Latest NBA All-Star Game News

Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

Apr. 13, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss. Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and...

Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

Apr. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell rang up a scoring burst that helped Brooklyn dial up an upset and filled Philly's home court with a barrage of boos. All-Star Ben Simmons wants to put the fans on mute — and the Sixers could stand to silence their cellphones. "If you're going to boo, then stay on...

Correction: Cavaliers-Renamed Arena story

Apr. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story April 9 about the renaming of the Cleveland Cavaliers' arena, The Associated Press erroneously reported when the team will host the NBA All-Star Game. It is 2022, not 2020. A corrected version of the story is below: Cavaliers' arena renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Cleveland...

Sixers keep Embiid home from 3-game trip to rest left knee

Mar. 30, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to rest All-Star center Joel Embiid during their three-game trip for precaution with the playoffs approaching. Coach Brett Brown said before the Sixers played at Minnesota on Saturday that Embiid stayed home as part of the team's plan for "load...