With Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons out, Sixers’ Josh Richardson steps up on offense | Off the Dribble

Richardson's number isn't called much with Embiid, Simmons and Tobias Harris in the offense. But with Simmons and Embiid out, Richardson is ready to shoot more.

With Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons out, Sixers’ Josh Richardson steps up on offense | Off the Dribble

Richardson's number isn't called much with Embiid, Simmons and Tobias Harris in the offense. But with Simmons and Embiid out, Richardson is ready to shoot more.

Sixers-Blazers best-worst: Damian Lillard’s 51-point performance, Matisse Thybulle’s steals, Joel Embiid’s ankle injury

Lillard scored 51 points, 18 coming in the fourth quarter. So how did Matisse Thybulle earn best defensive player? Keith explains.

Sixers-Blazers best-worst: Damian Lillard’s 51-point performance, Matisse Thybulle’s steals, Joel Embiid’s ankle injury

Lillard scored 51 points, 18 coming in the fourth quarter. So how did Matisse Thybulle earn best defensive player? Keith explains.

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Sixers got a great night of guard play vs. Blazers. Now, they need it more often. | David Murphy

Josh Richardson and Alec Burks did what game-changing basketball players have done since the sport’s inception: They created shooting opportunities for themselves.
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Sixers got a great night of guard play vs. Blazers. Now, they need it more often. | David Murphy

Josh Richardson and Alec Burks did what game-changing basketball players have done since the sport’s inception: They created shooting opportunities for themselves.
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Sixers battle hard after losing Joel Embiid in 124-121 loss to Portland as Damian Lillard scores 51

Damian Lillard torched the Sixers, but the main story was Embiid exiting in the first quarter with a twisted left ankle one day after it was announced Ben Simmons needs knee surgery.

Sixers-Trail Blazers rapid reaction: Josh Richardson takes over, Lillard a handful

With Joel Embiid suffering a game-ending ankle injury, Josh Richardson showed an aggressive mindset in the loss.

Joel Embiid leaves Sixers game with left ankle injury

Embiid was hurt a day after the Sixers announced that Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee.

Sixers feeling pain on defense with loss of Ben Simmons

Simmons has defended opposing All-Stars and All-NBA players more than any other player in the league this season.

Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will look to rebound against the Sixers

Portland let a winnable game slip away Saturday against the Clippers, and Lillard struggled down the stretch.

Sixers’ Joel Embiid shows again that he can never post up enough

All seven of his made field goals on Friday were from inside the paint.

Sixers’ Ben Simmons leaving NBA bubble to have left knee surgery

The Sixers have not ruled out Simmons returning this season, but they would have to make a deep run in the postseason in order for that to happen.

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The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat would both have an advantage over the Sixers in a playoff series.

Sixers-Magic best and worst: Alec Burks’ best performance, Matisse Thybulle’s suffocating defense, and Joel Embiid’s inconsistent halves

Burks finished with 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting - including a game-high 3 three-pointers - to go with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 turnover in 27 minutes, 31 seconds.

Alec Burks, Al Horford help Sixers shake off lackluster first half in 108-101 victory over Magic

Tobias Harris finished with 23 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Nineteen of his points came after intermission. It was his seventh 20-point, 10-rebound performance of the season.

Observations from Sixers-Magic: Joel Embiid wakes up, Alec Burks at the point

After a slow start, Joel Embiid surged in the second half to lead the Sixers to a win against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Magic coach Steve Clifford offers a lesson in racial justice before Sixers game

Clifford: "I would urge people as we all educate ourselves on our history and as we all unite to fight for racial justice, to take some time to look at something that happened in our past.”

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An injured Ben Simmons exposes flawed and vulnerable Sixers roster, front office’s mismanagement | David Murphy

The front office should ultimately bear responsibility for creating a team this vulnerable out of a ridiculous glut of assets.

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