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Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) reacts after a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Wright, Ellington lead Pistons over 76ers 119-104

Jan. 25, 2021 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons (4-13), who still have...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free...

Philadelphia 76ers' Seth Curry, left, looks to make his move against Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid dominates again in 76ers' 122-110 win over Celtics

Jan. 22, 2021 11:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid dropped a step-back 3-pointer and stated the shot was “nasty.” His game at MVP level, Embiid has avoided the flops that have dogged his career — putting up numbers as he dodged the claim he should be too big to flail. Embiid had 38 points and 11...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 42, leads 76ers past Celtics 117-109

Jan. 20, 2021 10:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has been the early season MVP for the Sixers. At this rate, the All-Star center could be in contention for a bigger prize. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) goes to the basket next to Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight

Jan. 16, 2021 11:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists. Rookie...

Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe, right, blocks the shot by Miami Heat's Tyler Herro, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

Jan. 14, 2021 10:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons called trade rumors part of the NBA. With another triple-double, he showed why he's coveted around the league — and needed in Philly. Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds and Shake Milton returned from COVID-related issues and scored 31 points and lead...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts to the 137-134 overtime win in an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 45, Mathias wins it for 76ers in OT on 3

Jan. 12, 2021 10:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pick a position, Joel Embiid got to the basket at will and continued to stir early-season MVP hype. Dakota Mathias needed only one open look to squeeze his way into Embiid's personal highlight reel. Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds, Mathias’ only basket of the game was a...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 PM EST

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of keeping the season going safely. For “at least the next two weeks,” the league and union said,...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Young's 26 points lead Hawks past short-handed 76ers, 112-94

Jan. 11, 2021 10:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 26 points, including the first three baskets of Atlanta's dominant start to the second half, and the Hawks beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 112-94 on Monday night. De'Andre Hunter and Brandon Goodwin had 15 points as the Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak....

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Richardson (0) argue with referees after Richardson was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

'Uncharted waters': More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Jan. 11, 2021 7:07 PM EST

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact-tracing issues on Monday, and the Miami Heat were preparing to be without eight players — including All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo — for several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Monday’s game...