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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Apr. 6, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t resume...

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle (22) goes up for a dunk past Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers rout Pistons with Embiid back from shoulder injury

Mar. 11, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid swished a 3 from the top of the arc and stretched his arms toward a wildly cheering crowd. The roar of the fans in another 76ers' victory has been muted, and the NBA is on hold after it suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers' Embiid returns, Simmons out at least 3 more weeks

Mar. 11, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was back in the lineup Wednesday night against Detroit after missing five games with a sprained left shoulder. The Sixers also said guard Ben Simmons will miss at least three more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back. Simmons missed his eighth...

Philadelphia 76ers' Al Horford, left, keeps the ball from Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry-less Warriors rally to beat 76ers 118-114

Mar. 7, 2020 11:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Paschall scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with 51.7 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-114 on Saturday night to snap a 10-game home losing streak. Playing once again without Stephen Curry, the Warriors trailed most of...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford, left, fouls Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, right, as he goes to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Harris scores 28 as Sixers beat Kings to end long road skid

Mar. 6, 2020 1:56 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tobias Harris had 28 point and 14 rebounds and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings 125-108 on Thursday night for their first road win in more than a month. Shake Milton scored 20 points and Al Horford had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, squeezes between Cleveland Cavaliers' Ante Zizic, left and Matthew Dellavedova in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Who is Joel Embiid? 'Jeopardy' contestant unsure of Process

Mar. 5, 2020 9:46 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Philadelphia 76ers star has a new nickname because of a hilarious wrong answer on "Jeopardy." Who is Joel Embiid? The Sixers All-Star center was featured on the quiz show Wednesday night in the first-round category of “Current Sports Nicknames.” The $1,000 question...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis celebrates after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis scores 37, leads Lakers past Sixers 120-107

Mar. 4, 2020 1:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly before halftime, 6-foot-10 Anthony Davis coolly dropped a crossover dribble and a Eurostep layup on the 76ers. And then shortly after halftime, 35-year-old LeBron James walked the ball upcourt and casually drilled a 3-pointer from the “R” inside the Lakers'...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, shoots as Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 136-130. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Leonard scores 30, Clippers beat 76ers to win 4th straight

Mar. 1, 2020 7:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers was thankful to have his full roster against the Philadelphia 76ers. Otherwise, he didn't think his Los Angeles Clippers would be able to prevail in a game that turned out to be a track meet. The Clippers had four players score at least 24 points for only the second time in...

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris, right, goes up for a shot against New York Knicks' Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Minus Embiid and Simmons, Harris leads 76ers past Knicks

Feb. 27, 2020 10:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris’ performance had the 76ers feeling good during the game, and the doctor’s report on Joel Embiid afterward had them feeling even better. Harris scored 34 points to lead short-handed Philadelphia to a 115-106 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night....