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76ers’ Joel Embiid takes criticism to heart, dominates Celtics in win

1:21 AM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Joel Embiid declared Thursday morning that Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal were right: He needed to start looking to dominate games.He didn't waste time taking their advice to heart.In a spectacular performance at TD Garden on Thursday night, Embiid had 38 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and one monstrous block of Daniel Theis in the final seconds, propelling his Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-109
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76ers vs. Celtics – Game Recap – December 12, 2019

BOSTON -- Joel Embiid responded to criticism from Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley with a season-high 38 points, adding 13 rebounds on Thursday night to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics.Embiid scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, hitting five of six free throws in the final 26 seconds to hold off Boston's last charge. With Philadelphia leading by four in the final 15
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Heat suspend guard Dion Waiters for third time this season

The Miami Heat have suspended guard Dion Waiters for a third time this season, they announced Thursday, this time for "failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordination."Waiters will have to sit until after a Dec. 23 game against the Utah Jazz, meaning he'll miss the team's next six games, beginning with Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The first game in which he
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Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized after brain hemorrhage

Former NBA commissioner David Stern was admitted to a New York City hospital Thursday afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage, the league announced."NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery," the NBA said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family."New York's fire department responded to a 911 call at a Midtown restaurant at 1:59
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Sixers without Al Horford vs. Celtics due to knee, hamstring injuries

8:18 PM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Al Horford sat out what was supposed to be his first game back at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night with left knee soreness and left hamstring tightness."I won't be able to go tonight," the center said shortly before his Philadelphia 76ers faced the Celtics. "Went out there on the floor, [and] just not where I need to be."Horford, who was
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Mexico City-based team to join G League in 2020-21 season

MEXICO CITY -- The G League is going to Mexico.NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Thursday night that Capitanes -- a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican pro league -- will be joining the G League starting with the 2020-21 season as the league's 29th team.Capitanes becomes the first G League team from outside the U.S. and Canada. The announcement was made shortly before Dallas and Detroit played the first
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Sixers without Al Horford due to knee, hamstring injuries vs. Celtics

8:18 PM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Al Horford sat out what was supposed to be his first game back at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics Thursday night with left knee soreness and left hamstring tightness."I won't be able to go tonight," Horford said shortly before his Philadelphia 76ers faced the Celtics. "Went out there on the floor, (and) just not where I need to be."Horford, who was listed as
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Glen Davis pleads no contest in California assault case

LOS ANGELES -- Former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis avoided jail time after pleading no contest to a charge that he attacked a man outside a Los Angeles-area nightclub last year, prosecutors said Thursday.Davis, 33, was accused of throwing the victim into a wall during an altercation in West Hollywood on April 8, 2018.He entered his plea Wednesday to one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, the Los
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76ers’ Joel Embiid agrees with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal criticism

1:29 PM ETTim BontempsESPN BOSTON -- Joel Embiid heard the criticism directed at him by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal.And, according to Embiid, they are right."Maybe they're right. Maybe. I do think they're right. I think I need to be more aggressive, and just look to impose myself and look to dominate," he said."I think the whole season I haven't done that, and you can see the way it has