Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid is feeling 'as good as can be'... surgery remains required

Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid is feeling 'as good as can be'... surgery remains required

Main Rumors

Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid is feeling 'as good as can be'... surgery remains required

- by

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
• James Harden’s no-show
• Doc Rivers
• What’s next for Philly?
• Cant stand the Heat, get out the kitchen
• Jimmy delivers yet again
• Luka/Mavs force Game 7
• Most wholesome Tribal Council ever
Join us!⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=lN_414…12:14 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid is still confused at how Philadelphia let Jimmy Butler go in the 2019 offseason #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/12/joe… via @SixersWire11:52 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joel Embiid on playing 44 minutes with the orbital fracture and torn thumb ligament: “I tried to be on the floor really the whole game. I didn’t really want to take any breaks (with the) season on the line, so I just wanted to do whatever I could and not regret anything.” – 11:44 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on his job security: “I don’t worry about my job. I think I do a terrific job and if you don’t, then you should write it. Because I worked my butt off to get this team here. When I first got here, no one picked us to be anywhere. And again this year, the same thing… – 11:38 PM
Lenn Robbins @LennRobbins
Hard to argue w @Denver Nuggets center @jokiccenter winning #MVP I would have voted for @Joel Embiid After watching the #76ers big man gut it out with a broken orbital bone & torn thumb ligament, he has to be the fave next season. It is not easy for me to back a #philly athlete @NBA11:31 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler both say they wish they were still teammates after Heat eliminate 76ers
cbssports.com/nba/news/joel-…11:28 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler, “I still don’t know how we let him go.” #Sixers #MiamiHeat11:27 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Joel Embiid on James Harden: “Obviously, I’m sure since we got him, everybody expected the Houston James Harden, but that’s not who he is anymore. He’s more of a playmaker. I thought, at times, as with all of us, could’ve been more aggressive.” pic.twitter.com/DGf7cXqfoH11:15 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid said his focus this summer (aside from getting better) is on appreciating what he has: “I got home two days ago and got the best award i can get — most valuable father” – 11:13 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, asked whether they need more tough, physical players like Marcus Smart, Jrue Holiday, etc: “For sure.”
Embiid then went on for a couple of minutes singing the praises of PJ Tucker.
“Once you get to the later rounds, you need those guys.” – 11:13 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid says the team could use a physical, tough player like P.J. Tucker. – 11:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid says the team needs more tough guys. He mentioned the team doesn’t have a P.J. Tucker and he would like a guy like that in Philly. #Sixers11:12 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Embiid after Harden’s debut: “That was probably the most wide-open I’ve ever been in my career.”
Embiid tonight: “Everybody expected the Houston James Harden. But that’s not who he is anymore.”
Honeymoon period over. pic.twitter.com/EIcdNagcR611:10 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid asked if he still believes in the coaching staff, says yes, and emphasizes that you can’t keep pointing fingers at management and coaches, sometimes the players simply have to be better – 11:08 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid, asked whether he still has faith in the front office and the coaching staff: “At some point you gotta stop looking at the coaches or the front office…the players also gotta do their jobs.” – 11:08 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid says he still has faith in the coaching staff and front office, but says at some point you have to look at the players and guys have to do their jobs. – 11:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid: “At some point, you gotta stop looking at coaches and the front office. You gotta look at the players. Maybe we’re just not good enough.” He continued to go on about how the players have to step up and give more on the floor. #Sixers11:07 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on his relationship with Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers: pic.twitter.com/R2hmkrEn7711:07 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Joel Embiid praised the play of Jimmy Butler. Then, Embiid said, “I still don’t know how we let him go, but I wish I could’ve gone to battle with him still. But, it is what it is.” pic.twitter.com/3rb4Z3oYYv11:04 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid, asked about Tobias Harris’s mental toughness comments: “When you talk about a physicality standpoint, they dominated us on the glass. They got what they wanted.”
“I think that mental toughness could be a part of it, but definitely the physicality wasn’t there.” – 11:03 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid said the 76ers weren’t tough enough in this series. Said Miami’s physicality was too much for Philly throughout the series. – 11:02 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid says he expects to have thumb surgery but doesn’t look like he needs it for the facial fracture: pic.twitter.com/2WAFi0o0bB11:01 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Joel Embiid says he’s definitely getting surgery on his thumb, and that they’re going to see what comes next with the face (no surgery, last time he heard). – 11:01 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid says he’s going to have to talk it through with everyone, but “the last time I checked I definitely needed surgery for the thumb.” – 11:01 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid: “My goal remains the same: to win it all.” Says he still believes that he can reach another level with his own personal play. – 10:58 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid was asked about Jimmy Butler’s postgame comments: “I still don’t know how we let him go.” – 10:58 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler: “I still don’t know how we let him go.” #Sixers10:57 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler, “I still don’t how we let him go.” #Sixers #MiamiHeat10:57 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on the #Heat’s Jimmy Butler: ‘That’s my guy.’ Later says ‘I still don’t know how we let him go’ pic.twitter.com/ApfZJE9Bhj10:56 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid with a lot of praise for Jimmy Butler, and then: “I still don’t know how we let him go” – 10:56 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“That’s my guy.. that’s my brother. It’s tough, but I’m so proud of him” – Joel Embiid on Jimmy Butler #Sixers10:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid says the goal was to win a championship, and it didn’t happen. Says losing in any round is the same, and that it’s unfortunate he couldn’t be healthy for this series. Says that it’s life. – 10:54 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on the team’s Game 6 showing: pic.twitter.com/FI12886w8k10:54 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Embiid says for the most part he believes the team really tried but they just weren’t good enough #Sixers10:54 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Thursday night’s 99-90 victory in Philadelphia: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Taking charge in third quarter.
2. Another Jimmy Butler statement game.
3. Bam Adebayo handles Joel Embiid
4. Max Strus again double-doubles.
5. 76ers lose Danny Green early. – 10:40 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
doc rivers vs. responsibility pic.twitter.com/1cE7RZLjNW10:28 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
James Harden on his $47 million player option: “I’ll be here. Whatever allows this team to continue grow, get better and do the things necessary to compete at the highest level.”
Harden said the ball didn’t get to him. Asked if Doc Rivers called plays for him: “Next question.” pic.twitter.com/AisZhcfnC210:27 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Don’t blame Doc Rivers. Nobody was coaching that team anywhere. – 10:25 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Has any coach in sports history received more goodwill off winning one title than Doc Rivers?
I’m pretty sure Tim Floyd would have won a title with the 2008 Celtics. – 10:03 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers: “Winning is hard … there’s going to be just one winner.” Said he’s really proud of his team’s fight throughout the season. Said they need to keep building this thing. “We’re not going to tear it apart.” – 9:58 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Doc Rivers: “I came to the conclusion at the end of this game that we were not good enough to beat Miami.”
Rivers has repeatedly said that they need to improve the roster. – 9:58 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Everybody knows how much Daryl Morey loves James Harden but he has to make a decision this summer based on what his eyes have seen, not his heart. Latching the rest of Joel Embiid’s prime to an anvil of an extension for Harden wouldn’t just be a mistake, it would be malpractice. – 9:57 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I came to the conclusion we weren’t good enough to beat the #Heat.’ – 9:57 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers mentioned that this could be the final game of Paul Millsap’s career. He said Millsap was crying in the locker room after and that broke his heart. The human aspect of the NBA is coming out right now. #Sixers9:57 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Doc Rivers: “I came to the conclusion at the end of this game that we were just not good enough to beat Miami” – 9:57 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers when asked how Danny Green is doing: “Not good.” #Sixers9:56 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Doc Rivers: “I don’t worry about my job. I think I do a terrific job. If you don’t, then you should write it. I worked my butt off to get this team here. When I first got here, no one picked us to be anywhere. Again this year, the same thing.” pic.twitter.com/7hF5hRStlE9:55 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers was asked on several occasions about James Harden’s season and performance tonight, and repeatedly said he wasn’t going to make this a referendum on Harden’s play. “We win and lose as a team.” – 9:55 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Doc Rivers says he doesn’t think about job security. Says he worked his butt off and thinks he “did a terrific job and if you don’t, then you should write it”. – 9:53 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers defends the job he did this year: pic.twitter.com/cY3MbNsP2r9:53 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘We had a lot of distractions this year. … No one thought we would be where we were without our second-best player all year.’ – 9:51 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers: “I’m not gonna make this a referendum about James.” He added that they win as a team, they lose as a team. #Sixers9:50 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘Listen, I don’t want to make this a referendum on James.’ – 9:50 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Doc Rivers told reporters the Donald Sterling fiasco is responsible for tonight’s loss… – 9:50 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on the disappointing Game 6 loss to the #Heat: pic.twitter.com/LNyGA777DA9:49 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
“Never got any offensive rhythm throughout the game…. Turnovers and sloppy play just killed us all game. Didn’t like how we played last game and didn’t like how we played tonight” – Doc Rivers on tonight’s loss #Sixers9:48 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Jimmy Butler has begun lobbying to get Embiid to Miami. – 9:42 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Jimmy Butler on Joel Embiid: “I love him. I’m proud of him. Yes, yes, yes, I still wish I was on his team. I definitely love the Miami Heat, though. I’m glad that I’m here, but I’ve got so much love and respect for Joel Embiid.” (ESPN postgame TV interview) – 9:39 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“That I love him. I’m proud of him. Yes, yes, yes I still wish I was on this team. I definitely love the Miami Heat though. I’m glad that I’m here but I got so much respect and love for Joel Embiid.”
-Jimmy Butler pic.twitter.com/Up7Mgo9IQl9:39 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
I’ve been a vocal Harden supporter for years and I’ve never been more disappointed in him than now. If he’s not scoring like before he needs to play with more activity off-ball and effort on defense. Get in shape and reinstall his OKC era habits. That’s how to thrive with Embiid. pic.twitter.com/v3cgDGbwPM9:38 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Shoutout to Joel Embiid.
— Fractured face
— Torn thumb ligament
— Leads playoffs in double-doubles
— 24 PPG, 11 RPG
Gave his all. pic.twitter.com/zXkFbJ1bnz9:36 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Could Doc Rivers be headed to the Lakers after this? Seems like a smart move for all parties. – 9:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
How it started … how it’s going …
Philadelphia 76ers had back-to-back #1 overall picks joining Joel Embiid when this playoff run started.
Now, 76ers join Jazz as current teams to make at least last 5 straight postseasons without a conference finals. pic.twitter.com/rIcv0A9yRD9:32 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Obviously a lot of deservedly bad vibes right now, but the performance Joel Embiid put together this season was incredible. – 9:31 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Someone ask Doc Rivers if James Harden is a championship point guard. – 9:31 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Four free throw attempts combined for Embiid and Harden in 84 minutes.
Free throws were the bet they made, and they came up empty. – 9:27 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
On the third anniversary of Kawhi Leonard’s legendary Game 7, tap-dancing jumper to eliminate the best 76ers team of Joel Embiid era, Philly fans have to watch their season destroyed by the guy they let get away in order to appease the guy who would later quit on the organization – 9:27 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
This is a sad way to go out for the Sixers. …Doc Rivers has been eliminated in the first or second round in his last nine playoff appearances. – 9:21 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Doc Rivers desperately imploring his team to “fight for this” might be the most revealing mic’d up segment we’ve seen all season – 9:15 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers saw a 1:15 of Paul Reed to start this 4th quarter and said “get him out of here”. Joel Embiid is back in. Philly down 80-63 with 10:43 left to save the season. #Sixers9:08 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid is coming back in after a 77-second rest – 9:07 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Doc Rivers last game as the 76ers head coach, huh? – 9:06 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Big summer ahead for the Sixers. I’d be shocked if Doc is back. What’s Harden’s future following this embarrassment? Will Harris be flipped? Can they add shooting with few assets? Does Maxey take another leap? Embiid is 28 and in his prime. Morey must operate with urgency. – 9:04 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Embiid needs a solid four minutes off. Won’t have chance if he doesn’t get a break. Also, screwed without him. – 9:04 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Reed in for Embiid – 9:03 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That third quarter saw:
Embiid go 1/7 FGs
Maxey go 1/7 FGs with 2 TOs
Harden go 0/1 FGs with 2 TOs – 9:02 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Philly’s contract situation going forward
Harden: 1 year, $47.4M (player option)
Harris: 2 years, $76.9M
Embiid: 5 years, $229.5M
Korkmaz: 2 years, $10.4M
Thybulle: 1 year, $4.4M
Niang: 1 year, $3.5M
Maxey: 2 years, $7M
Springer: 3 years, $8.3M
Milton: 1 year, $2M (team option) – 9:02 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Problem is Embiid’s going to need a rest. He’s tired, having played all but 92 seconds of the first 36 minutes. #Sixers down 11 going into the fourth quarter. – 9:02 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Embiid just tripped himself 💀💀 – 9:00 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Embiid must still be sad about missing out on MVP. – 8:50 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spo wants the basketball aficionados to take note of Bam’s defense. It’s fairly obvious that he’s been dominate all series, executing multiple schemes and defending Embiid. DPOY-type stuff. – 8:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What is the over/under on time of day tomorrow that Philly puts out the presser that they’ve “mutually parted ways with Doc Rivers”? – 8:47 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers are getting outplayed and booed. The Heat lead 68-52 with 4:56 left in the third quarter. Embiid is shooting 6-19. Harris is shooting 2-7 and Maxey 5-15. – 8:46 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
I’m not sure if Embiid maybe tweaked his back first quarter last game saving that ball or he’s falling so much cause of the mask. But I just hope he can make it through without further injury. – 8:45 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Bam Adebayo with a steal and a slam on the other end. The Heat have opened up a 68-52 lead with 4:56 to go in the 3rd to force another Doc Rivers timeout. This…hasn’t looked good at all. #Sixers8:45 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo’s defense has been elite vs. Joel Embiid. – 8:44 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat is making Joel Embiid work A LOT on both ends of the court. – 8:42 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus going right at Embiid is a fun series development – 8:39 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Heat really making Embiid move on defense … & benefitting. – 8:38 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
With Tucker denying Harden, Maxey runs PnR with Embiid. Two good looks, no bucket but makes you wonder why we’ve seen relatively little of this action. pic.twitter.com/fvtvNLogeI8:38 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Jimmy Butler has begun to wake up. He’s up to 14 points and the Heat have a 58-50 lead with 9:23 left in the 3rd. Timeout Doc Rivers and out come the boos. #Sixers8:32 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Someone get Embiid some knee, elbow pads and sleeves if he’s gonna fall this often. – 8:28 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Good denial here by Tucker on Harden, but the Sixers offense occasionally seems content to just settle. Not much Harden Embiid pick and roll. pic.twitter.com/v2fAX2nIfx8:19 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid is shooting 3 for 11 on 2-pointers and 2 of 3 on 3s in the first half tonight. – 8:18 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Another game where Tyler Herro is outscoring entire Philadelphia bench (10-5)
76ers aren’t in bad shape. Embiid missed 7 of 10 in paint, Harden didn’t get to FT line, Maxey missed 3 of 4 3s. Only a one-point game at halftime – 8:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Did they just come back to the halftime show to give Embiid highlights??????????????? – 8:16 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus was huge, yet team still 27% from three
Heat defense holding it down on Embiid
They deserve a lot of credit for what they’re doing to him, specifically with the rotations that follow – 8:14 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
The other guys are going to have to bring it in the second half, because Embiid looks every bit like a guy who had to take a week off energy wise. Asking him to try to bring you home on offense is asking a lot right now. – 8:13 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Max Strus has 16 points in first half to lead Heat to a 49-48 lead over 76ers. Joel Embiid has 14 for the 76ers. – 8:13 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Heat 49, Sixers 48. Heat have 30 points in the paint but have turned the ball over 9 times. Sixers shot better in the second quarter to make this a back-and-forth game. Embiid has 14 and 6 in 22 (!) minutes but is 5-of-14 from the floor and only two FT attempts. – 8:13 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That’s why Strus is playing ahead of Duncan Robinson and even at times Herro. Stops Harris on the roll, then strips Embiid off his pass. – 8:13 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat 49, 76ers 48 at half. Strus 16 for Heat, Butler scoreless in second period. Embiid 14 for 76ers (on 5 of 14). – 8:12 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Embiid perhaps overplaying a bit on Heat shooters seems to lead to a layup each time. – 8:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is expending a ton of energy. He’s catching his breath every time there’s a stoppage. An underrated part of his return – on top of all of his injuries – is that he spent a week unable to build up his conditioning, and now is trying to regain it on the fly. – 8:05 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
If this was an NFL game Embiid would be removed from the game by the spotter – 8:00 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The funny thing about these Embiid calls is the Heat have done a good job on him once again this half
That floor gonna hurt more in the 4th with that kinda falling – 7:59 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid has played in 16 of the 17 minutes played thus far tonight.
14 PTS / 5 REB / 2 AST / 2-3 3fg
Through everything – he’s the definition of a fighter. – 7:58 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid was doubled over and needed to go to his knees after getting up off the floor. Ran over to the bench for a seat, did not want any help from staffers. – 7:58 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid looks absolutely gassed right now. Similar to Giannis a couple nights ago, giving everything he has. – 7:57 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid looked like he got hit in the face again on that drive. He got fouled on the offensive rebound, but he was grabbing at his face a bit. #Sixers7:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat again not switching much tonight when it comes to Embiid and Harden. – 7:46 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers has commended Furkan Korkmaz’ continued work and readiness throughout these playoffs.
With Green out, Korkmaz is checking in to start Q2, with big opportunity on the table. Out there now:
Maxey / Milton / Korkmaz / Niang / Embiid – 7:46 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Like last game, Miami has gone to conventional coverage against the Harden-Embiid pick-and-roll. Chasing over the screen so far tonight.
Sixers probably have to spam that play if they’re not going to switch it. One problem, though: Miami is not even paying attention to Thybulle. – 7:45 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Not every game where neither Embiid nor Harden attempt a free throw in the first quarter… – 7:45 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Heat 28, Sixers 25 after Harris buries a corner 3 at the buzzer. Another one of those “this could/should be a lot worse” after the Sixers shot 38.5 percent from the floor. But the Heat committed 6 turnovers. Embiid with 7 on 3-of-8 shooting and 4 rebounds. – 7:43 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat are doubling Embiid basically as soon as he makes his first move. – 7:40 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Paul Reed in with 4:19 left in the first for Embiid. – 7:32 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Sixers veteran Danny Green (leg) has been carried to the locker room after Joel Embiid accidentally landed on him. – 7:25 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Joel Embiid crashed into Danny Green’s left leg. Hopefully, it’s just some immediate pain/discomfort, and he’ll be OK. – 7:23 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The Philly crowned just groaned in unison after watching the replay of Embiid falling into Green’s knee. Green left the floor without putting any weight on his left leg. – 7:23 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers fans chanting ‘Dan-ny Green’ when Green is helped off the court after injuring his leg. Looked like Joel Embiid fell on it. – 7:23 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Danny Green goes down with left knee injury. Joel Embiid feel into Green’s knee. Green was carried off the court by 76ers teammates. – 7:23 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Danny Green is in agony after Joel Embiid fell into him. Brutal. – 7:22 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Danny Green is down in a lot of pain after Joel Embiid accidentally fell into his leg. That did not look good at all. – 7:21 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Danny Green is down in a ton of pain at the far end of the floor. Looked like Embiid’s weight came down on his leg – 7:21 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Alperen Sengun said Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are his basketball idols. “I’m so happy for him,” Sengun said about Jokic winning a second MVP – 6:43 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What do the #76ers need to do tonight to force a Game 7?
Former #Sixers Point Guard Eric Snow tells @talkhoops & @Howard Beck why it comes down to Joel Embiid #PhilaUnite #NBAPlayoffs
Check out Eric’s podcast “Bleav in 76ers” on @BleavNetwork pic.twitter.com/rDlmVhqLms6:26 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid takes the floor for his warmups, briefly serenaded with MVP chants. pic.twitter.com/Pn3Yl2gUom6:21 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
With the 76ers facing elimination in Game 6, will Joel Embiid score over or under 25.5 tonight against the Heat?
(Odds presented by @FDSportsbook) – 6:04 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s health status: “Joel’s good — as good as he can be with all the stuff that’s going on with him. He’s good. He’s able to play. We’re thankful [for] that. He’s gonna give us what he can give us, and we’re thankful for that.” – 6:02 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on guard Tyrese Maxey needing to bounce back from a difficult Game 5 vs #Heat: pic.twitter.com/SqpiURTVD95:21 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says he won’t evaluate James Harden’s play for them right now. That will come when the season ends. #Sixers5:20 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid is feeling “as good as he can be” with everything he has going on, and that he’ll give Philly everything he has tonight. – 5:19 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that Joel Embiid is “as good as can be” health-wise #Sixers5:19 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A bit of Joel Embiid at Sixers shootaround before a must-win Game 6 tonight vs. the Heat: pic.twitter.com/VNr6nrT3vf11:18 AM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid putting up shots after shootaround this morning #Sixers pic.twitter.com/N91reNJyja11:12 AM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
It’s do or die tonight in Game 6. Joel Embiid and the team discuss their mindset heading into this game. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/joel-emb… via @SixersWire10:53 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From PM: The eyebrow-raising data on the Strus/Vincent impact. And 76ers, Embiid irritated: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:04 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia faces elimination on Thursday, but Doc Rivers still feels confident that they can beat the Heat in this series #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/11/doc… via @SixersWire9:24 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Nikola Jokic tops Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo in closest three-way MVP race in decades nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/11/nik…7:30 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Three players received first place MVP votes.
Nikola Jokic: 66
Joel Embiid: 26
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 9
Jokic was the runaway winner. pic.twitter.com/sv9hAsN5CW6:58 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
There were 2 second-place votes for anyone not named Jokic, Embiid or Giannis. Voters agreed – everyone agrees – those were the 3 guys.
MVP shares past 4 years:
Jokic – 1, 1, 9, 4
Embiid – 2, 2, 7, 12
Giannis – 3, 4, 1, 1
Still looking for the disrespect. – 6:58 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
ICYMI — Nikola Jokic was the worthy MVP in a race that Embiid and Giannis also deserved to win. And if you don’t like it? Blame Mike Budenholzer for refusing to play Giannis more than 33 minutes a game: sportsnet.ca/nba/article/ye…6:54 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
65 of 100 voters voted Nikola Jokic as the #NBA MVP and he easily outpoints Joel Embiid who got 25 first place votes and Giannis Antetokounmpo who received the other 9 votes. The vote totals: pic.twitter.com/TZEFe9CN4t6:53 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Stat leaders among the top 5 MVP finalists:
PPG — Embiid
RPG — Jokic
APG — Luka
SPG — Jokic
BPG — Embiid
FG% — Jokic
+/- — Booker pic.twitter.com/2Ob9rCrdSE6:47 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
NBA MVP voting results:
Jokic: 65 1st place votes, 875 pts
Embiid: 26 1st place votes, 706 pts
Giannis: 9 1st place votes, 595 pts
Final ESPN MVP straw poll results:
Jokic: 62 1st place votes, 860 pts
Embiid: 29 1st place votes, 719 pts
Giannis: 9 1st place votes, 593 pts pic.twitter.com/MhP7nmjlvS6:46 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic: Year 4, No. 5 in MVP voting behind Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker.
Luka and Booker both got 1 second-place vote but Booker got 8 third-place votes to Luka’s 0. pic.twitter.com/rtNccIdPzF6:44 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic earned 65 first-place votes (875 points overall) Joel Embiid had 26 first-place (706 points overall). Giannis Antetokounmpo had 9 first-place votes (595 points overall). – 6:43 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Full voting results for the MVP award. Behind Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid finishes second, Giannis Antetokounmpo third: pic.twitter.com/MOSvbrLXVD6:35 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
The category where Max Strus leads every single NBA player this postseason. And the category where Gabe Vincent is 2nd best among all NBA guards this postseason: Tidbits to impress your friends. And 76ers, Embiid irritated: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:34 PM

More on this storyline

Tim Bontemps: Joel Embiid is back at his customary spot with James Harden at the far basket as we get let into shootaround before tonight’s Game 6. Embiid wasn’t on the court when we got let in prior to Games 3 and 4. -via Twitter @TimBontemps / May 12, 2022

, , , ,

To leave a comment, you will need to Sign in or create an account if you already have an account. Typed comments will be lost if you are not signed in.

LATEST

More HoopsHype