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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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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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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler, center, celebrates after scoring a basket against Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115.
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March 20, 2019 - 10:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory...
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Philadelphia 76ers' JJ Redick (17) reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C.
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March 19, 2019 - 10:10 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Jimmy Butler added 23 points and nine assists, and Tobias Harris...
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Kobe Bryant photographed on court at Lower Merion High School.
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Jim Melwert
March 13, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Kobe Bryant jersey stolen from a Lower Merion High School display case two years ago has been returned to the school — after it was bought by a collector in China. According to ESPN , Liu Zhe bought the jersey for about $2,000 to add to his collection. But when he...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, left, shoots against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Philadelphia.
Chris Szagola/AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 6:47 am
By Dave Zeitlin, Associated Press 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 play. Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays...
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Dave Uram
March 08, 2019 - 8:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The expectation was Joel Embiid’s left knee soreness would only keep him out about a week after the 76ers returned from the All-Star break. At this point, it has been roughly two-and-a-half weeks, with no return date set in stone. Embiid is going to miss his eighth...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) shoots the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago.
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March 07, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Andrew Seligman, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. was already in "midstride" taking a drug test when the Chicago Bulls got the word. The game wasn't over, after all. While Porter remained in the back, the Bulls returned for one final play and preserved the victory they thought...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, center, dunks the ball past Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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March 05, 2019 - 10:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stuck in a slump, JJ Redick got a pep talk from his wife, played Legos with his sons and had a few therapeutic talks with his 76ers teammates. He turned the positive thinking into his own calming message to coach Brett Brown: "Look, I'm a big boy. I'll figure it out." Redick...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City.
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March 01, 2019 - 8:46 am
By Cliff Brunt, AP Sports Writer 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. Tobias Harris scored 32 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double to help the 76ers...
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