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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...

Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic's status for Hawks in Game 7

Jun. 19, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line. Bogdan Bogdanovic's status is uncertain for Sunday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury. ...

NBA playoff notebook: Clippers leading the comeback craze

Jun. 19, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

The postseason is now comeback season. And the Los Angeles Clippers can claim to be the comeback kings. The Clippers’ franchise is known for many things on the futility front: never making the NBA Finals; going 30 years without winning a single...

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. ...