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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Heat's Justise Winslow stepped on Joel Embiid's protective mask in Game 3

Embiid sustained an orbital bone fracture March 28 and underwent surgery on March 31. He missed Philadelphias final eight regular-season games and its first two playoff games.        

www.bostonherald.com

Joel Embiid lifts Sixers over Heat in first game back from injury

MIAMI — The 76ers welcomed back their best player, and got back to their winning ways.Joel Embiid finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three blocks as the Sixers defeated the Miami Heat, 128-108, Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at AmericanAirlines Arena. Philly will take a 2-1 series advantage into Game 4 on Saturday afternoon at the same arena.The Sixers lost Game 2 at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday. But before that, they had won 17 consecutive games dating back to the regular season.Ben Simmons finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds,...

Heat Index | ESPN

Embiid: I'm going to be a nightmare for (Heat)

In his return after missing three weeks due to an orbital fracture and a concussion, Sixers center Joel Embiid had 23 points in Philadelphia's 128-108 Game 3 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday.

ClutchPoints

Sixers news: Joel Embiid reveals new mask and goggles for Game 3 vs. Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers announced that Joel Embiid will return tonight from a near-month-long absence from an orbital fracture on his left eye and a concussion. He was originally set to miss a couple of weeks with a return for the playoffs possible, but was listed as doubtful to play on Wednesday night. Embiid likely had […] The post Sixers news: Joel Embiid reveals new mask and goggles for Game 3 vs. Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Liberty Ballers

Sixers @ Heat: Game 3 Game Thread

A decisive game in Miami could have a giant effect on the entire series. Game Info Time: 7:00 pm EST Watch: TNT or NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Twitter: @Liberty_Ballers Projected Starters Philadelphia 76ers- PG: Ben Simmons SG: JJ Redick SF: Robert Covington PF: Dario Saric C: Amir Johnson Miami Heat- PG: Goran Dragic SG: Tyler Johnson SF: Josh Richardson PF: James Johnson C: Hassan Whiteside Injury Report: Sixers: Joel Embiid is PROBABLE and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot are OUT Heat: Dion Waiters is OUT

Liberty Ballers

Joel Embiid now listed as PROBABLE for Game 3 vs. Heat

Embiid has been upgraded to probable for Game 3 vs. the Miami Heat. The NBA internal injury report now has Joel Embiid listed as probable.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) April 19, 2018 It’s happening. Hopefully. Joel Embiid has been upgraded from doubtful to probable for Game 3 vs. the Miami Heat. If Joel plays, it changes the outlook of tonight’s game drastically. The Sixers could desperately use his presence due to Miami’s increased physicality on the defensive end. There’s a fear that physicality could endanger Embiid if his face isn’t 100% healed. But the Sixers have...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sixers center Joel Embiid's status for Game 3 against Heat still unknown

The Philadelphia 76ers are uncertain when they will have center Joel Embiid back in the lineup. On Wednesday, Sixers coach Brett Brown said Embiid’s status for Game 3 against the Miami Heat remains unknown. Embiid has missed the last 10 games because of broken orbital bone and concussion. Embiid,...

ClutchPoints

Sixers ‘internally’ hopeful for Joel Embiid’s return for Game 3 vs. Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers are “internally” hopeful that their star center, Joel Embiid, can return for Thursday’s Game 3 against the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Despite being medically cleared to return after passing the concussion protocol, Embiid looked frustrated after a Game 2 loss to the Heat at home, taking to Instagram immediately […] The post Sixers ‘internally’ hopeful for Joel Embiid’s return for Game 3 vs. Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Liberty Ballers

Sixers Heat Game 2: Game Thread

Sixers look to take a 2-0 series lead in Round 1 Game Info Time: 8:00 pm EST Watch: TNT or NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Twitter: @Liberty_Ballers Projected Starters Philadelphia 76ers- PG: Ben Simmons SG: JJ Redick SF: Robert Covington PF: Dario Saric C: Amir Johnson Miami Heat- PG: Goran Dragic SG: Tyler Johnson SF: Josh Richardson PF: James Johnson C: Hassan Whiteside Injury Report: Sixers: Joel Embiid and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot are OUT Heat: Dion Waiters is OUT

ClutchPoints

Joel Embiid clears NBA concussion protocol, out Game 2 vs. Heat

After suffering an orbital bone fracture against the New York Knicks on Mar. 28, Joel Embiid has missed the last nine games including Game 1 of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Miami Heat. However, Ben Simmons and company have been fine without him, winning their last 16 games (including the playoffs). According to Jessica […] The post Joel Embiid clears NBA concussion protocol, out Game 2 vs. Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

It's a 'no-Jo' for 76ers in Game 2, with Embiid again out Monday vs. Heat

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not make his NBA playoff debut until at least Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The 76ers, while announcing Sunday that Embiid has cleared the league concussion protocol, said Embiid has not been cleared to return from fractured orbital bone near...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

76ers' Embiid 'unlikely' for playoff opener vs. Heat with eye injury

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid said it's unlikely he'll be available for at least Game 1 of the playoffs against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Embiid hasn't played since March 28 when he suffered a broken bone around his left eye in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz....

CelticsBlog

SBNation Radio interview - quick Boston Celtics season recap and playoff preview

A great year despite the injuries and a tough but winnable matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. With the season just completed and the playoff matchups finally set, I was able to jump on SBNation Radio to be a guest on Straight Heat with Patrick Creighton. We talked about the amazing season the Celtics just had, despite all the injuries. We discussed Brad Stevens and why he’s my pick for Coach of the Year. We also looked ahead to the playoffs where the team will have to find a way to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Give it a listen below.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With Kyrie Irving out for playoffs, No. 7 could be even more desirable to Heat

If there was any question about the No. 7 seed being considered prime real estate at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff race it was answered Thursday, with ESPN reporting that Kyrie Irving will be sidelined for the entire postseason. Irving, who underwent recent knee surgery, was expected...

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread: Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

Join us! For the second time in 24 hours, the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat will face off on a basketball court this evening. Let’s enjoy this one together. Stay tuned throughout the night and be sure to maintain civility in the comments below. Probable Starters Hawks PG - Isaiah Taylor SG - Damion Lee SF - Taurean Prince PF - John Collins C - Dewayne Dedmon Heat PG - Goran Dragic SG - Tyler Johnson SF - Josh Richardson PF - James Johnson C - Hassan Whiteside Injury Report: Atlanta - Antonius Cleveland (left ankle surgery rehab) is probable; Dewayne Dedmon (sore rib) is questionable;...

Peachtree Hoops

Strong effort comes up just short as Hawks fall to heat, 101-98

The Hawks gave it their all but could not finish the upset. The Atlanta Hawks played their first game of a back-to-back, home-and-home series against the Heat in Miami tonight. The Hawks get a rough stretch of games to finish the season with all five matches coming against currently playoff teams. The injuries for the Hawks include a laundry list of players, starting with Kent Bazemore, who has now been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Also out for the Hawks was Schröder, who turned his left ankle recently and was ruled out for the season. Antonius Cleveland, who recently inked a...

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

Join us for some Tuesday night basketball. Good evening! The Atlanta Hawks face off with the Miami Heat this evening and fun should be had by all. Stay tuned throughout the night and be sure to maintain civility in the comments below. Probable Starters Hawks PG - Isaiah Taylor SG - Damion Lee SF - Taurean Prince PF - John Collins C - Dewayne Dedmon Heat PG - Goran Dragic SG - Tyler Johnson SF - Josh Richardson PF - James Johnson C - Hassan Whiteside Injury Report: Atlanta - DeAndre’ Bembry (abdominal strain) was previously listed as probable but will be active; Antonius Cleveland...

ClutchPoints

Hassan Whiteside’s NSFW, frustrated response to limited clutch playing time

Hassan Whiteside has been battling injuries all season that have caused him to miss 29 games with the Miami Heat this season. However, that isn’t the only reason Whiteside hasn’t played as many minutes on the court. Following a heartbreaking 110-109 OT loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, Whiteside vented frustration. Not solely […] The post Hassan Whiteside’s NSFW, frustrated response to limited clutch playing time appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tyler Johnson now latest Heat injury concern

It has become an all-too-familiar cycle for Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. He is asked pregame about his rotation again being robust, only to find himself with a postgame follow-up about his team's latest injury. This time the scenario played out in Thursday's 103-92 victory over the Chicago...

ClutchPoints

Tyler Johnson exits Bulls game with ankle injury

Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Johnson has been ruled out of the Thursday night’s home game against the Chicago Bulls after suffering a sprained ankle in the second quarter of the matchup, according to the Heat’s official Twitter account. INJURY UPDATE: Tyler Johnson sustained a sprained right ankle in the 2nd quarter of tonight’s game […] The post Tyler Johnson exits Bulls game with ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Lakers news: Kelly Olynyk says Isaiah Thomas ‘deserves to make money in this game’

For Los Angeles Lakers star point guard Isaiah Thomas, his 2017-18 stint with the team unfortunately only lasted 17 games following lingering issues with his right hip. On Thursday, Thomas had successful right hip surgery and is expected to be out of basketball action for the next four months. One of Thomas’ former teammates, Miami Heat […] The post Lakers news: Kelly Olynyk says Isaiah Thomas ‘deserves to make money in this game’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

FOX Sports

Whiteside discusses how it felt playing after a month off from injury

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside discusses what it felt like playing after being off for about a month.

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love, Cavaliers sustain facial injuries in 98-79 loss to Heat

Kevin Love left the game in the first half because he was elbowed in the teeth.

ClutchPoints

Hassan Whiteside could return Thursday vs. Bulls

The Miami Heat could get its starting center Hassan Whiteside back on the floor on Thursday against the Chicago Bulls, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The big man has missed the team’s last nine games with a hip flexor injury, rendering him unable to return to the court during his team’s […] The post Hassan Whiteside could return Thursday vs. Bulls appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hyde: Let me give Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a little fatherly advice | Commentary

Erik and Nikki Spoelstra became first-time parents on Sunday, and so let’s offer them heartfelt congratulations and suggest to the Heat coach and his wife they take an extra night in the hospital to get the final good sleep of their next 18 years. Just kidding. It’ll be closer to 24 years, the...

Lake Show Life

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram does not practice, ruled out vs New Orleans Pelicans

Recent Los Angeles Lakers news involves small forward Brandon Ingram, who was ruled out for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Recent Los Angeles Lakers news has revolved around small forward Brandon Ingram. Ingram suffered a groin injury against the Miami Heat on March 1st and the team has patiently waited for his return. […] Lakers News: Brandon Ingram does not practice, ruled out vs New Orleans Pelicans - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More