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Winning Ways Continue for the Philadelphia 76ers, Have Won Last Three of Four Games

January 11th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Nate Derosena

This past Saturday evening, the Philadelphia 76ers did something they have not managed to do all season – win back to back games. After providing the game winning assist the night before against the Brooklyn Nets, second year guard Michael Carter-Williams provided the game winning basket against the Indiana Pacers, giving the Sixers the 93-92 win. After going winless at home during the 2014 portion of the season, the Sixers have entered the New Year with new wind, winning two home games in just one week and winning their last three out of four games.

When the Pacers and 76ers faced off in their season opener, the Pacers came away with the win, and Roy Hibbert finished with 22 points. This time around, the Indiana big man would be limited to only seven points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field. The defense for the Sixers overall stepped up; Nerlens Noel brought down nine rebounds (seven offensive) to go along with a career high five blocked shots. Jerami Grant also had a career night in blocks, recording three of his own. As a team, the Sixers totaled 12 blocks, tying their season high.

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Philadelphia 76ers Defeat Brooklyn Nets 90-88, Earn Second Win in Last Three Games

January 10th, 2015 at 8:41 PM
By Nate Derosena

Last night, the Philadelphia 76ers came into Brooklyn to take on their division rival, the Brooklyn Nets. The team just faced a disappointing loss to Milwaukee at home. The Sixers seemed to have left the bitter taste of that loss behind them, as they pulled out their second come from behind victory of the week against another one of the Eastern Conference’s top eight seeds.

In the earlier parts of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers made it evident through their play that they were the youngest and least experienced team in NBA history. They appeared to be unaware of their identity as a team, as they were unable to close out games and hold teams off. As the season has progressed, however, this young team has seemed to find a few answers along the way. After earning their first home win of the season, the 76ers came to the Barclays Center two days after to earn their fifth road win of the season.

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Philadelphia 76ers Win First Home Game of the Season, Move Two Games Out of Last Place

January 6th, 2015 at 7:25 PM
By Nate Derosena

Last night, the Philadelphia 76ers managed to do something they have not been able to all season – win a game at home. The Sixers played host to a Cleveland Cavaliers team who were without two of their stars in Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. The team improved to 5-28 with the win, and moved out of last place in the league for the first time this season.

The Cavaliers seemed to be in control for most of the game, despite not having two of their star players suit up. They were up by as many as 17, but the 76ers' resiliency kept them in the game. The Sixers seemed to play an almost perfect fourth quarter. They managed to avoid turning the ball over the entire quarter, while outscoring the Cavaliers 35-24 in the period.

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Philadelphia 76ers Defeat Detroit Pistons in Overtime Thriller, Have Won Last 2 of 3 Games

December 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Nate Derosena

After dropping the first 17 games of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers are now 2-1 in their last three games. They picked up their second win of the season against the Detroit Pistons this past Saturday evening. It was a hard fought game: the lead changed hands 16 times throughout and was tied 11 times. The Sixers held their own in the overtime period, though, and picked up the win against Brandon Jennings and the Pistons.

Michael Carter-Williams was pivotal in the Sixers’ win Saturday night. The second year guard out of Syracuse once again flirted with a triple double, finishing the game with 20 points (8/12 FG), 15 assists, eight rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Over his last five games, he is averaging 19.6 points, 12.2 assists, and 9.0 rebounds per game. Robert Covington had a huge night as well, pouring in a game high (and new career best) 25 points while shooting 9-14 from the field and 3-5 from three point range. Hollis Thompson added an additional 13 points and was 3/6 from three point range, including the three pointer that tied the game with 13.4 seconds left in the game.

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Philadelphia 76ers Defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 85-77, Earn First Victory of the Season

December 4th, 2014 at 9:32 AM
By Nate Derosena

After a horrendous (and new franchise worst) 0-17 start to the season, the Philadelphia 76ers won their first game last night. They defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road, handing the T-Wolves their third consecutive loss. The win prevented the Sixers from tying the NBA record for worst start to a season of 0-18, which is held by the Nets.

Both teams did not shoot the ball well throughout the game. The Timberwolves only made 35.7% of their shots last night, while the 76ers did not shoot the ball any better, only making 39% of their shots. Michael Carter-Williams came up big for the Sixers once again, flirting with a triple-double with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. He also had three steals to go along with that. Robert Covington also came up big for the Sixers, tallying 17 points (3-6 3pt FG) and four rebounds. K.J. McDaniels and Luc Mbah a Moute both had 12 points and nine rebounds, and McDaniels added four blocks to his stat sheet.

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