— Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
The talented guard broke out to help seal a two-game sweep of the Celtics with a fourth-quarter stretch to remember.
— Joel Embiid had 38 points and 11 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 23 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 122-110 on Friday night.
Time to give the people what they want… Jalen & Jacoby discuss Collin Sexton’s monster performance against Nets, Kyrie Irving’s return to action, Joel Embiid destroying the Celtics and the latest on Patrick Mahomes. Plus, keys to Tampa Bay-Green Bay in the NFC title game.
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
First Take Hour 2: Conor Mcgregor returns to the octagon with a sneak preview interview with Stephen A.
First Take debates who in MMA has had the bigger impact between McGregor and Bones Jones, how should Phillip Rivers be remembered, and much more.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid dominated the Celtics to the tune of 42 points, including going 17-of-21 from the free throw line, a stat that Boston's Marcus Smart wasn't happy with.
— Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is known as the NBA’s biggest troll. But new Sixers coach Doc Rivers is committed to Embiid as the face of the franchise. And while the star’s stock remains volatile, it’s now trending up. Ramona Shelburne shares insights from her recent reporting and conversations with Embiid. Then, Jeff Passan takes us behind his reporting on New York Mets general manager Jared Porter’s harassment of a female journalist, and what the fallout says about baseball culture.
After sitting out Saturday with a sore right knee, Joel Embiid is expected to play against the Celtics on Wednesday, coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday.
How does the trade that shook up the NBA shake up our latest rankings?
Points Per Game114.3Tied-8th
Rebounds Per Game46.86th
Assists Per Game24.517th