Friday May 13, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers on potential adjustments vs. Jimmy Butler he mentioned last night: “We would love to run our defense the right way first.”
Rivers said, “We have to fix that first, and then we’ll be ready for the second part.” – 2:19 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers: “I have confidence in my team…we have proven that we can win games. We’ve proven that we’ve won games in this series.” #Sixers1:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
I’m gonna say it, and I know it’s gonna bother a lot of people, but Doc Rivers deserves to be cut a lot of slack for this season. The Ben Simmons thing was toxic as hell, the James Harden addition sent shockwaves, and now he’s dealing with his MVP candidate being hurt again. – 1:14 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on tonight’s lopsided Sixers loss: “Everything (Miami) did tonight was harder and better. Their stuff was better than what we ran. Their energy was better. Their toughness was better. … – 12:33 AM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Doc Rivers, who said he will burn the tape after watching it: “Jimmy is so comfortable right now.
He’s doing everything he wants to do. There are adjustments we can make, some we really don’t want to have to make but we might have to.” – 10:03 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers says everything Miami did tonight was “harder and better.”
He says the Sixers played at “a snail’s pace.” Thinks he’s going to watch the tape, then burn it. – 10:01 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that they’ll watch the tape then burn it. Says they simply have to move on from tonight’s loss and get ready for Game 6 #Sixers10:01 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers: “They we’re just so much more engaged, physical … there was a lot of disappointment for all of us.” – 9:58 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Not that it wasn’t over already, but Doc Rivers now has all backups in with 8 minutes to go down 29. This series will head back to Philadelphia with the 76ers trailing 3-2, and facing elimination in the conference semis for the fourth time in the last five years. – 9:37 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers at this morning’s shootaround, when asked about the possibility of Duncan Robinson playing: “We’re scared of Strus and all those guys, too.”
He’s now got 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and 10 boards. – 9:25 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Well, this hasn’t been the start to the 3rd that Doc Rivers was probably looking for. The Heat expanded their lead to 20, but Philly has scored 5 in a row to force an Erik Spoelstra timeout. #Sixers9:01 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is down after being hit in the face. It looked like Dewayne Dedmon hit him right in the face on the right side, where he has the fracture.
Embiid appears to be in a ton of pain. Doc Rivers was given a technical foul by Kane Fitzgerald, as well. – 8:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Big fella is still on the ground and grabbing at his face after that Heat bucket. It looked like they got away with a foul and Doc Rivers just picked up a technical foul arguing for one. #Sixers8:21 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says they’re going with Shake Milton over Furkan Korkmaz off the bench because he feels like the Heat are a team that closes out hard and he likes the idea of going with him in that situation #Sixers6:06 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Man, rewatching Heat/76ers Game 4 almost brought a tear to my eye.
Erik Spoelstra & Doc Rivers coached their butts off.
Tonight’s game should be good — chess match. – 2:48 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers’ reaction to Joel Embiid not winning MVP: “I was obviously disappointed. Clearly, Jokic is a great player, too, and Giannis…I was surprised, though, by it. I actually thought Joel would win, but let’s win it (the title) and then everything else will follow, I guess.” – 11:15 AM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers said he was “obviously disappointed” hearing that Joel Embiid is not expected to win MVP.
“I don’t know if a guy could’ve done more than he did this year,” he added #Sixers10:50 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers on the MVP race: “I do think this whole analytic-driven society, world is out of control at times with some of the measures that they use. Like, watch the dang game and decide is what I’ve always said.”
Full quote below. AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers on international players winning the last four MVPs in a row: “It’s David Stern’s dream.” Said the explosion of international talent across the past 20 years or so has been great for the sport. – 10:21 AM

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