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SportNBA wrap: Wesley Matthews' last-second put-back keeps Pacers in front of 76ers

06:15  15 march  2019
06:15  15 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star reportedly will return vs. Pacers

Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star reportedly will return vs. Pacers After missing the past eight games due to left knee soreness, the center is expected to play Sunday against Indiana.

Wesley Matthews - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. 3/4 While Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard makes the final call on the team’s personnel moves, a pair of Indiana’s former heads of basketball operations remain

Sources: The Pacers are signing two -way guard Edmond Sumner to two -year NBA contract, with a The Indiana Pacers will sign Wesley Matthews after he agreed to a buyout from the New York Knicks according “My teammates were in gaps and every time I made him spin, they jumped in front of him.

NBA wrap: Wesley Matthews' last-second put-back keeps Pacers in front of 76ers © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

The signing of Wesley Matthews was worth it for the Pacers for at least one night.

With the game tied at 106 with less than 10 seconds to play, Matthews capitalized on a put-back off of a Bojan Bogdanovich miss to give the Pacers a 108-106 win over the Thunder.

Indiana now leads the 76ers by 1/2 game in the race for the third playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Matthews scored 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting in the game and is averaging 12.6 points since joining Indiana in free agency after he was bought out by the Knicks.

NBA wrap: Joel Embiid dominates in return as 76ers beat Pacers

NBA wrap: Joel Embiid dominates in return as 76ers beat Pacers Embiid racked up 33 points and 12 rebounds on 11-of-15 shooting in 27 minutes. He led all scorers in the contest. The Pacers were led by Bojan Bogdanovic, who totaled 18 points on the night. The win moved the 76ers ahead of the Pacers into third place in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are 42-25, but Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker thanks to its 3-1 lead in the season series against Indiana. "I just felt like I had to play this game just to make sure we were in good position,'' Embiid said (via ESPN). The 76ers are simply a different team with their premier big man on the court.

Wesley Matthews bio, stats, and video highlights. Led the NBA with six 3-point field goals (of eight attempts) in games that were within three points with one minute or less left … Led the team in scoring 11 times and in assists on three occasions …

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association ( NBA ).

The Pacers are 44-25 on the season, while Philadelphia is 43-25.

Studs of the Night

Paul George scored 36 points while adding six rebounds and five assists in the loss to the Pacers.

Kyrie Irving had a 31-point triple double with 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the Celtics' 126-120 win over the Kings. Buddy Hield had 34 points, seven assists and four rebounds in the game as well.

LeBron James had 29 points, six assists and four rebounds, but the Lakers fell to the Raptors, 111-98.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 12 rebounds, though the Timberwolves fell, 120-100, to the Jazz.

Dud of the Night

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope couldn't find the range from the 3-point line as he went 1-of-8 from beyond the arc with nine points and five rebounds in the loss to the Raptors.

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March 10, 2019: Wesley Matthews dives on the floor and keeps the possession alive, which leads to a Kyle Pacers Steal Leads To A Corner Three. March 07, 2019: Wesley Matthews leads the fastbreak and Last Updated: March 12 at 11:54 AM ET Matchup The Pacers open a critical two - 1 day ago.

Wesley Matthews SG, Indiana Pacers . Wesley Matthews played a game-high 39 minutes on Sabonis may not play a ton of minutes in his first game back , but owners can confidently get him Sabonis has missed each of the Pacers last five games, but appears to be inching closer to a return.

Highlight

Donovan Mitchell threw one down on the baseline in the Jazz's win over the Timberwolves.

What's Next

Kings (33-34) at 76ers (43-25) 7 p.m. ET — The Kings were unable to make up ground on the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference as they fell to the Celtics on Thursday. Philadelphia fell behind Indiana by 1/2 game with the Pacers' win over the Thunder. Both teams at the least want this game. The Kings need it.

NBA wrap: Thunder overcome 51-point performance by Damian Lillard to win in OT.
It took overtime but the Thunder were able to defeat the Trail Blazers despite a splendid performance by Damian Lillard. Oklahoma City dropped Portland 129-121 in overtime behind 37 points from Russell Westbrook and another 32 from Paul George. As good as those two were, though, their scores paled in comparison to Lillard's as he dropped 51 on 15-of-28 shooting. This was Lillard's first 50-point game of the season and fifth of his career. DAME TIME! #RipCity pic.twitter.

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