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Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols

Dec. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year’s Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus. Along with Ball, guard...

Embiid's late jumper caps 76ers' rally past Hawks, 98-96

Dec. 03, 2021 23:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After playing only .500 ball through 22 games, the Philadelphia 76ers finally produced a win capable of turning around their season. Joel Embiid scored 28 points, including a jumper with 42 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the...

LeBron James out of COVID-19 protocols, cleared to return

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing one game under the NBA's health and safety protocols. The league said Thursday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting...

Tatum (26 pts, 16 reb) leads Celtics past 76ers, 88-87

Dec. 01, 2021 23:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had made just one of his first six shots against Philadelphia when Celtics coach Ime Udoka came to him with a sort of a pep talk. “I told him it would be nice to make a shot,” Udoka said. “He looked up at me and said: ‘I’ve got nine...

LeBron James in NBA's virus protocols, ruled out Tuesday

Nov. 30, 2021 21:59 PM EST

LeBron James has been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols, and was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Such a move almost certainly means one of two things: that James, who said earlier this season that he...

Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers gave a pep talk to Jamahl Mosley shortly after the Orlando Magic hired the rookie head coach in July. The 76ers coach's advice was simple: “Just trust the process of things,” Mosley said. Trust the process is still...

Timberwolves spoil Embiid's 76ers return with 2OT victory

Nov. 27, 2021 23:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 35 points and had a decisive steal and assist in the final seconds of the second overtime in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 121-120 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Embiid had 42 points...

76ers' Joel Embiid returns after 9-game COVID-19 absence

Nov. 27, 2021 18:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid returned Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols. The four-time All-Star hadn’t played since Nov. 6, with the 76ers going 2-7 without him. Embiid...

76ers pull away in 4th to beat Kings, spoil Gentry's debut

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Callif. (AP) — Tyrese Maxey had 24 points and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat Sacramento 102-94 on Monday night, spoiling Alvin Gentry’s debut as interim Kings coach. Shake Milton scored 16 points and Matisse Thybulle added 15, helping the Sixers...

Lillard has season-high 39 points, Trail Blazers beat 76ers

Nov. 21, 2021 01:58 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-111 on Saturday night. The All-Star guard, fighting his way out of a slump early in the season, was 10 for 21 from the field and made...