Joel Embiid apparently injures left knee after spectacular dunk vs. Knicks; Reigning MVP returned after half

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid appeared to injure his left knee after completing one of the most spectacular plays of the season during Saturday’s Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the New York Knicks. Embiid stayed on the floor for several moments before heading to the locker room, but returned to the game … Read more

Mitchell Robinson leads offensive-rebounding onslaught in New York victory

Sometimes a particular storyline coming into a playoff series seems almost too obvious to be true. The New York Knicks were the league’s best offensive rebounding team during the regular season. The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, were the 25th best defensive rebounding team. Once you factor Mitchell Robinson, who is probably the league’s best individual offensive … Read more

D’Angelo Russell had another stinker against the Nuggets, and Darvin Ham can’t wait to bench him again

D’Angelo Russell was so bad against the Denver Nuggets in the 2023 Western Conference Finals that the Los Angeles Lakers nearly let him walk for free as a free agent. “I don’t think we’ll see D’Angelo Russell back with the Lakers,” insider Chris Haynes said after the Lakers were swept. This was the prevailing sentiment … Read more

Bucks vs. Pacers TV channel, live stream, how to watch NBA playoffs online, game time, odds

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malik Beasley was seemingly eager to face the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs when the two teams were at the height of their regular-season feud. “It’s not going to be pretty for them,” Beasley said in January. Well, Beasley’s getting his wish, but not exactly under the best circumstances. Giannis Antetokounmpo is … Read more

Blazers guard out 4-6 weeks after tearing ligament in thumb

Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons will miss the next four to six weeks after an MRI revealed that he has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, the team announced on Friday. Simons will undergo surgery to address the issue in the coming days. Simons sustained the injury during the Blazers’ season-opening … Read more