Maxey scores 28 as 76ers, without Harden, Embiid, beat Heat
Tyrese Maxey told teammate Joel Embiid he’d step up in his absence. Then, Maxey took over the game and the fans’ chants normally reserved for the 76ers' star center. Maxey scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, including nine in a row during a crucial stretch, and short-handed Philadelphia — without Embiid and James Harden — beat the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat 113-106 on Monday night.news.yahoo.com
Embiid scores career-high 50 points to lead 76ers past Bulls
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. Embiid scored a career-high 50 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-105 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. With the 76ers clinging to a 107-103 lead, Embiid blocked LaVine’s driving attempt with 1:02 remaining, then hit a 17-foot baseline jumper with 41 seconds left. Ad“Overall I thought the guys really competed, battled and hung in there,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. Voted an All-Star for the fourth consecutive season on Thursday, Embiid scored 25 first-half points in a variety of ways, seemingly however he wanted.
Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries
The team met the minimum eight active players by including injured forward Mike Scott, who was not actually able to play. Gary Harris scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who played without Michael Porter Jr. (19.5 points per game) because of health and safety protocols. Danny Green was the only regular in Philly's starting lineup, joined by backups Dakota Mathias, Dwight Howard, Joe and Maxey. “I don’t know enough about any of this.”Sparked by Maxey, the undermanned, feisty Sixers stuck with Denver throughout the first half. Nuggets: Play Saturday in New York.
Ben Simmons all in on 76ers’ new buzzword: accountability
Simmons says hes 100% healthy following surgery on his left knee in August that kept him from playing in the postseason. “I mean, you can’t just come into a situation like the bubble if you guys aren’t ready and don’t have that chemistry and accountability already,” Simmons said Friday. The same team Rivers coached last season that blew a 3-1 playoff series lead in the Western Conference semis and led him to leaving Los Angeles? Simmons said accountability -- the new buzzword in Philly - starts with the players. I think Doc would say the same thing, I go out there and make plays.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
No. 14 Kentucky tops Alabama 76-67 for 1,000th SEC victory
14 Kentucky past Alabama. Quickley scored the game's final five points and finished with 19, Ashton Hagans had 15 with a big 3 late and the Wildcats topped Alabama 76-67 on Saturday for their 1,000th Southeastern Conference victory. Kentucky (12-3, 3-0 SEC) led by 15 early in the second half before a cold stretch allowed the Crimson Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining. He added two three throws 24 seconds later as Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide for the 12th time in 13 meetings despite shooting just 32% after intermission. Herbert Jones had 18 points and Petty 16 for the Crimson Tide (8-7, 1-2), which sought to follow up their 21-point rout of Mississippi State.
No. 19 Kentucky outlasts rival No. 3 Louisville 78-70 in OT
Bill Murray looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kentucky and Louisville in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. 19 Kentucky needed against rival Louisville, intensity that put him on the brink of fouling out. Richards had 13 points, including seven in a row in overtime, and Kentucky scored the final eight points for a 78-70 victory over No. Quickley had 18 points for Kentucky, which shot 46% for its 11th win over Louisville in 13 meetings. Louisville shot just 40% and made just 3 of 9 in overtime.
No. 5 Ohio State outlasts No. 6 Kentucky 71-65
5 Ohio State outlasted No. Carton had the ball in his hands most of the second half and delivered, hitting a 3-pointer to put Ohio State up seven with 1:17 left. But, just like the Utah game, Kentucky could not finish it off, leading to an 0-for-2 trip out West. Young had 10 points to give Ohio State a 37-36 halftime lead. He was far more aggressive against Ohio State, finishing 6 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 8 from the 3-point arc.
Evansville stuns No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 67-64
(AP Photo/James Crisp)LEXINGTON, KY – Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors' dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible. Not only did the Purple Aces deal No. 1 Kentucky a stunning 67-64 upset, they beat the bigger, stronger Wildcats at their own game. "Walter and their team deserved to win," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. The Purple Aces raised their hands and ran around a silent Rupp Arena after the final horn as the Wildcats slowly walked off.
Maxey leads No. 2 Kentucky past No. 1 Michigan State 69-62
1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. Michigan State entered the season as the No. This Kentucky team is built around returning contributors instead of freshmen, but Maxey asserted himself in his first game. 2 matchup in college basketball in the last 10 years, and the third involving Michigan State in the Champions Classic. Kentucky supporters and Michigan State traded "Go Big Blue!"