFERENCE(1) Miami Heat vs. (4) Philadelphia 76ers (Heat lead 2-0)The Heat continue to take advantage of a Joel Embiid-less Sixers squad, as they have a commanding 2-0 series lead heading into the City of Brotherly Love. While the 76ers tried to keep it interesting, it was all for naught as the Heat came away with a 119-103 win. Adebayo ended up leading the Heat with 23 points, while Butler picked up a double-double by dropping 22 and registering 12 assists. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCE(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks (Suns lead 2-0)Dallas came out with a much better team effort in game two on Wednesday, but they saw a similar result against Phoenix. He led all players in Phoenix Wednesday with 35 points, and is now averaging 33.4 points a game in these playoffs.mlive.com
NBA Playoffs on May 4 - 76ers vs. Heat, Mavericks vs. Suns | Tip-Off, How to Watch, Preview
EASTERN CONFERENCE(4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (1) Miami Heat (Heat lead 1-0)Time: 7:30 p.m. Miami played a tougher game in the paint, and it ended up being the deciding factor throughout the game. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCE(4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (1) Phoenix Suns (Suns lead 1-0)Time: 10 p.m. Though the Mavericks were able to close the gap later in the game, it was too little, too late, as the Suns took game one by a final score of 121-114. The Slovenian guard did everything he could to keep the Mavs in the game, scoring 45 points, the second highest total of his playoff career.mlive.com
Milton, Maxey, Reed torch Pistons in season finale
Behind a strong night from Shake Milton, Paul Reed and Tyrese Maxey, the Sixers solidified their spot in the fourth seed for the playoffs. Maxey accounted for 88.9% of the Sixers’ points in the third quarter. Saben Lee scored 11 points, making nine of his 12 free-throw attempts, while Isaiah Stewart and Frank Jackson scored 10 points each. Isaiah Livers can’t miss -- The Pistons aimed to get longer looks at their bench and first-year players in the season finale. The rookie did not play in the fourth quarter, ending his night with 14 points and three rebounds.mlive.com
Maxey scores 28 as 76ers, without Harden, Embiid, beat Heat
Tyrese Maxey told teammate Joel Embiid he’d step up in his absence. Then, Maxey took over the game and the fans’ chants normally reserved for the 76ers' star center. Maxey scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, including nine in a row during a crucial stretch, and short-handed Philadelphia — without Embiid and James Harden — beat the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat 113-106 on Monday night.news.yahoo.com
Joel Embiid, Sixers stifle Pistons in final road game of season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 29 points, Tyrese Maxey added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their eighth straight game, 118-104 over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Embiid missed a second straight season with injuries, and Okafor averaged 17.5 points in a rookie season that included a string of off-court headaches. The following season, Okafor never really meshed with Embiid, piled up games in which he didn’t play and was traded in December 2017. The Sixers gave Embiid plenty of help against a Pistons team that dropped to 7-29 on the road. The Sixers are on their longest winning streak since they closed the 2017-18 season with 16 straight victories.mlive.com
Embiid scores career-high 50 points to lead 76ers past Bulls
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. Embiid scored a career-high 50 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-105 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. With the 76ers clinging to a 107-103 lead, Embiid blocked LaVine’s driving attempt with 1:02 remaining, then hit a 17-foot baseline jumper with 41 seconds left. Ad“Overall I thought the guys really competed, battled and hung in there,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. Voted an All-Star for the fourth consecutive season on Thursday, Embiid scored 25 first-half points in a variety of ways, seemingly however he wanted.
Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries
The team met the minimum eight active players by including injured forward Mike Scott, who was not actually able to play. Gary Harris scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who played without Michael Porter Jr. (19.5 points per game) because of health and safety protocols. Danny Green was the only regular in Philly's starting lineup, joined by backups Dakota Mathias, Dwight Howard, Joe and Maxey. “I don’t know enough about any of this.”Sparked by Maxey, the undermanned, feisty Sixers stuck with Denver throughout the first half. Nuggets: Play Saturday in New York.
Ben Simmons all in on 76ers’ new buzzword: accountability
Simmons says hes 100% healthy following surgery on his left knee in August that kept him from playing in the postseason. “I mean, you can’t just come into a situation like the bubble if you guys aren’t ready and don’t have that chemistry and accountability already,” Simmons said Friday. The same team Rivers coached last season that blew a 3-1 playoff series lead in the Western Conference semis and led him to leaving Los Angeles? Simmons said accountability -- the new buzzword in Philly - starts with the players. I think Doc would say the same thing, I go out there and make plays.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Evansville stuns No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 67-64
(AP Photo/James Crisp)Sam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville stunned No. Evansville led much of the game and answered each Kentucky rally with clutch baskets to grab the lead and then maintain it for the season's biggest upset. The Purple Aces raised their hands and ran around a silent Rupp Arena after the final horn as the Wildcats slowly walked off. BIG PICTUREEvansville: The Purple Aces fulfilled their goal in playing their game at the start, shooting from deep and outrunning the Wildcats. Kentucky: The Wildcats played from behind most of the night behind missed shots and turnovers.
Maxey leads No. 2 Kentucky past No. 1 Michigan State 69-62
1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State entered the season as the No. This Kentucky team is built around returning contributors instead of one-and-done freshmen, but Maxey asserted himself in his first game. 2 matchup in college basketball in the last 10 years, and the third involving Michigan State in the Champions Classic. Kentucky supporters and Michigan State traded "Go Big Blue!"
Wildcats Take Down Spartans At Champions Classic 69-62
1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. 1 team in the country for the first time, but aside from All-American Cassius Winston, the Spartans struggled to score. 2 matchup in college basketball in the last 10 years, and the third involving Michigan State in the Champions Classic. Michigan State: The Wildcats looked more the part of the No. Michigan State: The Spartans host Binghamton on Sunday.detroit.cbslocal.com