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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo won the scoring matchup, but Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers won the game.
Antetokounmpo poured in a career-high 52 points, yet Embiid had 40...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little rest and a taste of spring did a lot for Jimmy Butler.
Butler had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists while playing with the type of assertiveness coach...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asked to assess his overall performance, Joel Embiid said he was "trash."
When the Philadelphia 76ers needed him the most, however, their All-Star center came to...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid mouthed "I'm back" to a roaring 76ers crowd that had missed the popular big man.
The Sixers will need him to stick around to get back among the NBA's...
76ers All-Star C Embiid returns from sore left knee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is starting for the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday after missing the last eight games with a sore left knee.
Embiid was declared good to go against the Indiana...
Rockets beat 76ers 107-91 for seventh straight win
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid expects to return to the lineup next week from a sore left knee that has cost him the last five games.
Harris, Simmons lead 76ers past Thunder, 108-104
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers looked pretty good for a team that claims to be still figuring things out.
Good enough to end a 19-game losing streak to the Thunder.
Thunder forward George, 76ers cener Embiid out
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid are out for Thursday night's showdown between two of the NBA's best teams.
76ers C Marjanovic out with bone bruise, sprain
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic suffered a bone bruise and mild sprain of his right knee in a collision with Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo and will be evaluated...
Sixers beat Pelicans 111-110; Marjanovic hurt late
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ben Simmons' razzle-dazzle passes and Tobias Harris' shooting were enough to put the Philadelphia 76ers in firm control until it all nearly unraveled and 7-foot-3 center Boban...
Jusuf Nurkic scores 24, Blazers beat Sixers 130-115
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter took advantage of Joel Embiid's absence.
Nurkic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kanter had 16 and eight, and the Portland Trail...
76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night.
Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the...
76ers All-Star C Embiid out a week with sore left knee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.
Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage,...
Embiid, 76ers win 126-111, hand Knicks 18th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety.
He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers' front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline.
That's not his style.
"I only know one way to play and that's to play hard and compete," Embiid said.
Embiid fined $25,000 for criticizing referees
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for public criticism of referees that included profanity.
The penalty was announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations.
Embiid's comments came at the end of his postgame interview following Philadelphia's 112-109 home loss to Boston on Tuesday.
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Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.
Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential.
Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his second game with Philadelphia, and the new-look 76ers beat James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.
Redick scores 34 points, 76ers beat Nuggets 117-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new-look Philadelphia 76ers made a strong first impression with little time practicing together.
JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night with four players making their debut.
Tobias Harris had 14 points and eight rebounds in his first game for Philadelphia and Joel Embiid scored 15 and grabbed 12 boards despite playing with a stomach flu.
Tobias Harris hopes to stick around in Philly
Tobias Harris hopes to stay a while with his new team after bouncing around the NBA throughout his career.
Harris was the centerpiece of a blockbuster deal the Philadelphia 76ers made early Wednesday morning to bolster their chances at making a run at a championship. The 26-year-old forward was having a breakout season with the Los Angeles Clippers before coming to his fifth team in eight seasons.
Leonard, Lowry help Raptors beat Embiid, 76ers 119-107
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams.
Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points and Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Toronto overcome another big game for Joel Embiid.
Embiid, 76ers spoil DeMarcus Cousins’ home Warriors debut
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr figured it would be a tough challenge for DeMarcus Cousins to keep up with Joel Embiid at this stage, given Cousins has just returned from almost a yearlong absence recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury.
Embiid had 26 points and 20 rebounds to spoil Cousins' home debut with the Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped Golden State's NBA-best 11-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Thursday night.
Embiid scores 28, leads 76ers to 121-105 victory over Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to experiment with his lineup during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. If one game is any indication, Brown can consider it a success.
The Sixers led throughout and were up by 24 in the second quarter as they rolled to a 121-105 victory over the short-handed Lakers.
Jokic returns to lead Nuggets past 76ers 126-110
DENVER (AP) — If Nikola Jokic was fired up over his one-game suspension, it was hard to tell.
"He came back and did what we expect him to do," coach Michael Malone said after Jokic's seventh triple-double of the season led the Denver Nuggets past the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 126-100 Saturday night.
Embiid scores 33, leads 76ers past Spurs 122-120
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid stretched his balky back each time he had a moment's rest.
Those vital health breaks were fleeting — Embiid gutted out nearly 40 minutes, showing again that the days of the All-Star center missing seasons and stretches of games with injuries have become a faded memory.
Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers used a pair of four-point plays in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-120 on Wednesday night.
Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him.
Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night.
"I love playing against guys you guys say are better than me," Embiid said.
George lifts Thunder past 76ers 117-115
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again.
Then Paul George stole the show.
George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
Embiid, Butler lead 76ers’ 120-96 rout of Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If the Philadelphia 76ers are going to move up in the Eastern Conference standings, they might do it on the strength of their passing.
Joel Embiid had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists Thursday night to lead the Sixers to their seventh win in nine games, a 120-96 blowout of the Indiana Pacers.
Jimmy Butler added 27 points and eight assists as Philadelphia shot 53 percent and finished with 38 assists, the most by an Indiana opponent this season.
76ers escape with 108-105 win over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons backed up his tough talk with a big day.
Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 108-105 on Sunday.
Joel Embiid scored 26 points for the Sixers, who were coming off a 123-121 home loss against Atlanta on Friday night. JJ Redick added 22 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 16.
Embiid sits for 76ers vs. Hawks with sore left ankle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out the 76ers' game Friday night against Atlanta because of a sore left ankle.
Embiid hurt his ankle in a loss to Washington on Wednesday night. Embiid was one of the final players to leave the court during warmups and shot long jumpers wearing "Trust the Process" sneakers.
Embiid leads the 76ers with averages of 26.9 points and 13.4 rebounds in 40 games.
Beal scores 14 straight points, Wizards beat 76ers 123-106
WASHINGTON (AP) — After rising off the floor midway through the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal flashed a thankful smile.
Washington's leading scorer had survived the full force of Joel Embiid.
Beal drew the charge from Philadelphia's brawny center, then went on to score 14 consecutive points and finish with 34, helping the Wizards beat the 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night for a split of the home-and-home set.
Shamet, Embiid lead 76ers to 132-115 rout of Wizards
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia rookie Landry Shamet was putting on such a stellar shooting display that Joel Embiid took a seat in the second row to watch it with the rest of the 76ers fans.
Shamet made eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, both career-highs, and Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the 76ers to a 132-115 rout of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Mavericks, 106-100
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons carried the load without Jimmy Butler. And when Butler returns, the 76ers stars expect Philadelphia to keep rolling.
Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Simmons added 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Philadelphia's 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Embiid scores 42 points, 76ers hold off Suns 132-127
PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers were ready to go home from their trip west a little too early, and it almost cost them.
Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers blew most of a 30-point lead before holding on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night.
On Basketball: International stars leaving mark on NBA
Go back to the 1999-2000 NBA season, and there were only two foreign-born players in the NBA who averaged 15 points per game: Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan.
This season, there are 24 names on that list — by far the most in league history.
The NBA international imprint just keeps getting bigger, providing the sort of transformative impact the likes of which the league probably hasn't seen since the ABA merger.
76ers survive late threat from Clippers to win 119-113
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The energy was flowing late and that's just the way the Philadelphia 76ers like it.
Joel Embiid notched his NBA-leading 32nd double-double of the season in his return and Philadelphia withstood a furious rally by the Los Angeles Clippers in a chippy fourth quarter for a 119-113 victory on Tuesday night to open the new year.
"The game was physical and I like it physical and aggressive," Embiid said. "This was a huge win for us."
McCollum leads Trail Blazers in 129-95 rout of 76ers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers weren't concerned about guard C.J. McCollum's recent shooting slump.
McCollum broke out of a six-game funk on Sunday night, hitting 13 of 18 shots in a 35-point performance as the Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95.
In his six previous games, McCollum was 35 percent from the floor, while shooting 16 percent from 3-point range.
Redick scores 24, Embiid has 23, 76ers roll over Jazz 114-97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It's no secret that Joel Embiid likes to talk.
"I love talking trash. That's my nature. But it's all fun and jokes," Embiid said.
Embiid has been avoiding making waves on social media lately but when he noticed that Utah fans had plenty to say, he just couldn't help himself.
Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers over short-handed Raptors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers weren't too excited after their latest win.
Embiid had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and Philadelphia routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Saturday night.
JJ Redick added 22 points for the 76ers, who pulled within 2½ games of first-place Toronto in the Atlantic Division.
Embiid, Simmons help 76ers end slump, beat Knicks 131-109
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons was angry at himself by halftime. The New York Knicks paid for it after the break.
Joel Embiid had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Simmons got his second triple-double in his last three games, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped out of a funk to beat the Knicks 131-109 on Wednesday night.
Simmons finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, but said his numbers don't tell the whole story.
East features MVP candidates even with LeBron in the West
With eight shopping days to Christmas, the NBA's decision to have Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid in its holiday lineup is more than just sides in another hoop smorgasbord.
It puts the spotlight on — and raises a question — about the MVP race, as in, who in the Eastern Conference is a legitimate contender. It's a question because the last East MVP, LeBron James going on six years ago, has moved West.
Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates.
Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday.
Butler scored 19 points after missing two games — both losses — with a strained groin.
"He's such a large personality and his talent is sort of a spirit he brings to our group," coach Brett Brown said.
Pacers spoil Embiid’s 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.
For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.
Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation.
Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
"If I had two 3s in a row, I feel like Steph," Dinwiddie said. "I wasn't about to stop shooting after that. I don't know if I was in a zone, but if I hit two in a row, I'm hot and they know it."
Embiid powers Sixers past slumping Pistons, 116-102
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid hasn't been feeling like himself for a while and felt sick a day earlier.
Nothing like playing the Pistons to help him snap out of it.
Embiid scored 24 points in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence, Ben Simmons and Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Detroit for the second time in four days, winning 116-102 on Monday night.
Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111
DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers gave their standout center a night off, fell behind by 15 points on the road — and then came back to beat the Detroit Pistons anyway.
"This was our best win of the year under those circumstances," coach Brett Brown said.
Philadelphia’s Embiid resting for game at Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are resting center Joel Embiid for their game at Detroit.
It's the first game all season that Embiid is missing. Coach Brett Brown says he thinks it's the right move for the long run.
Embiid was drafted in 2014 but has only played 120 NBA games because of injury problems. He shot 5 of 17 from the field in a loss at Toronto on Wednesday night.
Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies 103-95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons have started wearing white headbands — yes, they are a headband of brothers — as a symbol of their commitment to defense. But the 76ers stars wanted to make more than a fashion statement — Butler and Simmons made a high-stakes pledge to D with a series of bets. Most steals. Most blocks.
Simmons won the hand with two steals to Butler's one block.
"They gave (Joel Embiid) one of my blocks," Butler said. "Technically, it's 2-2. So we'll push."