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Two-minute report gives 76ers a reason to be frustrated

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Two-minute report gives 76ers a reason to be frustrated

BOSTON – The NBA’s two-minute report is out and the Philadelphia 76ers can not be happy about it, with multiple calls down the stretch that could have potentially changed the outcome in Boston’s series-clinching 114-112 win on Wednesday.

With the score tied at 109 and 41.8 seconds to play, the two-minute report indicated that Marcus Smart “initiates contact with (Dario) Saric and impedes him in the post” which according to the report, was an INC (incorrect non-call).

With Boston ahead 111-109 with 14.6 seconds to play, the report indicates that Aron Baynes “makes contact to Philadelphia’s (Joel) Embiid’s arm that affects his shot attempt near the rim.” The report deemed that an INC (incorrect non-call).

Had the call been made, Embiid would have had a chance to tie the game up.

Instead, he missed the shot and then he missed a tip-in before ultimately losing the ball out of bounds.

The two-minute report indicated that Embiid grabbed Rozier’s jersey with 10.8 seconds to play which would have resulted in a foul being called against Embiid.

Rozier was fouled shortly after that and went to the line and made a pair of free throws.

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NBA trade rumors coming? More than 50 players now eligible to be dealt

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NBA trade rumors coming? More than 50 players now eligible to be dealt

NBA players who signed free-agent contracts in the summer can now be traded. 

The restriction on trading these players was lifted at midnight Saturday, and this might open up the trade market for teams in search of roster upgrades or future assets.

There have been several rumors linked to players who can now be traded, and one such player is Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. He played a key role in the Houston Rockets reaching Game 7 of the Western Conference finals last season, then took his talents to Phoenix by signing a one-year contract with the Suns in July.

Ariza nearly was traded to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, but the deal fell through. The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets reportedly are among the teams interested in Ariza. The veteran forward could really help a contending team, and with the Suns headed for another high lottery pick, don’t be surprised if he's on the move before the trade deadline in February. 

Here’s a list of notable players eligible to be traded on Dec. 15.

ATLANTA HAWKS

Vince Carter

BOSTON CELTICS

Aron Baynes

Brad Wanamaker

BROOKLYN NETS

Ed Davis

CHICAGO BULLS

Jabari Parker

DENVER NUGGETS

Isaiah Thomas

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Jonas Jerebko

Kevin Durant

HOUSTON ROCKETS

Carmelo Anthony

Michael Carter-Williams

James Ennis

Gerald Green

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Michael Beasley

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

JaVale McGee

Rajon Rondo

Lance Stephenson

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Kyle Anderson

MIAMI HEAT

Wayne Ellington

MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Pat Connaughton

Ersan Ilyasova

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Julius Randle

Elfrid Payton

Ian Clark

NEW YORK KNICKS

Mario Hezonja

Noah Vonleh

OKC THUNDER

Nerlens Noel

Raymond Felton

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

Amir Johnson

PHOENIX SUNS

Trevor Ariza

SACRAMENTO KINGS

Nemanja Bjelica

Yogi Ferrell

SAN ANTONIO SPURS

Marco Belinelli

Rudy Gay

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Jeff Green 

Dwight Howard

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Celtics extend win streak to 8 games; Previewing Patriots-Steelers

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Celtics extend win streak to 8 games; Previewing Patriots-Steelers

1:22 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to talk about the Celtics extending their winning streak to 8 games, as they defeat the Hawks, 129-108. 

5:47 - DJ Bean and Phil Perry break down the Bruins 5-3 loss to the Penguins and debate what to do with Patrice Bergeron when he returns from injury.

10:04 - Phil Perry, DJ Bean, Charlie Davies, and Danielle Trotta discuss Tom Brady’s comments praising Ben Roethlisberger and preview the Patriots-Steelers matchup.

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