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Sixers draft profile: Michael Porter Jr.

Michael Porter Jr. is a top draft prospect with red flags due to a back injury that held him out for most of his freshman season at Missouri. Should the Philadelphia 76ers consider him? Michael Porter Jr. played only two minutes of regular season NCAA basketball, but the forward will likely become a top-10 pick […] Sixers draft profile: Michael Porter Jr. - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers talent Robert Covington undergoes surgery in left middle finger

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair the extensor tendon in his left middle finger, according to a press release from the team. #Sixers @Holla_At_Rob33 has surgery on middle finger. pic.twitter.com/vlw0p28plm — Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 17, 2018 He injured the finger in the December 28th game against the Portland Trail Blazers, […] The post Sixers talent Robert Covington undergoes surgery in left middle finger appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Robert Parish calls out Joel Embiid for being out of shape

Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Robert Parish was the latest to give his two cents on the obvious conditioning issues of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. The Cameroonian looked clearly fatigued upon his return from injury and struggled with his efficiency, especially during his Eastern Conference semifinals matchup with the Celtics. Asked how he’d defend […] The post Robert Parish calls out Joel Embiid for being out of shape appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics series was a wake-up call for Sixers

Before the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers faced off in their round two series, there weren’t many people who believed that the Celtics would come out of it victorious. The Sixers had Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and were shooting the three ball really well, while the Celtics were dealing with all kinds of injuries. […] The post Celtics series was a wake-up call for Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Game 5 vs. 76ers

Despite a plethora of injuries, the Boston Celtics are returning to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5. In a matchup that featured two teams with vastly different styles of play, the well-rounded one came out on top. The Boston Celtics are going back to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the […] Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Game 5 vs. 76ers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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The Real Coach of the Year is the Celtics’ Brad Stevens

After the injury dust settled in Boston, the Celtics, once an early-season favorite to punch a ticket to the NBA Finals, were perceived as an afterthought. The Toronto Raptors reinvented their offense, boasting the league’s best bench and had home court throughout the playoffs. The Philadelphia 76ers were red hot and sported shiny new toys […] The post The Real Coach of the Year is the Celtics’ Brad Stevens appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Shane Larkin suffers shoulder injury in Celtics’ Game 4 loss

In Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin collided with Joel Embiid who was setting a screen. The Celtic grimaced in pain as he held on to his left arm. He went straight to the locker room afterward. As reported by Chris Forsberg of ESPN, Larkin’s return is questionable: Celtics say […] The post Shane Larkin suffers shoulder injury in Celtics’ Game 4 loss appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Shane Larkin injury: Boston Celtics guard leaves Game 4 vs 76ers after colliding with Joel Embiid

Backup point guard Shane Larkin departed Game 4 vs. the Sixers late in the first quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Larkin slammed into Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, who was setting a screen, while attempting to follow JJ Redick while on defense.

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State of the Playoffs: 2nd-Round Dominance

After an exciting first round, the second round of the Playoffs looks to be a series of blowouts The tumultuous first round of the NBA playoffs saw a bunch of series that were extremely competitive. The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder went to 6 games, as did the Toronto Raptors vs the Washington Wizards. The Cleveland Cavaliers were pushed to the brink by the Indiana Pacers over 7 games and the injury-riddled Celtics struggled to put away the Bucks over 7 games as well. The 2nd round has certainly been less exciting (and almost over). Taking stock of where we are today. 76ers vs...

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Heat news: People in organization reportedly want to trade Hassan Whiteside

After looking like a player that was going to be the centerpiece of the Miami Heat organization just last year, there is now a good chance that Hassan Whiteside could be moved this offseason. He dealt with injuries much of the year and during their postseason series against the Philadelphia 76ers he didn’t play many minutes. […] The post Heat news: People in organization reportedly want to trade Hassan Whiteside appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Boston Celtics injuries: Jaylen Brown (hamstring) will play in Game 3, come off the bench vs. 76ers

Jaylen Brown will again come off the bench Saturday in Game 3 against the Sixers, mirroring the Celtics' Game 2 plan as he deals with a strained right hamstring.

Golden State Of Mind

Playoff watch thread: Do the Sixers and Raptors have any fight left?

With both the Celtics and Cavaliers up 2-0, the Sixers and Raptors need to win Game 3. It’s the Eastern Conference tonight, with Game 3 of the Celtics-Sixers and Raptors-Cavaliers series. The Celtics and Cavaliers are both up 2-0, which is at least slightly surprising Celtics at 76ers, 2:00 p.m. PT on ESPN With Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and more out with injuries, few expected the Celtics to be in the position they are now. But Terry Rozier and Al Horford (and of course, coach Brad Stevens) have led the Celtics to a 2-0 lead. They’ve put the clamps on Ben Simmons and have attacked...

Liberty Ballers

Sixers vs Celtics: Game 3 Game Thread

Back in Philly, the Sixers look to dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole. Game Time: 5:00 pm EST Watch: ESPN Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Boston Celtics G Terry Rozier G Marcus Smart F Jayson Tatum F Al Horford C Aron Baynes Philadelphia 76ers G Ben Simmons G JJ Redick F Robert Covington F Dario Saric C Joel Embiid Injury Report: Celtics – NONE Sixers – NONE

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What are your favorite moments of the Celtics’ postseason thus far?

The Celtics approach the middle of the second round - what has impressed you the most? A full nine games into the 2017-2018 NBA playoffs and the Boston Celtics have seen a little bit of everything vs the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers. Battling through injuries to key personnel, Boston has seen role players step up in the big moments. They have encountered hostile fans on the road and protected slim leads late in the fourth quarter. Every other day it seems the team is successfully orchestrating a come from behind win whilst getting the best education in post season grit. Head...

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Jaylen Brown injury: Boston Celtics guard (hamstring) returns vs. Sixers, delivers vicious dunk

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown checked into Game 2 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers midway through the first quarter.

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1 Is the Loneliest Number, for Ben Simmons (videos)

Simmons manages to score only one point while rookie counterpart Jayson Tatum helps lift Celtics to Game 2 victory. BOSTON — There’s an ongoing debate about whether 76ers Point-forward Ben Simmons – who was drafted in 2016 by Philly but didn’t play due to injury – is truly a rookie. Well, for maybe the first time in his career Simmons looked and played like one. Possibly his worst game as a professional in a 108-103 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. “I’m going to have bad games. It happens,” said Simmons. How bad was Ben Simmons night?...

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Sixers vs Celtics: Game 2 Game Thread

Game Time: 8:30 pm EST Watch: TNT Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Boston Celtics F Jayson Tatum F Al Horford C Aron Baynes G Terry Rozier G Marcus Smart Philadelphia 76ers F Robert Covington F Dario Saric C Joel Embiid G JJ Redick G Ben Simmons Injury Report: Celtics – Jaylen Brown (hamstring-probable) Sixers – NONE - we’re healthy! Referees: Mike Callahan, Jason Phillips, Sean Wright

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Jaylen Brown went against advice of Celtics doctors to play in Game 2

With all the reports before Game 2 that Boston Celtics second-year shooting guard Jaylen Brown was doubtful to play on Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, it was ultimately Brown’s decision to play through a hamstring injury and that is exactly what he did. According to Celtics beat writer Tom Westerholm of MassLive, Brown told […] The post Jaylen Brown went against advice of Celtics doctors to play in Game 2 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jaylen Brown Injury: Celtics Guard Still Questionable Ahead Of Game 2 Vs. Sixers

BOSTON — If nothing else, there’s at least a chance Jaylen Brown will play Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.... Read More »

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Celtics' Jaylen Brown 1 of many injuries impacting NBA playoffs

Injuries are having a major impact on the NBA playoffs.A tweak, turn or strain to this or that has sidelined or limited players from All-Stars to reserves — and that has influenced the early outcomes of Round 2.After Jaylen Brown strained his right hamstring in Bostons Game 7 win over Milwaukee, he all but begged the Celtics doctors and trainers to let him suit up for the start of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup with Philadelphia.Boston managed to win without him in its 117-101 victory over the sluggish 76ers in Game 1 Monday night, thanks to career nights by Al Horford, Terry...

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Numbers game: Larkin’s impact, limiting Ilyasova and Belinelli, and Ojeleye muscling Simmons

With their depth depleted by injuries, the Celtics are still getting key contributions from their bench. Game 1 of the second round series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers delivered a lot of interesting nuggets. Here are some of the most interesting in short form: Shane Larkin’s box score isn’t impressive, but that doesn’t tell the story. He scored just five point on 1-of-6 shooting, but he also handed out four assists and grabbed three rebounds. More importantly, he was a pest on defense, generally against much bigger players. Larkin finished the game +10, meaning...

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Bulpett: Sixers’ Amir Johnson knows his former teammates on Celtics are still able to win series

The 76ers may have been caught a bit off guard by the way the Celtics hit them with a concerted attack in Game 1 Monday. They may have looked at the host’s roster depleted by the loss of All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward — and then by the injury-induced absence of Jaylen Brown in the series opener — and reasoned that, while the C’s would put up a valiant fight, this game and the series were theirs for the taking.The series is, of course, still very much in doubt as we await tomorrow night’s Game 2 and a weekend move to Philadelphia, but the Celts proved beyond a shadow of a...

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Kawhi Leonard’s camp could be pushing for a move to Philly

According to ESPN’s latest report, the representation for the Spurs’ star might want him playing in a bigger market — like the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kawhi Leonard situation rivals Markelle Fultz‘s shoulder troubles when it comes to the oddest NBA storylines this season. He missed all but nine games with a quad injury we don’t […] Kawhi Leonard’s camp could be pushing for a move to Philly - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers video: Ben Simmons attacks the baseline and finishes with powerful reverse dunk

The Philadelphia 76ers have found themselves in a dog fight with the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals showdown Monday night. Although the Sixers are the lower-seeded team, they were installed as the favorites to win this series with Boston dealing with injuries to some of their key players and also […] The post Sixers video: Ben Simmons attacks the baseline and finishes with powerful reverse dunk appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jaylen Brown says he’s a go for Game 2 vs. Sixers

The Boston Celtics are fresh off a convincing Game 1 win over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers — a 117-101 win without their starting shooting guard Jaylen Brown. The Cal product missed the game with a hamstring injury but vowed to return for Game 2 of the series, a gaudy measure to take, considering the gravity […] The post Jaylen Brown says he’s a go for Game 2 vs. Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Donovan Mitchell noticed ‘not a rookie’ chant for Ben Simmons during Sixers’ Game 1 vs. Celtics

Whether or not Philadelphia 76ers rising star point guard Ben Simmons is a “true” NBA rookie continues to be a hot debate topic amongst fans this season, as Simmons was drafted first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft but missed the entire 2016-17 season due to injury. This effects the chances of 2017 draftees like Utah Jazz […] The post Donovan Mitchell noticed ‘not a rookie’ chant for Ben Simmons during Sixers’ Game 1 vs. Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jaylen Brown Injury: Latest On Celtics Star Ahead Of Game 1 Vs. Sixers

If the Boston Celtics are going to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, they’re going to need... Read More »

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Report: Jaylen Brown out; Marcus Smart will start if he doesn’t play

There is not a lot of time for the Boston Celtics to prepare for the second round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, as their first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks went the distance. What that also meant is that Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has little time to fully recover from a hamstring injury […] The post Report: Jaylen Brown out; Marcus Smart will start if he doesn’t play appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Brett Brown says he might use Ben Simmons at PF when Markelle Fultz returns | NBA on ESPN

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says he might use rookie Ben Simmons at the power forward spot when fellow rookie Markelle Fultz returns from injury. ✔