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NBA fines 76ers' Embiid $35,000 for Game 6 altercation

Jun. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta. Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved...

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...

Analysis: The NBA playoffs have entered survivor mode

Jun. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

The NBA champion this season will be the last team standing. Perhaps literally. Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers missed Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a knee sprain and amid concerns that it could be a far more significant...

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...

Jokic leads All-NBA team; MVP runner-up Embiid 2nd-team pick

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first...

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. ...

Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz

Jun. 15, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George know it takes the two of them to make things go right if the Los Angeles Clippers are going to advance beyond the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time. Both responded again on Monday night. Leonard and...

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. ...