March 26, 2018, 9:40 amTimothé Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) has been ruled out of Monday’s game versus the Nuggets.
This will be TLC’s eighth straight game missed due to knee soreness. Expect Marco Belinelli and T.J. McConnell to continue soaking up the extra guard minutes.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 21, 2018, 10:26 pmBen SimmonsPG/SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons shot 6-of-9 in Wednesday’s 119-105 victory, posting 13 points, seven rebounds and nine assists with two steals in 25 minutes of work.
Simmons also hit his only free throw of the night in a nice change of pace. Joel Embiid contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in only 20 minutes. Neither player went totally bananas in a great matchup but the Sixers had things wrapped up by halftime and were up by 30 after three on the hapless Grizzlies. There will be better days ahead for both as the Sixers will need some four-quarter efforts going forward.
March 21, 2018, 10:20 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Robert Covington was in cruise control on Wednesday night, scoring 15 points with three triples and a steal in only 23 minutes.
BobCov is usually a prolific producer of the counting stats but was able to take his foot off the gas pretty early and at least scored efficiently, going 6-of-9 from the field. Dario Saric (three triples, a steal and a block), J.J. Redick (three triples) and Marco Belinelli (two triples, team-high 32 minutes) also netted an easy 15 tonight as Philly rolled right over the husk of the Grizzlies. There’s not a lot to take away from this game so continue to use all your Sixers as usual.
March 21, 2018, 10:15 pmRichaun HolmesPF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Richaun Holmes got off the bench for 15 minutes on Wednesday, scoring eight points with five rebounds and two assists in his brief stint.
Holmes did go 2-of-5 from the free throw line but it was just nice to see him again. Perhaps the Sixers will just let him play next year, but at this point it’s tough to envision anything other than Holmes wasting away on the bench.
March 21, 2018, 5:42 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Brett Brown said he anticipates Joel Embiid sitting out one of the Sixers’ 12 remaining games but didn’t disclose when that may be.
Embiid is expected to play on Wednesday and Thursday, at this stage. When does sit out, Amir Johnson and Richaun Holmes should get extended minutes.
Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter
March 19, 2018, 9:43 pmRobert CovingtonSG/SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Robert Covington was in the groove on Monday against the Hornets, scoring 18 points with five boards, two assists, a block and four triples.
The Sixers hit 18 triples on Monday with Marco Belinelli hitting five to score 21 points and J.J. Redick hitting two more for 12 points. The Sixers are clicking as they’re healthy and full of veteran leadership but only their starters are worthy starting in most leagues.
March 19, 2018, 9:37 pmBen SimmonsPG/SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons had a triple-double on Monday against the Hornets scoring 11 points with 12 boards, 15 assists and three steals.
Simmons has three triple-doubles in his last four games but he’s been absolutely putrid from the free throw line over that span hitting just 50 percent of his freebies. Simmons has also gone five games without a block which is disappointing considering he is averaging close to a block a game on the season and these two factors are putting a slight dampening .
March 19, 2018, 9:27 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid exposed Dwight Howard on Monday in the 108-94 win against the Hornets scoring 25 points with four triples, 19 boards, four blocks and two assists.
Embiid was the first Sixer since Charles Barkley in 1991 to have back-to-back 20-point, 19-rebound performances. Dwight struggled to keep up with Embiid, leaving him open at the 3-point line to contribute to the monster line by “The Process”.
March 16, 2018, 11:25 pmJ.J. RedickSG/SF, Philadelphia Sixers
J.J. Redick scored 23 points (three 3s) and threw in a steal in Friday’s 120-116 home win over the Magic.
Redick showed his veteran value in the first half as the Sixers got down by double-digits. He hit a few timely shots and the Sixers pulled to within a field goal by the end of the half. The Sixers play four times next week and J.J. should be his usual source of efficient points and threes.
March 16, 2018, 11:17 pmBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons scored 21 points, dished 12 assists and grabbed eight boards and three steals in Friday’s 120-116 win over the Nets.
The Sixers’ rookie continues to impress and once he starts hitting threes and free throws, it’ll open up his game even more. Watch out, league. For owners, the Sixers play four times next week and the week after which is sweet.
March 16, 2018, 11:12 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid beasted on his birthday, scoring 24 points (one 3) to go with 19 boards, four dimes and two blocks in Friday’s home win over the Nets.
The Nets had no answer for Embiid who played a great game in front of The Answer, who was in attendance. Embiid’s only blemish was a very ugly 6-for-23 from the field.He also picked up a flagrant for tossing Spencer Dinwiddie after getting abused off the dribble and it seems he got in a few shots at Quincy Acy and Dante Cunningham, with Dante leaving the game with a left eye contusion. Luckily he didn’t get tossed and led his team to victory.
March 15, 2018, 10:47 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid led the Sixers to their 118-110 win over the Knicks on Thursday with 29 points, 10 boards,
four dimes, two treys and two blocks.
Embiid is actually heating up down the stretch. He’s scored 20 points or more in three straight games and has now had back-to-back double-double performances. The Process is simply getting better and better with every game he gets under his belt. It’s actually kind of scary to think that he’s probably not even reached his full potential just yet.
THE FINAL SCORE COVERS A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE FOR THE SIXERS
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