Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

Joe Ingles makes the Utah Jazz a must-watch team for Aussie basketball fans

Goran Dragic, returning to the starting lineup after missing the final regular season game with a sore knee scored 15 points for Miami, while James Johnson finished with 13.

Anthony Davis scored 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as visiting New Orleans held off Portland to win the opener of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Note from Sixers practice: Joel Embiid is out for Game 2 and has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol.

The Heat will have another chance to face the Joel Embiid-less Sixers.

Although Embiid has missed the past eight games, the 76ers have thrived with an 8-0 record during that stretch.

Joel Embiid hasn't played since March 28 when he suffered a broken bone around his left eye in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.

Daryl Worley's Eagles future in doubt after Sunday arrest
Although it looks like the Eagles are planning to hold on to Bennett for the time being, Worley may not be so lucky. The Eagles confirmed his arrest , saying in a statement that they were "gathering more information".

C'Games organisers anxious as more Cameroon athletes disappear
The Commonwealth Games Federation has stated the athletes would be monitored, however they have the right to travel freely. Eight Cameroonians - five boxers and three weightlifters - disappeared from the athletes village earlier in the week.

Family of four displaced after Chesapeake house fire
The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. "What I'll do is I'll spray down the house and keep it wet", said Rutkowski. Two firefighters climbed into the basket of a ladder truck from the Dwight Fire Protection District.

Embiid's presence made the Sixers a better defensive team.

Embiid's next opportunity to make his return will come in Thursday's Game 3 in Miami.

In Game 1 against the Heat, Philadelphia ran away in the second half winning 130-103.

Philadelphia announced that Embiid is no longer in the league's concussion protocol. He will not play in Game 1 and from that point going forward, we'll figure some stuff out. Philadelphia should be able to win Game 2 without him if they play like that again.

Overall, Philadelphia has won 17 consecutive games.

The Heat will need to regroup and in a hurry with Game 2 around the corner on Monday.

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