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ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Sixers star Joel Embiid questionable to face Nets in Game 3

Sixers star Joel Embiid questionable to face Nets in Game 3

The Sixers are listing star center Joel Embiid as questionable to face the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3. Embiid is still dealing with left knee soreness. Joel Embiid is listed as questionable for tomorrow night. — Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) April 17, 2019 The Sixers and Nets are tied at 1-1. Games 3 and 4 will […] The post Sixers star Joel Embiid questionable to face Nets in Game 3 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers 5 hours ago
Building upon what worked in Philadelphia’s Game 2 victory

Building upon what worked in Philadelphia’s Game 2 victory

Thoughts on Ben Simmons’ defense, and JJ Redick having a much better two-way effort Playing in a must-win Game 2, the Philadelphia 76ers responded with a resounding 145-123 victory on the back of a 51-point third quarter. Ben Simmons was utterly dominant, posting a 18-12-10-2 line for his second career playoff triple-double; Joel Embiid rebounded from a lackluster Game 1 for 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 10 boards; Tobias Harris turned it on late for 19 points on 12 shots. It was one of the Sixers’ better performances in recent weeks and should provide some momentum heading into...

Sixers smoke Nets in Game 2 to even up series

PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid didn’t need a cellphone to tell him that he dominated the Nets. The hulking Sixers center, playing on a minutes restriction because of a sore knee, pummeled Brooklyn’s frontcourt in Monday’s Game 2 victory, 145-123. He was too big, too powerful and almost single-handedly...
Liberty Ballers Apr 15, 2019
The Sixers need to shut down Joel Embiid...at least for round 1

The Sixers need to shut down Joel Embiid...at least for round 1

This pains me to write but it does feels right. Joel Embiid just isn’t healthy and it’s not worth pushing the “crown jewel” of the franchise through the rest of this first round against the Brooklyn Nets in his current condition. I understand the context. Fans had legitimate hopes for a title run. All year long we had an MVP candidate and a Defensive Player of the Year Candidate and a First-Team All NBA starter in Embiid. He was routinely dominating offensively and holding together a shaky defense with his sheer will and other-worldly combination of size, timing and agility. The...
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Caris LeVert thought Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons were being ‘disrespectful’ during Embiid’s apology to Jarrett Allen

Caris LeVert thought Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons were being ‘disrespectful’ during Embiid’s apology to Jarrett Allen

Brooklyn Nets swingman Caris LeVert and the rest of his teammates weren’t big fans of what Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and point forward Ben Simmons did during their Game 2 postgame press conference. Embiid and Simmons laughed while Embiid was “apologizing” to Nets big man Jarrett Allen. Embiid viciously elbowed Allen in Game 2 […] The post Caris LeVert thought Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons were being ‘disrespectful’ during Embiid’s apology to Jarrett Allen appeared first on ClutchPoints.
NetsDaily 18 hours ago
Net anger at Sixer immaturity mounts as Game 3 approaches

Net anger at Sixer immaturity mounts as Game 3 approaches

It’s a playoff series now. First, Nets-76ers meets the rule that a playoff series doesn’t begin until the home team loses. That happened in Game 1. And now, after Joel Embiid’s controversial elbow to Jarrett Allen’s face in Game 2, it’s become personal. Very personal. After Wednesday’s practice, Nets players spoke about the flagrant foul — and how Embiid and Ben Simmons laughed off the controversy post-game Monday. Embiid apologized for the elbow and claimed it wasn’t intentional. Then, he and Simmons started laughing. ”I’m not usually humble, that’s why he’s...
Liberty Ballers Apr 15, 2019
Sixers vs. Nets Game 2 Injury Report

Sixers vs. Nets Game 2 Injury Report

We’ll keep a list of running updates on the availability of Sixers players for Game 2. The Philadelphia 76ers will attempt to avenge their disappointing Game 1 loss to the Brooklyn Nets tonight. Unfortunately for the Sixers, their roster is not at 100% — as we all are well aware of. Leading up to the game, we’ll provide any updates we receive on the health and availability of Joel Embiid and the rest of the roster. 10:50 am Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported the following yesterday afternoon: Joel Embiid is currently listed as questionable for Game 2 (left knee...
Liberty Ballers Apr 17, 2019
Brett Brown made the right move by turning to Point Jimmy Butler

Brett Brown made the right move by turning to Point Jimmy Butler

The key rotation change played a part in the huge Game 2 victory After a playoff career-high 36 points in Game 1, Jimmy Butler didn't need to be a scorer in Game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Philadelphia 76ers' offensive barrage was covered. Ben Simmons bounced back in explosive fashion at both ends of the floor with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists, while Joel Embiid poured in 23 points in just 21 minutes. Butler, with his quiet seven-point outing, was able to sit back as his teammates led the blowout. But even with the big drop in scoring, Game 2 was a positive one for Butler....
ClutchPoints Apr 14, 2019
Sixers’ Joel Embiid listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Nets

Sixers’ Joel Embiid listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Nets

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid has been listed as questionable for Game 2 of the best-of-seven first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. The injury report that Brett Brown referred to earlier in the afternoon has been released. Joel Embiid is officially questionable for Game 2 with left knee soreness https://t.co/ccEp1cNSIs — Dave […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Nets forwards Rodions Kurucs, Jared Dudley looking to get back at Joel Embiid for elbowing Jarrett Allen

Nets forwards Rodions Kurucs, Jared Dudley looking to get back at Joel Embiid for elbowing Jarrett Allen

The Brooklyn Nets weren’t happy when Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid elbowed Jarrett Allen in Game 2 and was only called for a Flagrant 1 foul. To make matters even worse, Embiid and Ben Simmons were laughing during their postgame press conference with reporters when Embiid was telling the media he was sorry for […] The post Nets forwards Rodions Kurucs, Jared Dudley looking to get back at Joel Embiid for elbowing Jarrett Allen appeared first on ClutchPoints.
NetsDaily Apr 16, 2019
Did refs blow a blatant flagrant 2 on Joel Embiid? Duh!

Did refs blow a blatant flagrant 2 on Joel Embiid? Duh!

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — If the NBA was a cartoon, Jarrett Allen would’ve been laying on the floor with chirping birds flying in a circle above his head. The Nets trailed the 76ers by two points with 35 seconds left when Joel Embiid extended his elbows and delivered a swift haymaker into the face of Jarrett Allen. The refs deemed it a Flagrant 1 foul, but watching it live and re-watching it on video, it’s clear that it should’ve been a Flagrant 2 foul —and ejection— for Philly’s most dominant player. This is an elbow I would NOT want to take. Not for a million dollars. (Okay...
Liberty Ballers Apr 15, 2019
James Ennis has been cleared and is available to play tonight

James Ennis has been cleared and is available to play tonight

The Sixers have received plenty of bad news recently with the aggravation of a left knee injury to their superstar Joel Embiid. This time they get a bit of good news. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, James Ennis is available to play tonight in game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets. Trailing 1-0 in the best of 7 game series, the Sixers’ rotation was already dangerously thin. It didn’t help when Ennis injured his quad with a contusion weeks ago. To make matters worse he aggravated the injury and missed even more time. But the perimeter player acquired in a trade around the...
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Nets’ Jarrett Allen doesn’t think Joel Embiid’s elbow to the head was intentional

Nets’ Jarrett Allen doesn’t think Joel Embiid’s elbow to the head was intentional

Joel Embiid’s vicious elbow on Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen could have been one that turned the tide in favor of the road team, as a Flagrant 2 call would have seen the Philadelphia 76ers big man exit with only seconds left in the first half of Game 2 on Monday. The officials ruled the […] The post Nets’ Jarrett Allen doesn’t think Joel Embiid’s elbow to the head was intentional appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 15, 2019
Sixers’ Joel Embiid elbows Jarrett Allen in the face, gets Flagrant 1

Sixers’ Joel Embiid elbows Jarrett Allen in the face, gets Flagrant 1

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has a reputation around the NBA. He always plays hard, aggressive basketball, but sometimes he takes it a bit too far. On Monday night, he did just that. Late in the second quarter of Game 2 of the Sixers’ first-round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, Embiid tried to drive to […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid elbows Jarrett Allen in the face, gets Flagrant 1 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Nothin' But Nets Apr 16, 2019

Brooklyn Nets learn NBA justice much like the real world

The Brooklyn Nets literally and figuratively took one on the chin in Game 2 Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers as NBA justice remains star-powered. Joel Embiid nearly delivered a knockout blow to the jaw of Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen in the final minute of the first half. Given a reprieve from the officials in […] Brooklyn Nets learn NBA justice much like the real world - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Apr 16, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 lessons from emphatic Game 2 win over Brooklyn Nets

The Philadelphia 76ers bounced back in a big way Monday night, tying their first round series 1-1. After a disappointing loss Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia 76ers faced the most important game of the season Monday night. Despite the obvious talent advantage, the Sixers didn’t want to visit Brooklyn in an 0-2 hole. Now the series […] Philadelphia 76ers: 3 lessons from emphatic Game 2 win over Brooklyn Nets - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Video: Sixers’ Joel Embiid apologizes for elbow on Jarrett Allen, Ben Simmons laughs

Video: Sixers’ Joel Embiid apologizes for elbow on Jarrett Allen, Ben Simmons laughs

Things got pretty heated in Game 2 of the first-round series matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. At one point in the game, Sixers big man Joel Embiid got hit with a Flagrant 1 after catching Nets center Jarrett Allen with an elbow right on the face. After his team’s lopsided 145-123 […] The post Video: Sixers’ Joel Embiid apologizes for elbow on Jarrett Allen, Ben Simmons laughs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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