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Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations.
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April 09, 2019 - 9:43 pm
By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) -- Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations. Johnson was in his second full season in the position for the Lakers, who are 37...
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WNBA basketball playoff semifinal
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April 08, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. "We are excited about all of it," WNBA...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots as Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game.
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April 07, 2019 - 8:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers endured five straight losing seasons and bottomed out with 10 wins three years ago. Considering how far they fell during their rebuilding project, coach Brett Brown can sure appreciate where they are at the moment. Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds, JJ...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, tries to drive past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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April 05, 2019 - 6:51 am
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern...
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (33) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, April 1, 2019.
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April 02, 2019 - 6:38 am
By Dave Jackson, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — With the Dallas Mavericks leading comfortably in the fourth quarter, their fans wanted Dirk Nowitzki on the court one more time, chanting, "We want Dirk! We want Dirk!" Nowitzki stayed on the bench, but that was the only disappointment Mavs fans...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 25 points for Philadelphia in Jimmy Butler's jeer-filled return to Minnesota, helping the 76ers hang on to beat the Timberwolves 118-109 on Saturday and move one step closer toward solidifying the No. 3 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Ben Simmons...
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Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell, center right, drives to the basket as Philadelphia 76ers' Shake Milton defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game.
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March 28, 2019 - 10:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is raising his game in anticipation of the playoffs. Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. JJ Redick scored 18 points and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, is called for a charge as he runs into Orlando Magic's Khem Birch, lower left, as Magic's Michael Carter-Williams (7) and Aaron Gordon (00) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game.
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March 25, 2019 - 10:48 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A little desperation went a long way for the Orlando Magic. The Magic shut down the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of a 119-98 victory on Monday night that moved them within a half-game of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. "They were desperate. They played like it...
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Mar 23, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) shoots against the Philadelphia 76ers in the third quarter at State Farm Arena.
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March 23, 2019 - 10:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give the Atlanta Hawks a 129-127 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night, ending the 76ers' six-game winning streak. With 3.5 seconds remaining, Young took the inbound pass from Kevin Huerter and dribbled past...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) shoots as Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier, from right, Aron Baynes, Marcus Smart and Al Horford watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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March 21, 2019 - 7:21 am
By Aaron Bracy, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough. Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on...
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