March 5th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
By Nick Gill
The Philadelphia 76ers lost their 15th straight game, getting blown out by the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-92. Thunder forward and MVP hopeful Kevin Durant led the way with 42 points, a night after LeBron James dropped 61 points. The Sixers will try to rebound and break the losing streak Saturday against the Utah Jazz.
After losing their first three games when guard Russell Westbrook returned from injury, the Thunder have now ripped off three wins in a row. Westbrook had 11 assists in the first half against the Sixers and finished with a triple double, 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. The Thunder as a team shot 43-76 or 56.6 percent from the field in the rout.
For the Sixers it was a struggle they know all too well. They gave up 100 or more points now in 14 or their 15 straight loses. They are last in the NBA in points allowed per game. Another area where Oklahoma City hurt the Sixers was on the glass with a 57-38 rebounding advantage. Shooting guard James Anderson led the Sixers with 20 points and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in 14 in the loss. Newly acquired center Byron Mullens had 15 points and six boards.Read more... Join the Conversation...
February 8th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
By Ryan White
Philadelphia 76ers continue their loosing streak. They lost at home yesterday to the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers 112-98, despite being without six of their players, including All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.
The 76ers have now blown seven straight games at home.They started out well early in the game with a 19-11 lead and by the end of the quarter were out front 35-26.
The 76ers kept the lead 64-55, with a minute left in the half, then ran out of gas. Center Spencer Hawes and forward Thaddeus Young had 15 points each and center forward Lavoy Allen an additional 10, but it was not enough.
The Lakers, kept the lead for good after 3:52 left in the third quarter following a 3-pointer by their backup guard Kendall Marshall.
However, the night belonged to Steve Nash, the oldest player in the NBA, who scored a season-high 19 points. He had five assists; four rebounds and shot 8 for 15.
Fellow teammates Wesley Johnson and Chris Kaman each had 17 points. Six other Lakers’ players finished with double-digits.Read more... Join the Conversation...
January 20th, 2014 at 1:44 PM
By Ryan White
The fired-up Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 101-86 Friday night, at the Wells Fargo Center, before a near-sellout crowd of 19,286 fans. This snapped a previous three-game losing streak to their Atlantic Division opponents – the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards.
For the 76ers, it was not a good night. They shot for a season-low 10 percent (2 of 20) from 3-point range, 36.9 percent (31 of 84) from the field and 59.5 percent (22 of 37) from the free throw line.
76ers coach Brett Brown said. "I thought we had some good looks. But 2-for-20 is 2-for-20. How about the free-throw number? … Those are enormous numbers. “
Sixth man Tony Wroten led the 76ers with1 3 points, Evan Turner 11 points and Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Hollis Thompson 10 each.
Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had only seven points, two assists but five turnovers. Not nearly the 22 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and nine steals seen against the Heat in Philadelphia's season opener.
For the Heat, LeBron James scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and 10 assists. Chris Bosh added a game-high 25 points; Shane Battier and Norris Cole each scored 13 points.Read more... Join the Conversation...
January 9th, 2014 at 3:53 PM
By Ryan White
Tuesday, the arctic blast that hit Cleveland also blew into the Quicken Loans Arena, as the Cleveland Cavaliers froze out the Philadelphia 76ers with a 111-93 win.
The loss came despite 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams career-high 33 points, six rebounds and five assists. None of the other starters were in double digits with Spencer Hawes nine points, Hollis Thompson four and Evan Turner four.
Thaddeus Young was shut out, missing all seven of his field goal attempts .Coming off the bench; James Anderson added 15 points, Brandon Davies 11 and Elliot Williams 12.
Other absent players from the 76ers roster with various illnesses and ailments were shooting guard Tony Wroten, power forward Arnett Moultrie, center Nerlens Noel and Jason Richardson .Center Daniel Orton was released prior to the game
76ers shooting guards Thompson and Anderson failed to play tight defense on the fired-up, 6-6, 231-pound Cavs C.J. Miles, who scored a team record 10 3-pointers and a season-high 34 points;
The previous record was for eight 3-pointers in a game were held by Miles and also LeBron James, Wesley Person, and Danny Ferry.Read more... Join the Conversation...
December 30th, 2013 at 9:18 AM
By Ryan White
Despite their week off, the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Phoenix Suns on their home court 115-101 this past Saturday night. This makes the13th road game loss in a row for the 76ers.
The main threat was Suns 6-foot-11 center, Miles Plumlee, who scored a career-high 22 points, 13 rebounds and blocked three shots. ''I'm happy with my progress,'' said Plumlee. ''I feel better every game. I feel like I have more energy because I'm not as anxious on the court, I'm not wasting my energy. I just feel like I can play harder.''
Fellow teammates Goran Dragic added 21 points, Eric Bledsoe another 20 and Marcus Morris 18 points, which included three fourth-quarter 3-pointers.
The 76ers stayed in it for a while with their 3-point shooting, completing 9 for 16 in the first half to keep the score close, 60-59. However they lagged in the second half making only 2 of 13 on 3s.
Thaddeus Young totaled 30 points, Michael Carter-Williams 27 and Tony Wroten 22, but it wasn’t enough. Leading scorer Evan Turner, who has averaged 19 points per game, was sidelined with a sore right knee.Read more... Join the Conversation...