Sixers Notebook: With Embiid out, Bradley able to make his mark

When Joel Embiid left the 76ers' lineup, for first a close shave in contact tracing then a knee injury that will cost him at least two weeks, coach Doc Rivers decreed that Dwight Howard, so outstanding this year with the second unit, would remain there.

Implicit in that move is that the Sixers’ other center, Tony Bradley, would then get the nod in the starting lineup when Rivers needed a height boost.

Against the Spurs on Sunday, Bradley played 21 minutes, scoring four points, eight rebounds, four assists and a plus-18 rating.

In Chicago, Bradley scored 14 points, tying his second-highest NBA total, plus five rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes.

One topic of discussion that's “poor form” to Doc is bringing up playing time for his son, the Knicks' Austin Rivers.

Rivers, who played with Ewing for two years with the Knicks in the mid-1990s, credits Pat Riley for stoking his coaching fires.

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