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    @DerekBodnerNBA: CT scan and X-rays were negative on Robert Covington. He is doubtful for Tuesday's game at Minnesota. #Sixers

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    @DerekBodnerNBA: Last 2 games against the Cavs: - #sixers winning 149-147 with LeBron in the game. - Sixers losing 40-71 with LeBron on…

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    @PompeyOnSixers: #Sixers center @JoelEmbiid talks about his back following Sunday’s setback. https://t.co/rZDoHQUAbU

  • @CavsNationNet: LeBron James' message to the star rookie Ben Simmons. #Cavs #Sixers https://t.co/7HlyG8J0aS

  • @PompeyOnSixers: #Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz is back at #Kentucky for another rehab stint. He’s could be down there for a couple days…

  • @PompeyOnSixers: #Sixers backup PG @TJMcConnell will remain sidelined tonight. https://t.co/KJrUbVZVwS

  • @KyleNeubeck: CT Scan and X-Rays both came back negative for #Sixers Robert Covington. He is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against Minneso…

  • @ClutchPointsApp: Ben Simmons got no chill on DeMarcus Cousins. #Sixers #Pelicans https://t.co/8T1VD3Qdzz

  • @therealmikekb: Embiid said if tonight was a finals game he could have played. Said he hopes/expects to play Tuesday. #sixers

  • @SixerSense: How about a mailbag? Tweet us your questions and we’ll answer them tomorrow morning! #Sixers https://t.co/ArGwcBnULW

  • @PompeyOnSixers: #Sixers lead 95-87 after three quarters.

  • @76erz_: #Sixers starting 5 Simmons JJ TLC Saric Embiid No TJ No Covington

  • @ZackBlatt: Jahlil Okafor with a message to the #Sixers fanbase and his old teammates. https://t.co/SqKA3gkHf9

  • @PompeyOnSixers: Simmons is going to have to become a score-first point on this night for the #Sixers to get a W.

  • @PompeyOnSixers: CT Scan and X-rays were negative on Robert Covington’s lower-back contusion. The #Sixers SF is out tonight and doubtful…

Classic headlines via Yahoo! Sports

  • Sixers-Pelicans observations: Strong effort shorthanded but skid continues

    Joel Embiid was an unexpected late scratch because of back tightness in Sunday's touted matchup against the Pelicans. Instead of Embiid taking on the towering duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, the already-shorthanded Sixers scrambled to piece together a competitive squad. Playing without Embiid, Robert Covington and T.J. McConnell, the Sixers dropped their fourth straight game, 131-124, Sunday night to the Pelicans.
    11 Dec @ 4AM

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  • Holiday saves Pelicans in 131-124 win over 76ers

    Jrue Holiday scored 19 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an eight-point deficit in the final period to beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 131-124 on Sunday night. Anthony Davis added 29 points and DeMarcus Cousins 23 for New Orleans, which looked out-of-synch in the third quarter and in danger of dropping a second straight at home before Holiday took over. Rajon Rondo, who sat out the Pelicans' surprising collapse against Sacramento on Friday night, returned with 13 points and 18 assists.
    11 Dec @ 4AM

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  • Life is so much easier with three-point shooting

    Feels like a pretty long time ago that the Sixers were shooting 40 percent from three, one of the league's best marks. The team has now slumped down to 35.7 -- which in past years would still at least be decent on NBA average, but in the sharpshooting days of 2017, leaves the Ballers in the league's bottom third. When things were going right beyond the arc for Philly, they had five regulars shooting over 40 percent themselves.
    10 Dec @ 4PM

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  • Pelicans look to end homestand with win over 76ers

    After blowing a nine-point lead with 3 1/2 minutes left and losing in overtime to struggling Sacramento on Friday night, the New Orleans Pelicans (13-13) conclude a four-game home stand Sunday night with a much tougher task -- putting the clamps on the Philadelphia 76ers' dynamic duo of Joel Embiid and rookie of the year candidate Ben Simmons. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was so distraught with his team's play in the fourth quarter and overtime in a 116-109 loss to Sacramento that he lit into his players for their lack of intensity. The Pelicans shot 11-of-31 from the floor and 1-of-8 from 3-point range and committed six turnovers in the final 17 minutes.
    10 Dec @ 10AM

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  • Trevor Booker wastes no time impressing Sixers in debut

    CLEVELAND - Trevor Booker made his transition to the Sixers look easy in his first 20 minutes with his new team. The veteran forward was a highlight of the Sixers' 105-98 loss to the Cavaliers (see observations). The Sixers were shorthanded in the frontcourt without Joel Embiid, who was not with the team because of his back-to-back restriction.
    10 Dec @ 7AM

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  • Sixers unsure if or how long Robert Covington

    The Sixers are waiting to learn more about Robert Covington's scary back injury suffered late in Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers (see observations). Covington suffered a lower back contusion after he tumbled out of bounds and over the courtside seats by the Cavs' bench attempting to save a possession with 1:08 remaining. Covington hit his lower back on a metal object when he fell.
    10 Dec @ 7AM

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  • James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers

    LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on Friday night that ended their 13-game winning streak. Sixers forward Robert Covington fell into Cleveland's bench trying to save a loose ball with just over a minute to play.
    10 Dec @ 7AM

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  • 76ers: Markelle Fultz out at least another three weeks

    76ers president Bryan Colangelo said a couple days ago “the end is near” for Markelle Fultz‘s absence. This isn’t what anyone else would describe as near. Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia: Sixers update on Markelle Fultz: pic.twitter
    9 Dec @ 10PM

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  • The Week Ahead: Week 9

    Week 9 Schedule: 4 Games: BKN, BOS, CHA, CLE, DET, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIA, OKC, POR, TOR, WAS 3 Games: ALT, CHI, DAL, DEN, IND, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, ORL, PHX, SAC, SAS, UTA 2 Games: GSW, LAL, PHI With only two games on the schedule for the Warriors, Lakers
    9 Dec @ 10PM

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  • Sixers Injury Update: At least 3 more weeks before Markelle Fultz is cleared

    It will be at least three more weeks until Markelle Fultz is cleared to play. Fultz has been sidelined since late October because of right shoulder soreness and scapular muscle imbalance. The 2017 No. 1 pick will continue physical therapy on his right shoulder.
    9 Dec @ 9PM

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