Your Wednesday Morning Roundup
The Sixers only had two true centers for last night’s game against the Magic: Amir Johnson and Justin Patton. Not the best duo to go with. But you had Mike Scott who could slide in at the 5.
When it came to crunch time, Jimmy Butler showed up. He had a couple of big buckets along with a steal and assist on a Mike Scott three to seal the win for a short-handed Sixer squad.
Speaking of Embiid, he won’t play tonight in the second half of a back-to-back in Chicago against the Bulls. But there’s a chance he meets the team in Houston and be ready to play on Friday. That’d be a big game to get him back. But while we wait for him, he wasn’t happy with Real Madrid yesterday:
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) March 5, 2019
The Sixers are still a half-game behind Indiana for third in the Eastern Conference. Indiana beat the Bulls last night. Now, it’ll be the Sixers playing Chicago tonight at 8 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia and somehow on ESPN.
In non-game news, check out the Sixers Youth Foundation Gala silent auction for some cool gifts.
Start the day off with a new episode of the Crossing Broadcast. It’s mainly on Bryce Harper and the Phillies.
Speaking of those Phillies and Harper, the new right fielder, as well as managing partner/principal owner John Middleton, went on WIP yesterday. But Harper may have caused a little controversy with the Angels and Mike Trout with some tampering.
Also, Scott Boras called Middleton a patient SOB. I agree.
Lane Johnson had his contract restructured and also referenced one of Nick Foles’ huge body parts. Here’s the money aspect of it:
Source: Lane Johnson restructured his contract by converting $10.045M of his base salary into a signing bonus. He’s now due a base salary of $805K for 2019. This creates close to $6.7M in cap space for the Eagles.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 6, 2019
The Flyers have a big home game tonight against the Washington Capitals. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. If you want to go to that game or any other next year, it’ll come with higher ticket prices.
Last night was the 15th anniversary of the infamous Senators-Flyers brawls. The best kind of hockey.
In college hoops, Fatts Russell scored a career-high 41 points and Rhode Island’s last 19 in an 86-85 overtime win over St. Joe’s.
In other sports news, Antonio Brown might be traded soon:
Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
Kansas ain’t winning a regular season Big 12 title this year.
Jaylen Brown describes the Celtics’ atmosphere as “toxic.” Hate to see it!
Tim writes on the shaming of Shawny Hill a couple months after his incident with the Wings.
In the news, Philly Taco Bell employees were fired after video surfaced of a fight.
R. Kelly had a wild interview with Gayle King.