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He is right on his average of One minute left in LA Carmelo on the spin move and pull up from the elbow, and banks it in. When it's your night, it's your night. Don't think he meant to do it, but he'll take it. He follows that up with a three and the Sixers lead by 9. Maxey has 21 on the night. He made both on his last trip to the line. Keep banging it to Embiid down the stretch. Timeout LA with to go in the fourth quarter. He's looks like he's got the green light and as long as he keeps hitting those shots, the Lakers will keep feeding him.
Timeout Philly. We will keep you posted on Harden. Finally the Lakers cut the lead to single digit. He's had a couple lay ups and just went to the line and knocked all three down. Harris knew it was coming from halfcourt The post up, the turn around and the fade away.
Take notes big men of the future. Niang started the game with three quick 3s Halftime Stanley Johnson came out scorching, netting 13 points in the first quarter after starting from the injured LeBron James. He goes to half at 13 points. Dwight Howard and Carmelo have 9 a piece. Halftime Embiid leads all scorers with 16 points, to go along with his 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Maxey has 11, while Harden struggled to find his shot in the first half going for 5 points.
He went to the locker room strething it out and he will want to keep it loose during halftime. He was clutching his back for a moment and it's certainly something to keep an eye on coming out of halftime. Timeout Lakers who trail by 4. Right now Philly is having trouble with the new look Lakers team. He's got 9 points on three made 3 pointers and that brings us to the end of the first quarter.
That was a promising half from the Lakers who looked good with out LeBron. Talk about someone stepping up with no LeBron, Johnson wants all the smoke. A lot of times players get caught watching LeBron, and a lot of times LeBron just takes it upon himself to score which takes away from the flow of the offense.
That shouldn't surprise us, he does everything for the Sixers, why not play the Point guard role in transition. Howard missed the dunk down easy street, but Johnson hits the three ball on the long rebound. Timeout Philly, as Doc Rivers doesn't like how his team has come out to start this game.
He was the top scorer without them against the Heat. He hit his first two FT's of the night. We are underway from Crypto. Sixers stars back Embiid and Harden missed the game against the Heat, but both are expected to play tonight. AD close, but not back yet Anthony Davis is close to returning from a sprained foot, but will not be available for Frank Vogel and the Lakers tonight.
Davis went down on February 16th and the LA has won just four of ten games since then. If you've got two guys that want to get it right, they'll get it right. It's difficult because it's being done with 22 games left. There's no win tonight for us at all, but the effort is something that we can continue, and we can use that later. That's the same number of losing seasons they had in the previous 53 years, starting after they moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles in We're disappointed we lost, but without Bron, without AD, the group that played showed everyone we've still got a whole lot of fight left in us.
Los Angeles focused its defense on Embiid, but Maxey and Tobias Harris hit big shots down the stretch as Philly hung on. Russell Westbrook finished with 24 points, and he got a steal and a layup with 32 seconds left to trim Philadelphia's lead to four points before the Sixers hit their free throws to ice it. Harris scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter.
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for LA. Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker sat out for the third time in four games with a sprained left ankle.
The biggest difference was that Kyrie Irving scored 30 against Toronto after an awful opener. He's not exactly dependable, but Brooklyn's ceiling remains high because Kevin Durant and Irving are such spectacular offensive talents. Snellings: A warning. The Nets need to improve their interior defense if they want to contend.
The Nets have gotten full games from their All-Star trio of Durant, Irving and Ben Simmons , and they are clearly learning to play together. Hard to say a lot off two games, but will use "predictable" here, too. Brooklyn looked better against the Raptors in its second game, another team that doesn't have the kind of interior masher to give the Nets trouble.
Let's see what happens this week, when they face the Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks. The results of those games will give us a much better sense of what this team will actually be. Pelton: Fine. There's no reason to panic and no indication anyone has, yet.
Collier: Intriguing. It's going to be fascinating to watch this team each night, so sign me up for the ride. Durant and Irving are thrilling superstars to watch. Simmons looks like he's going to be up and down. The talent is there even if the roster is a bit ill-fitting. I still have no idea where this team is headed. Who has been the most impactful offseason addition through the first week?
Pelton: DonovanMitchell. With apologies to the Atlanta Hawks' Dejounte Murray , whose solid start has come against weaker opposition, Mitchell has played at a top level thus far. In Mitchell's first three games in Cleveland, he has averaged He's the first player in Dallas history to score at least 25 points in his first two games. He's scoring at better than a point-per-minute pace 50 points in 49 minutes. He also said the word "fun" five times in a three-minute media session Saturday after the blowout win against the Grizzlies.
Bontemps: I could pick Jalen Brunson , who has 15 assists and no turnovers through two games with the New York Knicks , or one of the many terrific rookies in this year's class, but I'll instead go with Wood, who has 50 points in 49 minutes through two games for Dallas.
While Wood, quite understandably, would like to start, things are going to work out just fine for the pending free agent if he keeps performing like this regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench. Collier: Mitchell. An eye injury to Garland means we haven't really seen the Cavs at their full potential yet, but a pair of point games to kick off his Cleveland career has been a good reminder of how dynamic an offensive player Mitchell can be.
He looks like a seamless fit on this roster. Snellings: The addition of Murray to the Hawks' backcourt makes them legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference, and we saw some of that in Week 1. Murray pairs with Trae Young to give the Hawks arguably the most dynamic backcourt in the league.
Everyone notices the offense, and Murray averaged 20 points and 10 assists last week to help highlight that. But Murray entered the league as a defensive specialist and he brings that dimension to the Hawks' perimeter defense. When he's in the starting lineup with Clint Capela and De'Andre Hunter , suddenly the Hawks also sport one of the league's better defensive units. What's one opening-week matchup you'd love to see in the playoffs?
MacMahon: I'd sign up for seven more games of Mavs vs. I might have gone with Sixers-Celtics or Sixers-Bucks, but Philadelphia should probably win a game first before we start discussing potential playoff matchups. Snellings: I started to say Bucks vs. Sixers, because there's always the chance that Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid will go into video-game mode when they see each other and combine for 92 points and 31 rebounds in a given game.
Instead, let's go bigger picture and say Warriors and Lakers. If they meet in the playoffs, it'll be an indication the Lakers have gotten their act together, likely made trade s that better balance their roster, and that LeBron and Davis have stayed healthy enough to get the team there. Bontemps: Having watched the game last week in person, a Cavs-Raptors series would be awfully fun. Two teams with lots of talent and vastly different play styles -- with Cleveland featuring two little guards next to twin towers, and Toronto basically rolling out a team full of 6-foot-8 guys -- would make for a really fun matchup in the postseason.
Here's hoping we get to see it. Collier: Sixers-Bucks. Their game Thursday night was an ugly, good ol'-fashioned Eastern Conference throwback with a final score. Embiid and Antetokounmpo need to go at each other in a playoff matchup at their peak. We saw this in the opening round last spring but with a very different version of the Nuggets than the one that won at Chase Center on Friday night.
Healthy again, Michael Porter Jr. Newcomers Bruce Brown Jr. When asked why he played so well against the team that traded him, Green replied: ''Coincidence? Kyle Kuzma scored 25 points and Montrezl Harrell added 20, but the defending NBA champions remained winless since James sprained his ankle last Sunday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 19 points. We're in a tough patch right now. We've lost a couple of games, but we're not going to stop, and we're going to fight.
Los Angeles got within three points in the final minute before Green beat the shot clock with a sideline 3-pointer to ice it. We're just having a stretch where we make some poor decisions and miss some assignments on the defensive end. Hill is averaging Curry returned from a three-game absence with an ankle injury. Lakers: They failed to block a shot for the first time since Feb.
The team played a tribute video and held a pregame moment of silence for Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor, who died Monday.