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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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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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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.
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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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