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Joel Embiid isn’t really paying attention, blocks Shabazz Muhammad anyway (VIDEO)


Joel Embiid is a giant human, so his getting blocks shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to us. But getting a block on Shabazz Muhammad when he wasn’t really paying all that much attention in the first place? That’s just cool.

Of course, that’s exactly what the Philadelphia 76ers big man did on Tuesday night. With TJ McConnell fronting Muhammad in the block, it was up to Embiid to play help defense should the Minnesota Timberwolves forward acquire the ball.

The Wolves were able to slip the ball into Muhammad, who promptly drove to the rim. Meanwhile, Embiid hadn’t even turned his head toward the action until the ball was already on its way down toward Muhammad.

Embiid was simply checking where his own man was on the play, so no real fault to him on the timing of the pass. But the timing on that block?

All props to Jo-Jo on that one.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.