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76ers need better Harden, healthy Embiid to contend in East

May. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first piece of the 76ers’ offseason is set: Doc Rivers will return to coach next season, early exits and all. Another question mark seems somewhat settled, James Harden wants to stay in Philly and the Sixers want him back. All signs point to yes, but no deal — one that...

Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals

May. 13, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler knocked Joel Embiid out of the playoffs, then walked over to his former 76ers teammate and hugged him, told him he loved him and was proud of him. Butler then headed out of a familiar court a winner — and straight into another conference finals...

76ers, Mavericks try and stave off elimination in Game 6

May. 11, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid took a shot to the face that not even his mask could help him absorb. He went down in a heap and stayed on the court in pain until he could compose himself. Game 5 would get worse in so many ways for Embiid and the 76ers. There was the...

Heat roll past 76ers 120-85 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead

May. 10, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shots fell again for the Miami Heat. They kept Joel Embiid and James Harden in check. Their coach got an in-game massage from DJ Khaled. Yes, really. It was that sort of night for the Heat, who — even without everyone getting shoulder rubs — are...

Lowry's hamstring rules him out of Game 5 of Heat-76ers

May. 10, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry's strained left hamstring has sent him back to the bench. Lowry's leg issue forced the Miami Heat to rule out their starting point guard for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers. He missed four...

Mavs to visit Suns, 76ers to visit Heat in Game 5 showdowns

May. 09, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

Phoenix's Chris Paul was livid. Miami's Kyle Lowry was limping. The playoffs are getting tougher for the No. 1 seeds, and issues with their point guards are part of the reason why. Phoenix and Miami find themselves in big-time fights now, after both took 2-0 leads in...

Harden, Embiid power 76ers past Heat, even series 2-2

May. 08, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden took a sensational step forward in the postseason for the 76ers with step-back 3s that rekindled his dominant form. Joel Embiid is playing better by the game, and the MVP finalist might have his best basketball ahead. Embiid is ready. So is Harden....

76ers fined $50,000 for Embiid injury status violation

May. 07, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating league injury reporting rules in failing to disclose Joel Embiid’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner. Embiid returned Friday night after missing the first two games...

Embiid's return for 76ers changes dynamic of Heat series

May. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid's final line in the box score looked a bit pedestrian compared to his usual MVP numbers. But the Philadelphia 76ers center played Game 3 anyway. With a thumb that needs a surgery. With a broken face. And just days after suffering a concussion. His...

Embiid returns from injury, 76ers beat Heat 99-79 in Game 3

May. 06, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid spent the week groggy from a concussion. His busted thumb needs surgery. MVP form? Not yet. But Embiid wore his black mask and injected the 76ers — and a skittish fanbase - with revitalized championship aspirations. Embiid inspired...