The 76ers managed to come away with a victory Thursday despite not having one of their best players.Philadelphia took home a 131-115 win over the Nets in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series at the Barclays Center. The team was without Joel Embiid, who missed the matchup as he continues to deal with knee soreness."It is becoming better slowly but surely," Embiid said before the game, via ESPN. "We just have to be smart about how we handle it every single day. But I'm sure these guys won't let me get on the court if there's a chance of something bad happening. So, I just got to trust the process."Some days you got your days, and some other days are different. So, even in the games that I play, I just try to go out there and try to play for these guys, I try to help us win the series."Philadelphia entered the third quarter leading by seven and pulled away in the final period to secure the victory. They now lead the series 2-1.Ben Simmons scored a game-high 31 points and dished … [Read more...] about NBA playoffs wrap 2019: 76ers win without Joel Embiid; Warriors bounce back in big way vs. Clippers
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BOSTON MA. - JANUARY 26: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors is stopped by Aron Baynes #46 of the Boston Celtics the Celtics take on the Warriors at the Garden on January 26, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) BOSTON MA. - JANUARY 26: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for two against Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celticsas the Celtics take on the Warriors at the Garden on January 26, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds BOSTON MA. - JANUARY 26: Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors jams the rebound into Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics face as the Celtics take on the Warriors at the Garden on January 26, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors dives for the loose ball as the Celtics take on the Warriors … [Read more...] about Warriors 115, Celtics 111: Potential Finals preview lives up to hype
By Jon Becker | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm It’s been a long time coming, but Boogie Night finally arrived for the Warriors on Friday. Months after shocking the NBA by signing a modest one-year contract with the Warriors, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins was cleared to play at Staples Center when Golden State took on the Clippers. If he can shake off enough rust after his Achilles injury? Look out, NBA. Title aspirations aside, the excitement and drama leading up to Cousins’ first game in blue and gold isn’t unlike what we’ve seen around these parts before. Cousins’ debut is just the latest, but not necessarily the greatest in Golden State Warriors history. Taking a spin through the pages of Warriors history since they moved to Oakland, here’s one man’s look at their most anticipated debuts: 1. Kevin Durant: The only thing more shocking for the NBA than … [Read more...] about Is DeMarcus Cousins’ debut biggest one in Warriors history?
Toronto has been the best team in the league over the first quarter of the season, and Denver is not a fluke by Reid Forgrave @ReidForgrave moments ago • 2 min read Ah, yes, the National Basketball Association, the most predictable of professional sports leagues, the league in which, more than a quarter into the regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are one of the hottest teams in the league and at the top of the West, the Detroit Pistons have won five in a row and have a better record than the Boston Celtics, and the Sacramento Kings have the same record as the Houston Rockets. Are you kidding me?Utterly and completely predictable.When anybody points to the Golden State Warriors' string of dominance as a reason why the NBA is too predictable, point to the first two months of the 2018-19 season. The Warriors themselves might be the best example of how nothing is given in the NBA. They've lost six road games in a row, they're in fourth place in … [Read more...] about NBA Power Rankings: Raptors bump Warriors for No. 1; LeBron James-led Lakers continue to climb
There are eight games of NBA action on Sunday by Michael Kaskey-Blomain 1h ago • 1 min read Sure, Sunday is usually associated with football, but there is no shortage of solid NBA action on this Sunday. The Lakers and Magic kick things off in Los Angeles at 3:30 pm E.T., while a battle between two of the West's top teams in the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers will end the evening with a 9:00 pm E.T. tip time. In between those match-ups we will also get to see the Suns and Pistons square off in Detorit, the Sixers battle the Nets in Brooklyn, the Heat travel to Toronto to take on the East's top team, a match-up between two things with wings (Hawks, Hornets) in Atlanta, a showdown between the Knicks and the Grizzlies, and a game between two of the league's more surprising teams (for different reasons) between the Kings and Jazz. NBA schedule for Sunday, Nov. 25*All times EasternOrlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers, 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...] about NBA scores, highlights: Lakers seek revenge versus Magic; Raptors look to stay hot versus Heat