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Jalen Brunson, Knicks spoil Kyle Lowry's 76ers debut with Spike Lee watching in Philly, win 110-96

Feb. 22, 2024 22:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson heard “MVP!” chants each time the New York Knicks All-Star stepped to the free-throw line. The former Villanova All-American signed dozens of autographs before the game — many for fans wearing his old college jersey. Spike Lee wore Brunson's...

Analysis: Amid a wide-open playoff race, a wide-open NBA MVP race might be brewing as well

Feb. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EST

The new rule that rendered Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid ineligible for a second consecutive NBA MVP award because he’s missing too many games has the potential to create something the league hasn’t seen in almost two decades. That would be a wide-open MVP race. ...

The NBA's scoring boom is still going strong, and some wonder if that's a good thing

Feb. 19, 2024 12:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was a week in January unlike almost any other in NBA history. Joel Embiid scored 70 and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 62 one night, followed four days later by Luka Doncic scoring 73 and Devin Booker scoring 62. That’s four 60-point games in five days —...

Silver says the NBA's 65-game policy for awards is leading to players playing more

Feb. 17, 2024 20:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In Adam Silver’s eyes, the NBA’s new 65-game policy is working. The commissioner, in his annual All-Star weekend news conference, said Saturday night he believes the league’s rules, which mandate players must generally play in at least 65 games to be...

Miami's Bam Adebayo will start All-Star Game, replacing injured Philadelphia center Joel Embiid

Feb. 17, 2024 13:47 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new honor is awaiting Miami’s Bam Adebayo: He’ll be an All-Star starter for the first time. Adebayo was announced Saturday as the replacement for Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in the Eastern Conference starting lineup for Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game....

Bam Adebayo has 23 points and 14 rebounds in Heat's 109-104 victory over 76ers

Feb. 14, 2024 22:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-104 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the NBA All-Star break. Adbebayo’s thundering dunk capped off a 10-2 run in the fourth quarter that...

Buddy Hield scores 24 as 76ers end Cavaliers' 9-game winning streak with 123-121 victory

Feb. 12, 2024 22:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Buddy Hield is still getting used to his new surroundings. He looked much more settled in on Monday night. Hield scored 24 points in his third game for Philadelphia, Kelly Oubre Jr. also had 24 and the 76ers halted Cleveland's nine-game winning streak, hanging on...

76ers team president Daryl Morey 'hopeful' that Embiid can return for a possible postseason run

Feb. 09, 2024 19:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers team president Daryl Morey expressed optimism on Friday that reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid would return from a knee injury in time for a possible postseason run. “We're hopeful,” Morey said before the 76ers hosted the Atlanta Hawks and...

Trade deadline day: The Knicks took a big swing, and some shooters are now in the playoff race

Feb. 08, 2024 23:23 PM EST

Bojan Bogdanovic left Detroit to join a now even-more-formidable contender in New York. Gordon Hayward is leaving Charlotte for one of the NBA's best surprise stories this season in Oklahoma City. Doug McDermott was once traded by Indiana to San Antonio, and now, the Spurs have traded him back to...

Andrew Wiggins has double-double, leads Warriors to 127-104 win over 76ers

Feb. 07, 2024 23:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Steve Kerr sounded like a wide-eyed optimist in his state-of-the-Warriors breakdown, less than 24 hours ahead of the NBA trade deadline. His assessment: Golden State — a team still not yet in the playoff standings — is still poised for big things this...