Happy Friday, everyone! We’re nearly through the first week of the NFL offseason. Only 29 weeks to go!
Let’s get right to it.
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JOEL EMBIID AND THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
On Tuesday, the 76ers lost by 48 points at home against their biggest rival. Then last night, they went on the road and beat the defending champions as their superstar added another chapter to his potential MVP story.
Joel Embiid poured in 42 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out five assists as Philadelphia went into the All-Star Break on a high note, beating the Bucks 123-120. Embiid is currently the favorite to win MVP — he’s +130 at Caesars Sportsbook, well ahead of Nikola Jokic at +300 — and nights like Thursday are why.
It would have been easy for the 76ers to pack it in ahead of the break — it looked like they did so Tuesday — but instead they earned one of their best wins of…