Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

Could a date with The King Le Bron James be on the cards for Aussie Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers are coming off of a 16 game win streak that is mostly credited to Ben Simmons.

Rudy Gay led the Spurs with 15 points off the bench as leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge was limited to 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting. That game will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Serge Ibaka scored 23 points as host Toronto stared down its postseason demons, earning its first opening playoff win in the franchise's history.

Although the two do a lot of the same things for their respective teams, Richardson offers a little more versatility as he is able to play either of the guard positions, creating for himself or others on offense. Game 2 of the series is Monday night, and it seems there is a chance Embiid will be cleared to return for that contest. "They are culturally sound, been there and done that, years of experience making adjustments".

Miami and Philly split the season series with big scoring swings in each game.

His presence will be missed against the Heat and center Hassan Whiteside.

Syria chemical attack staged by United Kingdom , claims Russian Federation
Lavrov noted that Russian and USA militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufficient amid mounting tensions.

Russia, Iran Denounce Airstrikes on Close Ally Syria
Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the USA and its allies. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asked all civilised nations to urgently unite in ending the Syrian civil war.

Erdogan - Trump talk about Syria over the phone
Nonetheless, Trump's instincts are to abandon the region, which much of his staunch base approves. Still pending this spring is Trump's decision to abandon Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

Popovich's San Antonio Spurs just didn't have enough answers for Golden State in Game 1 of their Western Conference series, and Spoelstra's Miami Heat offered Philadelphia absolutely no resistance in a second-half meltdown that opened their Eastern Conference series.

Amir Johnson, who is expected to take Embiid's place, is three inches shorter than Whiteside.

Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.2 assists during 63 regular season games.

Embiid will likely return to the court at some point in this series.

"Sixers head coach Brett Brown appeared on NBCSN's Dan Patrick Show (h/t NBC Sports Philadelphia) on Friday and said: "[Embiid] will not play in Game 1.

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