Good news and bad news for the Sixers.
Bad news: Mike Muscala has a broken nose.
Good news: The Sixers got a huge win over the Pacers, 100-94, their first road win of the season. Everything nearly went right in the win.
Ben Simmons had a near triple-double, going for 16 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Joel Embiid had a double-double with 20 and 10, and Dario Saric had a great night with 18 points and seven rebounds. He also went 4-of-6 from three.
Markelle Fultz went 3-of-7 and scored seven points, but he contributed defensively with a career-high four steals, and rookie Landry Shamet continues to look comfortable in the rotation with 12 points. The win will definitely help the team’s confidence that they might not have had early on. The big question is whether or not they can keep that going.
It was also the team’s first win in Indy since the end of the 2012-13 season, before Brett Brown was the head coach of the Sixers.
The team returns home tomorrow night when they host the Hornets at 7 PM.
Darren Sproles is back and will play Sunday night against Dallas!
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 7, 2018
After Philadelphia HC Doug Pederson said he expected Darren Sproles to play Sunday vs the Cowboys, the Eagles’ veteran RB went to practice and aggravated his hamstring injury, and now is expected to be sidelined, per sources. Sproles was highly disappointed, as were the Eagles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2018
So looks like the Eagles should get DeAndre Carter back on the roster…
The #Texans have claimed WR DeAndre Carter off waivers from the Eagles and waived RB Tyler Ervin.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 7, 2018
Maybe Jordan Mailata can run the ball?
So there’s that.
Here’s the rest of the injury report:
Wednesday Injury Report
DNP: CB Jones (hamstring), C Kelce (not injury related), CB Mills (foot)
Limited: LB Gerry (ankle, knee), S Graham (hamstring), T Johnson (knee), RB Sproles (hamstring)
Full: LB Grugier-Hill (thumb), T Peters (biceps)
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 7, 2018
Doug Pederson expresses more about his love of ice cream.
“When we were at the Super Bowl this year, my wife and I were out there all week, I come back from our practice and I noticed there were two big cases, just brown boxes, in our room.
“I opened the first one up, there was just a styrofoam ice chest-looking box inside the big box. I open it up, it’s eight cartons of ice cream. And it’s two of these (boxes) now, so 16 cartons of all different flavors. Neapolitan, vanilla bean, chocolate chip mint, all kinds.
“I had to figure out a way not just to not eat it, but to get it back to Philadelphia. So, yeah, it got into the hotel freezer, and then we shipped it, overnighted it, back here to Philadelphia, here to my house. I’ve got a couple freezers at the house so I made room, put the ice cream in there.
“And now, every time my wife and I get invited to somebody’s house for dinner, we bring dessert. We bring ice cream. It’s a great way of getting it out of the house, so I don’t have to eat it.”
The Flyers return home tonight as they host the Arizona Coyotes at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
They also made some roster moves:
— x-Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 7, 2018
So sounds like Brian Elliott will be back in the lineup.
Anthony takes a look at the Flyers now compared to back when they were going to the playoffs consistently and how that relates to Joel Quenneville.
Jake Voracek expressed his thoughts on the Uber driver that recorded seven Ottawa players trashing their coaches without letting any of them know.
The team is interested in Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel.
In other sports news, Dez Bryant is a Saint.
Le’Veon Bell tweeted upside down:
˙˙˙ɯǝɥʇ uo ʎןɹɐǝןɔ s’ʇɐɥʇ &˙˙˙sǝuıן ǝɥʇ uǝǝʍʇǝq pɐǝɹ ʎןdɯıs ʇsnظ oʇ ǝɯıʇ ǝɥʇ ǝʞɐʇ ʇ’uop ǝןdoǝd ʇsoɯ ʇnq˙˙˙op p’noʎ ʇɐɥʍ ʇ’usı sıɥʇ ǝqʎɐɯ ǝsnɐɔǝq suoısıɔǝp ʎɯ ɟɟo ǝɯ ǝbpnظ ʇ’uop˙˙˙buıop ɯ’ı ʇɐɥʍ ʇnoqɐ pǝıɹɹoʍ & ǝɟıן ʎɯ uo uoıuıdo uɐ sɐɥ ʎpoqʎɹǝʌǝ ʇnoqɐ ʇsnظ
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 7, 2018
ʇuıod ʎɯ pǝʌoɹd ǝʌ’noʎ 'buıʎɐs ɯ’ı ʇɐɥʍ ʇno ǝɹnbıɟ oʇ ǝɯıʇ ǝɥʇ buıpuıɟ ʎןןɐǝɹ ǝɹ’noʎ ɟı osןɐ˙˙˙poıɹǝd 'sɹǝǝd ʎɯ ɟo ʇsǝɹ ǝɥʇ puɐ 'ʎןıɯɐɟ 'ɟןǝsʎɯ ɹoɟ ʇɥbıɹ sı ǝʌǝıןǝq ı ʇɐɥʍ ɹoɟ buızıboןodɐ ʇou ɯ’ı
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) November 7, 2018
Ian Book won’t play for Notre Dame on Saturday against Florida State.
In the news, a gunman killed 12 people at a bar outside Los Angeles.
The White House suspended Jim Acosta’s press credentials.
Jeff Sessions is out as Attorney General. Matthew Whitaker is in.