Joel Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Ben Simmons scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 107-93 on Wednesday night.
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Matisse Thybulle has impressed everyone with his defense during the preseason. But the rookie got a quick "welcome to the NBA" moment when he picked up two fouls in about seven seconds guarding Kemba Walker — the second coming on a jump shot — and quickly got yanked in favor of Furkan Korkmaz.
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Celtics are in early foul trouble, with both Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker getting two quickly in the first quarter. Walker's second foul, on the last fast break push by Ben Simmons, had Boston irate, as they thought he traveled.
Kemba or Kyrie? That is the question.
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On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.