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76ers coach Brown will return for 2019-20 season

[ad_1] 11:36 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Brett Brown will return as the Philadelphia 76ers' coach for the 2019-20 season, managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night.There had been some uncertainty about Brown returning for his seventh season, but Harris eliminated that doubt in a lengthy meeting with Brown and general manager Elton Brand on Monday that mostly centered on discussions about the franchise's plans for the offseason.Brown has largely
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Which player had best sneakers of 2019 NBA conference semifinals?

[ad_1] 3:50 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN In many ways, the stage for Game 6 in Houston was set for the Golden State Warriors to hearken back to the starting points of their "Strength In Numbers" mantra-led run.Not only was Andrew Bogut back in the starting lineup, but without Kevin Durant on hand, the all-hands-on-deck approach was needed more than ever to end the Houston Rockets' season for a second year in
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Embiid says idea of firing 76ers’ Brown is ‘B.S.’

[ad_1] Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid defended coach Brett Brown on Monday amid speculation that the coach's job is at risk because of the team's second-round exit from the playoffs.Embiid called the idea that Brown might be fired "bulls---," saying, "He's done a fantastic job. He's been there through everything.Brett Brown is "an amazing coach, a better person," Joel Embiid says.. Rob Carr/Getty Images"This year I think he grew even
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Emotional Embiid ‘can’t explain’ Game 7 loss

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Joel Embiid walked off the court in tears following the 76ers' 92-90 Game 7 loss to the Raptors on Sunday, as Philadelphia's playoff run ended in the final seconds of the final game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.He'd played 45 minutes, more than he ever had before in regulation, and outstretched every bit of his 7-foot-6 wingspan to contest Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beating shot -- the first of
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Inside Kawhi Leonard’s historic game winner

[ad_1] The last time the Toronto Raptors played a Game 7, it was a 27-point blowout over the Miami Heat in 2016 that sent the Raptors to their first conference finals berth in franchise history.After a disheartening loss in Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the two teams engaged in a seesaw battle that included 10 lead changes and six ties leading up to the final seconds of the series.To
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‘A hell of a shot:’ Inside Kawhi Leonard’s historic game-winner

[ad_1] The last time the Toronto Raptors played a Game 7, it was a 27-point blowout over the Miami Heat in 2016 that sent the Raptors to its first conference finals berth in franchise history.After a disheartening loss in Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the two teams engaged in a see-saw battle that saw 10 lead changes and six ties leading up to the final seconds of the series.To
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Can the Sixers win big with Ben Simmons?

[ad_1] The Ben Simmons who showed up in Game 6 of the conference semifinals after scoring 10 or fewer points in four straight games is the one the Philadelphia 76ers need if they want to snare Game 7 in Toronto. That Simmons is why we can't demand "trade him for shooters!" after every uneven game."I know my role," Simmons told ESPN.com after that game. "It's being Ben Simmons -- somebody
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NBA to not rescind Embiid’s 3rd flagrant

[ad_1] 5:36 PM ETTim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- Sixers center Joel Embiid's flagrant foul from the final minutes of the Philadelphia's Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night will not be rescinded, league sources told ESPN.The play, which occurred late in the fourth quarter when Embiid's hand hit Raptors center Marc Gasol in the face when the two were jostling for a rebound of a free throw, earned Embiid
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NBA to not rescind Embiid’s 3rd flagrant

[ad_1] 5:09 PM ETTim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- Sixers center Joel Embiid's flagrant foul from the final minutes of the Philadelphia's Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night will not be rescinded, league sources told ESPN.The play, which occurred late in the fourth quarter when Embiid's hand hit Raptors center Marc Gasol in the face when the two were jostling for a rebound of a free throw, earned Embiid