Denver’s Nikola Jokic now knows how Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid felt during two previous NBA award seasons.
Second in the MVP race — but only second-team All-NBA.
Embiid — the newly crowned MVP — headlined the All-NBA team unveiled Wednesday night.
Embiid scores 33, 76ers beat Celtics 115-103 for 3-2 leadMay 10, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Having silenced the TD Garden crowd and put the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics on the brink of a second-round exit, 76ers players barely cracked a smile as they walked off the court.
Tatum, Brown spark Celtics past 76ers 114-102 in Game 3May 6, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scrambling for a loose ball late in the fourth quarter and the outcome of Game 3 still in the balance, Grant Williams was accidentally stomped face-first into the court by Joel Embiid's wayward foot.
Embiid: MVP is validation, but NBA title is still the goalMay 3, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid finally said it: Winning the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award has been a dream ever since he belatedly started playing basketball.
“I know I’ve always said I don’t care, but it was just for you guys to leave me alone,” the 76ers center said Wednesday, a day after he was voted to his first MVP after two runner-up finishes.
NBA MVP: 76ers’ Embiid wins league’s top individual honorMay 3, 2023 GMT
Joel Embiid began the long process toward NBA MVP as a towering soccer prospect in Africa who never picked up a basketball until he was a teenager.
Once he changed sports for good, Embiid became a generational — albeit often-injured — talent.
76ers star Joel Embiid (knee) out for Game 1 vs. CelticsMay 1, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid sat out Game 1 of the Philadelphia 76ers' Eastern Conference semifinal against the Boston Celtics with a right knee injury.
Coach Doc Rivers confirmed the MVP finalist's status during his pregame availability on Monday.
Injured Embiid ‘doubtful’ for Game 1, says 76ers coachApril 29, 2023 GMT
CAMDEN. N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers says NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 1 of the playoff series against the Boston Celtics with a sprained right knee.
Embiid was examined by doctors this week and has yet to practice ahead of Monday's Eastern Conference semifinals opener at Boston.
76ers remain unsure if injured Embiid can play in East semisApril 27, 2023 GMT
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers still aren't saying if Joel Embiid will be able to return from a sprained right knee and play next week in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The 76ers completed a sweep of the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, providing a great opportunity for Embiid to rest up.
Sixers’ sweep gives Embiid time to heal up for second roundApril 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid received news this week that he has heard far too many times in the last few years. He was going to be sidelined in the playoffs.
It's now three straight years the All-Star center has missed at least one game for the Philadelphia 76ers at the most important time of the year.
76ers finish sweep of Nets without Embiid in 96-88 winApril 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — All Joel Embiid could give the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday was encouragement.
The NBA's leading scorer and MVP finalist couldn't play because of a sprained right knee, but still provided a presence for his team.
76ers’ Joel Embiid out of Game 4 with sprained kneeApril 22, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid will sit out because of a sprained right knee when the Philadelphia 76ers try to complete a sweep of the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
The 76ers added the All-Star center to the injury report Friday night, a night after he was limping multiple times during their 102-97 victory in Game 3.
Harden ejected, but not Embiid for groin-area shots to NetsApril 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden made direct contact when he swung at a Nets player's groin. Joel Embiid's kick to a different player landed in a safer spot.
That's why Harden was thrown out and Embiid dodged an ejection Thursday night in Philadelphia's 102-97 victory in Game 3.
Embiid gets late block as Maxey, 76ers take 3-0 lead on NetsApril 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Laboring throughout the game and perhaps lucky to not have been ejected for kicking a Nets player in the groin area, Joel Embiid told himself he had to stay on the floor.
Maxey, Embiid, Harris power 76ers to 96-84 win over NetsApril 18, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid pumped his fist in the air and exhorted the Philly crowd to get louder as Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey hit game-changing 3s and stymied Brooklyn runs with clutch boards.
East play-in field set, Embiid poised to win scoring titleApril 8, 2023 GMT
The Eastern Conference play-in tournament matchups are set, as are the top four seeds in the Western Conference.
Also apparently decided: The NBA’s scoring race.
Brooklyn sealed the No. 6 seed in the East on Friday night, which locked Miami into No.
Embiid scores 52, leads 76ers past Celtics 103-101April 5, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid earned the highest stamp of approval from coach Doc Rivers after the All-Star center blistered Boston for his third 50-point game of the season and carried the 76ers on his beat-up, 7-foot frame to victory.
It’s Embiid vs. Doncic for scoring title in NBA’s final weekApril 3, 2023 GMT
For the second time, the NBA will have an international player as its scoring champion.
It will be the second time in as many years.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid — who was born in Cameroon — is on the cusp of becoming a back-to-back scoring champion, though he and Dallas’ Luka Doncic might take that race down to the wire.
Harden, Embiid lead 76ers to 117-110 win over RaptorsApril 1, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden sat at his locker inside the 76ers' new locker room — complete with oversized team logo in the center — and got his left ankle taped.
Embiid, Harden power 76ers past Mavericks, 116-108March 30, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embid returned from a hotly debated one-game absence because of injury and got the 76ers to 50 wins in the fewest amount of games since 2001. Maybe like Allen Iverson and the ‘01 Sixers, perhaps Embiid's next step is an MVP and a trip to the NBA Finals.
Embiid sits out, Jokic leads Nuggets past 76ers 116-111March 28, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic posted his 29th triple-double of the season Monday night and the Denver Nuggets beat the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers 116-111 in a game Joel Embiid sat out with a sore right calf.
76ers’ Embiid sitting out showdown with Nuggets’ JokicMarch 28, 2023 GMT
The showdown between MVP front-runners fizzled Monday when Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was ruled out against the Nuggets and star Nikola Jokic because of a sore right calf.
Sixers star Joel Embiid exits with mild right calf tightnessMarch 23, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid left Wednesday night's 116-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls with mild right calf tightness.
Embiid, one of the front-runners for the NBA MVP award, finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in just over 16 minutes of playing time.
Embiid scores 38 in romp, 76ers rout Hornets 121-82March 18, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid had 38 points and 13 rebounds in just 29 minutes, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-82 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.
Embiid scores 36, gets late call reversed in win over CavsMarch 16, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Embiid went from fouling out to staying in.
Philadelphia's All-Star had 36 points and 18 rebounds and played the final 4:12 after a charging call for his sixth foul was overturned, leading the 76ers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Embiid and Lillard clash in Philadelphia-Portland matchupMarch 9, 2023 GMT
Portland Trail Blazers (31-35, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (43-22, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two of the league's best scorers, Joel Embiid and Damian Lillard, meet when Philadelphia and Portland hit the court.
Embiid scores 39; Harden-less 76ers beat Wolves 117-94March 8, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 39 points, Tyrese Maxey added 27 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-94 on Tuesday night, despite playing without star James Harden.
Embiid leads Philadelphia against Minnesota after 42-point outingMarch 7, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (42-22, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32, sixth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -1.5
Mitchell scores 40, Cavs sent Celtics to another OT lossMarch 7, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points and Lamar Stevens fueled Cleveland’s fourth-quarter comeback with his hustle, leading the Cavaliers to a 118-114 win on Monday night over the Boston Celtics, who lost their second overtime game in less than 24 hours.
Embiid scores 42, Sixers beat Pacers 147-143 without much DMarch 7, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid kept making shots and James Harden kept finding open teammates.
The combination was all but unstoppable.
Embiid scored 42 points, Harden added 20 assists, 14 points and nine rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers broke open a close game with a decisive fourth-quarter run to beat the Indiana Pacers 147-143 on Monday night.
Embiid, Philadelphia set for matchup against IndianaMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (41-22, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (29-36, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -7
76ers rally to win 133-130, snap Bucks’ 16-game streakMarch 5, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nothing could faze the Philadelphia 76ers.
Not the loss of two starters. Not an 18-point deficit late in the third quarter. Not even the fact they were facing the NBA's hottest team on the road.
76ers rally to end Bucks’ winning streak at 16March 5, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joel Embiid made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 41.4 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers ended Milwaukee's winning streak at 16, beating the Bucks the 133-130 on Saturday night.
Milwaukee had the longest winning streak in the NBA since the Phoenix Suns had 18 straight victories early last season.
Embiid and Philadelphia visit Antetokounmpo and the BucksMarch 3, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (40-22, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (45-17, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NBA's top scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid, meet when Milwaukee and Philadelphia hit the court.
Doncic, Irving combine to lead Mavericks past 76ers 133-126March 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 42 points, Kyrie Irving added 40 and the new All-Star pairing sparkled throughout the Dallas Mavericks’ 133-126 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Doncic scores 42, Irving 40 as Mavs outlast 76ers 133-126March 3, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving said after four losses in five games alongside Luka Doncic that he simply needed to join the party.
This was quite the shindig.
Doncic scored 42 points, Irving added 40 and the new All-Star pairing sparkled throughout the Dallas Mavericks' 133-126 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Top scorers face off in Dallas-Philadelphia matchupMarch 2, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (40-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (32-31, seventh in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Mavericks -3
Maxey scores 27, 76ers roll past Heat 119-96 without EmbiidMarch 2, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid got the night off. The Philadelphia 76ers didn't need him anyway.
Tyrese Maxey scored 27 points, James Harden added 23 and the 76ers took control early on the way to a 119-96 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Embiid ruled out of 76ers-Heat game with left foot sorenessMarch 2, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid missed Wednesday's game against Miami with left foot soreness.
Embiid was ruled out about 30 minutes before the game. It's the 13th game he has missed this season; Philadelphia entered Wednesday 8-4 this season in games in which Embiid does not play.
Irving senses Mavs’ urgency in new star pairing with DoncicMarch 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving senses the stress of trying to figure things out with Luka Doncic and the rest of his new Dallas teammates as the Mavericks jostle for playoff positioning in the tightly packed Western Conference.
Embiid and the 76ers face the HeatFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (39-21, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (33-29, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Miami Heat.
Butler’s acrobatic layup, 23 points lead Heat past 76ersFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler hit an acrobatic reverse layup in the final minutes, and his 23 points led five Miami players in double figures as the Heat edged the Philadelphia 76ers 101-99 on Monday night.
Philadelphia plays Miami following Embiid’s 41-point gameFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
Miami Heat (32-29, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (39-20, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts the Miami Heat after Joel Embiid scored 41 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 110-107 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Morant, Grizzlies beat Nuggets in matchup of West leadersFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 23 points and seven rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies raced to an early lead and coasted to a 112-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top teams.
Tatum’s late 3 lifts Celtics past Embiid, 76ers 110-107February 26, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jayson Tatum buried the 3-pointer that put Boston ahead with 1.3 seconds left and casually backpedaled on defense before he turned to greet his teammates and — woosh! — a 70-foot shot sailed over his head and into the basket.
Embiid and Tatum clash in Philadelphia-Boston matchupFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
Boston Celtics (43-17, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (39-19, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NBA's top scorers, Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum, meet when Philadelphia and Boston square off.
NBA-leading Celtics outlast Pacers 142-138 in OTFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the final four in the last minute of overtime, and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Indiana Pacers 142-138 on Thursday night.
Jaylen Brown added 30 points as the Celtics improved the NBA’s best record to 43-17.
Harden, Embiid, Harris rally 76ers past Grizzlies 110-105February 24, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid slogged through illness and even played the rare role of victim on a dunk attempt. With a few big buckets and his own one-handed stuff of Ja Morant, Embiid ultimately showed why it's never good to count out The Big Man.
Embiid and Philadelphia host Morant and the GrizzliesFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
Memphis Grizzlies (35-22, second in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (38-19, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -4; over/under is 228.5
All-Star top picks: Lillard (reserves), Embiid (starters)February 20, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard was the first reserve taken by captain Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sunday in the All-Star Game draft, and Joel Embiid was the first starter taken by fellow captain LeBron James for the matchup.
All-Star weekend arrives, as NBA heads to Salt Lake CityFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If so inclined, and if fellow captain LeBron James was to cooperate with his own selections, Giannis Antetokounmpo could pick Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Lauri Markkanen to play on his team Sunday night.
Embiid has 29 points, helps 76ers snap Cavaliers’ win streakFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 29 points — including the 10,000th of his career — and the Philadelphia 76ers survived a rocky second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-112 on Wednesday night.
Harden scores 29 to help 76ers throttle Rockets, 123-104February 14, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists against his former team while Tyrese Maxey scored 26 off the bench as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets 123-104 on Monday night.
Embiid and the 76ers face the RocketsFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
Houston Rockets (13-43, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (36-19, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers face the Houston Rockets.
Embiid leads 76ers over Nets in Harden’s return to BrooklynFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points and 13 rebounds, James Harden scored 29 points in his first game in Brooklyn since being traded a year ago to begin a Big Three breakup, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Nets 101-98 on Saturday night.
Embiid, Philadelphia set for matchup against BrooklynFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (35-19, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (33-22, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nets -2.5
Maxey gives 76ers spark in 119-108 win over KnicksFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey provided a huge boost off the bench, scoring 27 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers rally from a 13-point deficit for a 119-108 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Embiid and the 76ers take on the KnicksFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
New York Knicks (30-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (34-19, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup with New York.
Kyrie scores 24 in Dallas debut as Mavericks beat ClippersFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in his Dallas debut and the Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 on Wednesday night.
The eight-time All-Star was traded to the Mavs on Sunday from the Brooklyn Nets.
Tatum and Embiid clash in Boston-Philadelphia matchupFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers (34-18, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (38-16, first in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid meet when Boston squares off against Philadelphia.