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76ers put Process legacy on the line in Game 7 vs Hawks

Jun. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers met Joel Embiid on the court, slapped the big man’s hand and gave him a big I-told-you-so in the waning moments of a Game 6 victory. Rivers believed in his 76ers. Embiid, Seth Curry and even Tobias Harris came through down the stretch to...

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks 104-99

Jun. 18, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers remained confident after blowing big leads in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks and continued to avoid self-doubt after falling behind by 12 early in Game 6. Finally, the 76ers showed their belief in their talent, and their...

Top seeds 76ers, Jazz facing elimination games in semifinals

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA's top playoff seeds, Philadelphia and Utah, are on the brink of being eliminated. The 76ers have blown leads of 18 and 26 points in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, who now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2. Atlanta, the...

Sixers' Ben Simmons making NBA history with free-throw woes

Jun. 17, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

Ben Simmons’ foul-shooting woes so far in the playoffs aren’t just obvious. They’re basically unprecedented. The Philadelphia guard is 22 for 67 from the line so far in this postseason. He’s down to 32.8% after going 4-for-14 in...

Hawks rally from 26 points down, stun 76ers in Game 5

Jun. 16, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young ran off the court clapping and yapping toward the few Hawks fans that braved the Philly crowd and stuck around and were rewarded with a comeback victory for the ages. “I was just showing love to the ATL fans that showed up,” Young...

76ers, Jazz head home in tied series with ailing stars

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and the 76ers barely have a leg to stand on. Embiid can’t jump. He can’t get any lift in his shots -- notable in a blown layup that should have won Game 4 -- and couldn’t make any buckets in the second half. Embiid is day to day. ...

Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

76ers' Rivers seeks fill-in for injured Green against Hawks

Jun. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Doc Rivers isn't revealing his plan for replacing Danny Green in the Philadelphia 76ers' lineup. Rivers said Sunday “some of the unintended good consequences of having injuries during the regular season” are having options for Game 4 of the Eastern...

Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series

Jun. 11, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid kept taking falls. He also kept rising to his feet. Nothing was going to take Philadelphia's big center off the court with the playoff series lead on the line. Embiid scored 27 points and the 76ers rode a dominant third...

Analysis: In the NBA, a breakthrough win awaits for a GM

Jun. 11, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Phoenix general manager James Jones was the guy who would routinely hold court at his locker a half-hour before games and engage in all sorts of conversations in his playing days. Books he was reading, what the financial markets were doing, current events, political matters, the nuances of...