NBA ROUND UP: Celtics lose without Irving as Cavaliers end skid

Joel Embiid is headed to the NBA All-Star game for the first time. Interestingly, Embiid received more votes from the fans and media but Porzingis received more from the players.

So far this season, Embiid has averaged 23.9 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 1.9 blocks per game in 32 contests.

Boston struggled without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving on Thursday as the 76ers won for the fourth time in five games. But Embiid, sharing some wishful thinking, hopes that in the fairly near future he'll be playing every game.

While it'd be easy to say Embiid got the last laugh, turns out Rihanna is actually rumoured to be dating Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel.

The starters were announced on TNT an hour before tipoff of the Sixers' nationally televised game against the Celtics. "I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said, " Come back when you're a All Star" bruhh".

Porzingis will likely be voted in as a reserve by the head coaches.

"I felt like it should have happened past year", Embiid said of his selection prior to the game. The rest of the West starters are Kevin Durant of Golden State, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, and James Harden of Houston. He ranked third among front-court players in the National Basketball Association media vote, but fourth in the player vote behind Kristaps Porzingis of the Knicks.

"It's been a trend for us the last two games".

In true Embiid fashion, he trusts the process, but doesn't want anything to do with someone who doubted him. "I'm not excited just about myself, I'm excited for the whole city of Philadelphia". But I had to give it to Covington for basically being M.I.A. on the offensive end. Joel Embiid scored ten in the third quarter to help the 76ers take a 71-53 lead after three. Rookie Ben Simmons added 8 markers and 7 rebounds. The point guard finished third in fan voting for East guards. It was an exciting moment for Embiid, who strongly felt he was snubbed past year.


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