Ben Simmons on Joel Embiid's 'scary' return in playoffs

Ben Simmons is expected to become the next superstar in the NBA

Ben Simmons is expected to become the next superstar in the NBA

The Sixers also moved past the Cavaliers and into the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with one game at hand. It was a tale of two halves as both teams fought tooth and nail for the third seed in the East.

The Dallas Mavericks have been in a major slump as they've lost 10 of their last 12 games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling to the Pistons in a 113-106 overtime loss on Friday.

However, it wasn't that way early on. Not only that, the former No. 1 pick opened up with electric play after electric play in a ridiculous first quarter display. Heading into the half, the 76ers were up by 23 points. When they focused too hard on Simmons, he passed out to a shooter. A win takes them into third place. In five minutes, Cleveland shaved the lead from 23 to 10. He forced switches onto the far lighter guard-forward Belinelli for easy inside buckets and went supernova from three during big moments.

The Sixers had them standing and roaring on nearly every possession.

Loss officially takes Pistons out of playoff picture
He is also, depending on how you view Rudy Gobert, the best player on a Jazz squad that is likely going to make the postseason. Besides, Philly has learned how to play like a playoff team with Simmons while Embiid is resting or sidelined.

Ben Simmons was not the best player on the court but came pretty darn close to looking like he was.

Even without MVP candidate Joel Embiid, the Sixers are putting on a clinic and giving pending free agent LeBron one hell of a recruiting pitch.

In those final three seconds, the Cavaliers inbounded the ball to LeBron, who was fouled at the three-point line by Robert Covington. Larry Nance Jr. tipped the miss, but it did not go in.

BC-BKN-Cavaliers-76ers, 1st Ld-Writethru, 911 76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight winAP Photo PACS106, PACS104, PACS102, PACS101, PACS103Eds: 76ers 132, Cavaliers 130. The lead was 30 before the Cavs went on a 7-0 run at the end of the half. The Cavs well. they look like a team on the second night of a back to back after coming back from 16 down against the Wizards.

Warriors show 'pathetic effort' as Pacers pass 'big test'
According to the Warriors , McCaw will be re-evalulated in four weeks and his status for the playoffs has not been determined. Bogdanovic scored 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting in the first half, but only two of his makes were from beyond the 3-point arc.

"Fresh Prince X King James", Simmons wrote as a caption to a picture of he and LeBron James embracing after the 76ers pulled off the win.

Simmons has put up gaudy numbers during this winning streak, averaging 14.6 points, 11.1 assists, and 10.3 rebounds. He shot 58 percent, including an impressive 4-8 from deep.

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists.

Rookie Damyean Dotson had career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, reserve Luke Kornet added a career-best 17 points and the New York Knicks blew out the Heat 122-98 on Friday night. Jeff Green scored 33 points and Kevin Love added 17 for Cleveland.

Sinclair's Local Anchors Decry Fake News Via Same Script
The message calls out supposed bias and false messages in news stories spread on social media and in various unnamed news outlets. Stelter also obtained a memo from Sinclair news executive Scott Livingston directing television anchors to read the message.

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