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VIDEO: Sixers star Joel Embiid taunts Jarrett Allen after massive slam

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid threw down an emphatic slam 0ver the head of Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen. After the monster poster, the ever so brash Cameroonian added a little more insult to injury, giving the Cavs big the “too small” taunt. Watch the Sixers All-Star’s highlight below, via NBA TV on Twitter: Dont […] The post VIDEO: Sixers star Joel Embiid taunts Jarrett Allen after massive slam appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Doc Rivers addresses Tobias Harris’ knee injury from Mavs game

Coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers wants every precaution taken for Tobias Harris’ right knee injury. The 28-year-old suffered a right knee contusion and had to exit their game early against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Harris did not return to the game and the Sixers camp is hoping that the setback isn’t as […] The post Doc Rivers addresses Tobias Harris’ knee injury from Mavs game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers forward Tobias Harris’ knee injury update will have fans sighing relief

The Philadelphia 76ers earned a blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, but it initially appeared to come at a cost. Sixers forward Tobias Harris left the game in the second quarter with what was called a right knee contusion and did not return to the contest. Head coach Doc Rivers said after […] The post Sixers forward Tobias Harris’ knee injury update will have fans sighing relief appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers return home for first matchup against Dallas Mavericks

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via The Philadelphia 76ers went 1-1 in their mini road series against the Toronto Raptors, and now they’re returning home to face the 15-15, 9th-seed Dallas Mavericks. The only player on the latest injury report for the Sixers is Seth Curry, who’s probable to play due to left ankle soreness. Luka Doncic is having another fantastic season as the driving force of the Mavs. His defense has improved and he’s recording career-highs in points (28.9) and assists (9.2) per game, while shooting 34.9 percent from three (on 7.3 attempts) with a...

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Sixers return home to host Houston

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Currently losers of three straight games, the Philadelphia 76ers must be glad to return to the familiar confines of The Center after a difficult West Coast trip. They have a terrific opportunity to right the ship tonight, facing a Houston Rockets club that has lost six straight and will likely be missing several key players. Already without rising star and ex-Process Sixer Christian Wood due to a severe ankle injury, both Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon are listed as doubtful for tonight, while everyone’s favorite trade deadline...

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Sixers vs. Jazz: 1st Half Thread

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz When: 9:00pm ET Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Injuries Philadelphia: Shake Milton - out (ankle); Joel Embiid - questionable (back) Utah: Mike Conley - out (hamstring); Udoka Azubuike - out (ankle); Elijah Hughes - out (ankle)

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Harry Giles III Has Plenty of Potential with the Trail Blazers

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Garcia looks at Portland’s under-utilized center. Few NBA teams are as acutely aware of the toll injuries take as the Portland Trail Blazers are. Mishaps are an unfortunate and inescapable reality of professional sports, especially in 2021. Several teams, through injuries combined with health and safety protocols, have been unable to field legal rosters this season, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and Washington Wizards. Health issues are particularly devastating. Portland has been another case entirely. With CJ...

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Blazers guard CJ McCollum makes first appearance on hardwood since foot injury

CJ McCollum remains unavailable for the Portland Trail Blazers when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. But his presence at Moda Center is already a welcome sight for Rip City and its fans. The 29-year-old scorer made his first public appearance since suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot. Wearing a protective walking […] The post Blazers guard CJ McCollum makes first appearance on hardwood since foot injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Hood Thrust Into Playmaking Role

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via In the aftermath of several injuries, veteran wing Rodney Hood has been called upon to do more playmaking. When the Portland Trail Blazers took to the floor against the Philadelphia 76ers last Thursday, there was no recognized point guard to be seen. Little did we know, Rodney Hood was actually tasked with running the offense for that game. Needless to say, it went pretty well. With Hood at the helm, the undermanned Blazers toppled the top-of-the-east Sixers. Hood posted 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the victory. The...

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Joel Embiid rookie cards have skyrocketed amid MVP-worthy season

Even before he first stepped on the court, a lot of expectations have already been placed on the shoulders of Joel Embiid. After being chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third-overall pick in the 2014 Draft, the seven-foot center from the University of Kansas spent his first two NBA seasons dealing with injuries. That’s […] The post Joel Embiid rookie cards have skyrocketed amid MVP-worthy season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Road Trip Helps Young Guys Build Confidence

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Despite being down players due to injuries, Damian Lillard and Robert Covington put a positive spin on their six-game road swing. Despite the adversity faced by the Portland Trail Blazers on their recent road trip due to injuries, Damian Lillard and Robert Covington both put a positive spin on the experience, according to Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian. Lillard, who missed the win against the Philadelphia 76ers due to an abdominal strain, reflected that the experience was valuable for his younger teammates. “You’re putting guys out there...

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Blazers Looking Forward To Rest At End of Road Trip

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Damian Lillard and Robert Covington could both some time to recover after getting banged up. The Blazers split their games on their big East Coast road swing, despite a rash of injuries including point guard Damian Lillard with an abdominal strain. Lillard missed the win over the Philadelphia 76ers but returned to play in a loss versus the New York Knicks. Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports that a hip bump aggravated Lillard during the matchup against the Knicks. “I think a couple days off was really good for my...

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Sixers vs. Nets: 1st Half Thread

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets When: 8:00pm ET Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Injuries: Philadelphia: Joel Embiid - questionable (knee); Mike Scott - out (knee); Ben Simmons - probable (calf); Seth Curry - questionable (illness) Brooklyn: Kevin Durant - questionable (medical protocols); Tyler Johnson - out (medical protocols); Spencer Dinwiddie - out (knee); Nicolas Claxton - out (knee); Kyrie Irving — out (sprained finger)

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game Day Thread

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports An injury depleted Blazers squad looks to hang on in the City of Brotherly Love. The Portland Trail Blazers are still on the road tonight, taking on the Philadelphia 76ers. In a non so unlikely turn of events, four out of five starters are injured for tonights game. The Blazers seem to have been injury-ridden a lot in the recent days, and with Damian Lillard out for tonight’s game, it seems to be the unfortunate cherry on top. Anfernee Simons will be on a minutes restriction and limited to 20 minutes of play. There’s lots to talk about...

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Joel Embiid gives update on scary knee injury he suffered vs. Blazers

Joel Embiid’s knee is fine – at least for now. The Philadelphia 76ers superstar had a huge knee scare early in the game and had to briefly go to the locker room to assess the injury. The 26-year-old bumped his knee after blocking Portland Trailblazers center Enes Kanter in transition halfway through the opening quarter. […] The post Joel Embiid gives update on scary knee injury he suffered vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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CJ Elleby, Family Both Ready for Him to Play

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports According to Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian, the Blazers rookie is doing well and his biggest supporters are thrilled. The Portland Trail Blazers had an almost miraculous win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, largely due to rookie CJ Elleby’s contributions. Portland wasn’t expected to win the game, given the 76ers were number one in the Eastern Conference and the Blazers were missing four out of five of their starters to injury, including point guard, Damian Lillard. The Blazers rookie ended up with 31 minutes and he made...

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Celtics Injury Report: Jaylen Brown, Payton Pritchard Questionable Vs. Clippers

The Boston Celtics may be a bit shorthanded for their Friday game against the Los Angeles Clippers. But there is some good news. Payton Pritchard, who suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain Jan. 22 against the Philadelphia 76ers, is listed as questionable. The rookie sensation has been rehabbing nicely, and certainly will provide a boost […] The post Celtics Injury Report: Jaylen Brown, Payton Pritchard Questionable Vs. Clippers appeared first on NESN.com.

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Recap: Shorthanded Blazers Stun Sixers 121-105

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports No stars, no problem as Portland’s backups gave Philadelphia the business on the road. With injuries piling up, the Portland Trail Blazers refused to say die, banding together to blow out the Philadelphia 76ers 121-105 in one of the most entertaining games of the season. It wasn’t even that close. Just as we all expected. With Damian Lillard riding the pine nursing an abdominal strain, the Blazers found themselves down four starters facing the hottest team in the league on the road, which would normally signal a five-alarm disaster. ...

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Blazers Ring Sixers’ Bell in Inspiring Effort

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Six of Portland’s nine available players finished in double-figures in the team’s shocking 121-105 upset over Philly. The Portland Trail Blazers, playing with just nine active players due to injury, stunned the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night by a final score of 121-105. Perhaps drawing inspiration from Rocky while playing in the City of Brotherly Love, Portland overcame the absence of star Damian Lillard—along with a laundry list of others—with a complete team effort. Gary Trent Jr. led the way with 24...

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Damian Lillard Out Against Philadelphia 76ers

Photo by Will Newton/ Jason Quick reported the news that Lillard was ruled out due to an abdominal strain. The Portland Trail Blazers will be missing Damian Lillard when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers this evening. Jason Quick of the Athletic broke the news that the point guard will miss the game due to an abdominal strain. It had been speculated that Lillard might play through the injury. Lillard’s injury certainly tests an already depleted line-up, with multiple players out for other injuries. Blazers will have 9 available players tonight after ruling out...

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Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Blazers’ Damian Lillard to miss Thursday matchup

Thursday night’s matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers was supposed to feature an individual battle against two of the top point guards in the NBA, Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard. Unfortunately, injuries have gotten in the way of Sixers-Blazers, as both players have been tagged as out for what could have […] The post Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Blazers’ Damian Lillard to miss Thursday matchup appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Is Joel Embiid’s knee injury a cause for concern? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether Joel Embiid's sore knee is a cause for concern for the Philadelphia 76ers. ✔

LeBron James' appearance in 'Space Jam 2', the cost of Joel Embiid's injury, more | Jalen & Jacoby

In the latest edition of "Hit the Brakes or Keep it Movin'" Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss (0:03) how Joel Embiid's injury could affect the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff positioning, (1:14) how Clint Capela's return impacts the Houston Rockets, (2:28)

LeBron James talks getting healthy, Lakers' defensive breakdowns vs. 76ers | NBA Sound

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks about what went wrong defensively against the Philadelphia 76ers, giving up 143 points, as well as coming back from the groin injury he suffered earlier in the season. ✔