NBA Playoffs

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid watches during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York.
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April 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Boban Marjanovic, right, shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Ed Davis, center, during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 131-115.
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April 19, 2019 - 7:37 am
By Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-...
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Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, who once controlled the remnants of a Philadelphia organized crime family that was decimated by a bloody civil war in the 1980s and 1990s, pleaded guilty on to an illegal gambling charge.
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April 27, 2018 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A notorious Philadelphia mob boss pleaded guilty to an illegal betting charge on Friday before taking the occasion to make a bold prediction about his home town team's chances in the NBA playoffs. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, whose lawyer has called him a degenerate gambler, told...
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Ben Simmons (25) dribbles against the defense of Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) during game two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs.
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April 16, 2018 - 11:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers' 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series. Playing without injured All-Star center Joel Embiid...
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Sixers vs Heat
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Matt Leon
April 16, 2018 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia 76ers will look to take a 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat Monday night in their first-round playoff series when the two teams battle again at the Wells Fargo Center. Brett Brown's squad won the series opener on Saturday night, 130-103 in South...
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Apr 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) stands on the court in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena.
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April 12, 2018 - 4:24 pm
(AP) — The NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow. The regular season ended with a flourish. Wednesday's final night of the regular season was well beyond dramatic — an overtime game between Minnesota and Denver to decide the last berth, another overtime...
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Sixers Playoff Logo
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April 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history. And so does the city the team represents. When the Sixers take the floor Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center for their first playoff game in six years, there will be something new to symbolize that history. The team...
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Sixers vs. Mavericks
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April 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.J. Redick scored 18 points, and the surging Philadelphia 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Ben Simmons added 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Robert Covington had 15 points and 10...
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