Daily News - December 10, 2017
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Why the Sixers have more room to rest Joel Embiid under league rules than Cavaliers have with LeBron James
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND -- Joel Embiid has never played on consecutive nights in the NBA.
And he may never do it.
The Philadelphia 76ers held Embiid out of their 105-98 loss to the Cavaliers in Cleveland Saturday night, citing a "back-to-back medical restriction." He will play Sunday when the Sixers are in New Orleans.
Embiid, 23, is averaging 23.5 points and 11.1 rebounds this season, and the 7-footer is at the center of the Sixers' surge as a legitimate playoff contender. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyle Korver's shooting, Derrick Rose's role
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Kyle Korver signed his contract extension last summer, it was greeted with yawns ... at best.
A few basketball people told me the Cavs made a mistake by giving Korver a three-year contract. After all, he will be 37 years old on March 17.
Why three years? Korver's deal is for a total of $22 million. In the third year, $3.4 million of $7.5 million is guaranteed. The overall guarantee is $18 million.
For some context, the Cavs are paying J.R. Smith $13.7 million this season. It's $10.3 million for Iman Shumpert. The average NBA salary is $7 million. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Jae Crowder hopes big 3-pointer against Sixers stops his slide
Author: Chris Fedor
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The look on Jae Crowder's face and his teammates' reactions said it all.
Struggling early, trying to adjust to a new role and different system while still coping with the loss of his mother, Crowder finally had a reason to smile once again.
"What a relief," Crowder said after the game. "They just know I work very hard on my craft and to see it pay off tonight, it feels pretty good."
Crowder's moment came late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers. With the Cleveland Cavaliers leading by three points, less than one minute remaining and the shot clock ticking down, LeBron James drew a double team in the left corner. He quickly surveyed the defense and snapped a lengthy cross-court pass to Crowder on the right wing. Without any hesitation, the floundering 3-point shooter set his feet, sighted the rim and hoisted, burying his biggest shot since joining the Cavaliers. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (12/10) Cavaliers, Sixers rewind: LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Ante Zizic, Ben Simmons Cleveland.com
- (12/10) Cavaliers ignore excuses, beat Sixers 105-98 behind LeBron James' triple double Cleveland.com
- (12/10) Kevin Love (hip soreness) is out against 76ers Cleveland.com
- (12/10) Travel-Weary Cavs Pull Past Sixers Cavs.com
- (12/10) Cavaliers notebook: Cavs get a good look at 76ers’ Ben Simmons; Kevin Love scratched from starting lineup Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/10) Struggling Jae Crowder comes through for injury-riddled Cavs, hopes to build off of it Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/10) Cavaliers 105, 76ers 98: LeBron James’ triple-double carries Cavs over pesky 76erse Akron Beacon Jouranl
- (12/10) Final Thoughts: Cavs sorted out a number of issues during winning streak, now it's time to start over The Athletic
- (12/10) Cavs rally to beat 76ers, 106-98 News-Herald
- (12/10) Final Thoughts: The phone call Jae Crowder received from his dad and the smile that ended his night The Athletic
- (12/10) Cavaliers comeback to stop Sixers 105-98 Lake County Sentinel
- (12/10) Final Score: Cavs overcome fatigue and 76ers, win 105-98 Fear the Sword
- (12/10) No Sleep, No Issue For Road Weary Cavaliers 92.3 The Fan
- (12/10) Dribbles: Guts lift tired Cavs back to glory Amico Hoops
- (12/10) Sixers-Cavaliers observations, 'best' and 'worst' awards: LeBron James, Jerryd Bayless and Sixers' late-game self destruction Philadelphia Inquirer
- (12/10) LeBron James records triple-double as Cavaliers defeat short-handed Sixers, 105-98 Philadelphia Inquirer
- (12/10) Sixers-Cavaliers: Without Joel Embiid Sixers give Cavs a run for their money, and other quick thoughts from a 105-98 loss Philadelphia Inquirer
- (12/10) Sixers-Cavaliers observations: LeBron proves King once again NBC Sports Philadelphia