Your Friday Morning Roundup

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Joel Embiid came back with a vengeance last night. That was good.

What wasn’t good was the end result. After losing to the Hawks on Wednesday where JJ Redick broke the Sixers’ franchise record for most 3s in a season, the team hosted Milwaukee in what could’ve been a statement game. Despite leading late in the fourth with Bryce Harper and gang in attendance, George Hill scored seven straight points in the final two minutes out of his 20 total off the bench to help the Bucks beat the Sixers 128-122. Milwaukee outscored Philly 46-36 in the final quarter.

Embiid recorded his second triple-double of the season with 34 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 45 points with 13 boards and six assists. Milwaukee also got a small boost with Khris Middleton returning to the lineup with 22 points.

For the Sixers, who didn’t have Jimmy Butler, Mike Scott got the start. Outside of defending Embiid and going after Eric Bledsoe, he recorded 22 points and went 6-of-8 from 3. JJ Redick had 29.

But the Bucks also got a large advantage from the free-throw line. The Sixers were better than they were Wednesday night by going 14-of-18, but Milwaukee went 32-of-43 in their win. 43 attempts was insane.

Three games left for the Sixers and they have a two-game lead over the Pacers and Celtics for third in the East. They have two games against the Bulls and one against the Heat. Their first game against the Bulls is Saturday night in Chicago.

The Roundup:

The Phillies were off yesterday but return to action this weekend as they host the Minnesota Twins. First game is tonight at 7:05 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia if the weather cooperates. Nick Pivetta will take the mound against Jake Odorizzi. Jake Arrieta and Zach Eflin pitch in the other two games.

Some Phillies scouting info on the Braves popped up on Reddit yesterday.

The Flyers gave up five goals in the first 10 minutes against the Blues last night and ended up losing 7-3. They finish the season Saturday at home against Carolina, who clinched a playoff spot last night. There’s your hockey update.

With some AAF players starting to sign with NFL teams, the Eagles will reportedly work out former Birmingham Iron QB Luis Perez.

In other sports news, the Jets unveiled their new uniforms.

They look like North Texas.

Along with Carolina, Colorado and Pittsburgh clinched playoff spots in the NHL.

In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Michael Rubin is backing Robert Kraft and said his sex trafficking charges aren’t true.

Jeff Passan knows good music.

In the news, the person who claimed to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen lied.

Prince Harry wants Fortnite banned. I’m with him.


One Response

  1. Joel Embiid came back with a vengeance last night.

    Put up a bunch of numbers and played soft defense. Got stuffed twice and faked an injury to break up a Milwaukee fast break. Was shooting threes because he didn’t want to play inside. Started another fight and then acted like a tough guy only when the refs got in the middle. Got owned head to head against superior talent AGAIN but all he could do post game was pat himself on the back for getting a star player from the opposition ejected.

    Home crowd against a shorthanded Bucks team in a statement game and they give up 46 fourth quarter points. Can’t wait to see Jo-el being all wacky on social media with all the free time on his hands come May.

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