Top 76ers News
76ers' Joel Embiid: Officially questionable
Embiid (knee) is questionable for Monday's matchup against Washington.
Embiid was a full participant in Sunday's practice after tweaking his knee during Friday's win over Atlanta, but it appears he'll be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup. The reigning MVP notched 38 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes versus the Hawks, and his participation in practice suggests he has no intention of missing any games. However, the final decision will likely come down to Philadelphia's medical staff.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Status for Monday TBD
Coach Nick Nurse said Embiid's status for Monday's game against the Wizards is to be determined, but the reigning MVP was a full participant in Sunday's practice after tweaking his knee during Friday's win over Atlanta, Austin Krell of USA Today reports.
Embiid finished Friday's 125-114 win with 38 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes, but Nurse said after the contest that he was concerned about Embiid's knee. Philadelphia will presumably be cautious with the superstar big man, but given his participation in practice, it appears like Embiid has no intentions of missing any games. Regardless, Embiid will likely have an injury designation when the 76ers release their injury report Sunday afternoon, and he figures to be a game-time decision ahead of Monday's 7 p.m. ET tipoff.... See More ... See Less
76ers' De'Anthony Melton: Solid contribution in win
Melton finished with 15 points (6-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal over 34 minutes during Friday's 125-114 win over the Hawks.
Melton won't get the touches on offense like Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, but he picked his spots well against the Hawks and had a nice all-around performance. Melton has scored in double digits in four straight games and 13 of his last 14 appearances. He came into Friday's game averaging a career-high 13.2 points per game.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Tyrese Maxey: Scores 30 in win
Maxey provided 30 points (8-18 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 10-12 FT), two rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal across 39 minutes during Friday's 125-114 victory over the Hawks.
Maxey scored 30 points for the third time in four games and was second on the team in scoring behind reigning MVP Joel Embiid (38 points). Maxey entered Friday's game averaging career highs in scoring (26.9 points), assists (6.7), rebounds (4.4) and free-throw attempts (5.4). Maxey has stepped up as the clear second option for the 76ers after the trade of James Harden, and the former is making a strong case for the Most Improved Player award.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Dominates in win
Embiid ended Friday's 125-114 victory over Atlanta with 38 points (12-24 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-15 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.
Embiid entered Friday's game as the leading scorer in the NBA, averaging 33.1 points per game while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor. His 38 points against Atlanta was a game high and marked the reigning MVP's seventh straight game with at least 30 points. Embiid's scoring dominance is in large part due to his contributions at the free-throw line, which continued Friday.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Kelly Oubre: Provides spark off bench in return
Oubre (rib) recorded 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds over 19 minutes in Wednesday's 131-126 win over the Wizards.
Oubre missed his last 11 games after suffering a fractured rib in addition to injuries to his hip and right leg when he was struck by a car in Philadelphia on Nov. 11. Before missing time with the injury, Oubre had started in each of his previous five appearances while playing at least 26 minutes, but he was eased back into the mix Wednesday in a lower-minute bench role. Head coach Nick Nurse isn't ruling out the possibility of Oubre working his way back into the starting five, but the 76ers could view the offensive-minded forward as a better fit on the second unit.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Tyrese Maxey: Efficient night in return
Maxey (illness) recorded 26 points (10-20 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and seven assists across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 131-126 win over the Wizards.
Maxey was a late scratch ahead of the 76ers' last game Friday in a 125-119 loss to the Celtics, but a four-day layoff between games provided sufficient time for his to get healthy ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Washington. Joel Embiid (illness) returned from a two-game absence, with the two co-stars combining for 76 points on 29-for-49 shooting from the field. Maxey has now scored at least 25 points in six of his last seven games and has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in three of his last four appearances.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Delivers 50-piece in return
Embiid (illness) registered 50 points (19-29 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 11-13 FT), 13 rebounds and seven assists over 38 minutes in Wednesday's 131-126 win over the Wizards.
Embiid joined Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine and teammate Tyrese Maxey as the fourth player to score 50-plus points in a game this season. The reigning NBA MVP had missed the 76ers' last two games with an illness, but he returned to practice Monday and faced no restrictions while slotting back into the starting five Wednesday. He continues to cause trouble for opposing defenses, scoring 30-plus points six straight times and recording 10-plus free throw attempts in 10 of his last 11 appearances.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Nicolas Batum: Starting Wednesday
Batum (finger) will start Wednesday against the Wizards.
Batum missed Friday's loss to Boston due to a finger injury but was a full participant during Monday's practice and will return to the starting lineup Wednesday. Across his last six starts, Batum has averaged 7.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 blocks in 26.1 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Marcus Morris: Returns to bench
Morris won't start Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
With Joel Embiid (illness) and Nicolas Batum (finger) sidelined, Morris drew a spot start next to Paul Reed in Philly's frontcourt during Friday's loss to Boston. However, Embiid and Batum will be back in action Wednesday, sending Morris and Reed to reserve roles. In his last outing off the bench, Morris scored 16 points (6-8 FG) in 20 minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Patrick Beverley: Returns to bench
Beverley won't start Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
With Tyrese Maxey (illness), Joel Embiid (illness) and Nicolas Batum (finger) sidelined, Beverley drew a spot start against the Celtics on Friday. However, all three of the aforementioned players are back in the starting lineup Wednesday, so Beverley will slide back to a reserve role. The veteran point guard has averaged 3.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.1 minutes across 18 appearances off the bench this season.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Paul Reed: Moves back to bench
Reed isn't in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus Washington.
Joel Embiid's return from a two-game absence will send Reed back to the bench. Reed is averaging 5.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.4 minutes across his previous 10 bench appearances.... See More ... See Less
76ers' De'Anthony Melton: Officially available Wednesday
Melton (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
Melton was probable for Wednesday's matchup due to an illness, so it isn't surprising that he'll be able to suit up. He's averaged 15.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30.4 minutes per game over his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Kelly Oubre: Will operate as reserve
Oubre (ribs) will come off the bench during Wednesday's matchup against the Wizards, Lauren Rosen of the 76ers' official site reports.
As expected, Oubre will return to action following an 11-game absence but will be under a minutes restriction and be used in short stints as he increases his conditioning level. Before the injury, Oubre was off to a fast start in 2023-24, averaging 16.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less