Philadelphia 76ers News
11-28-16: Joel Embiid, who the 76ers rested for Friday’s 105-89 loss against the Miami Heat, scored a team-high 22 points on Sunday. Philadelphia lost by just four points to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in that contest. With that loss, the 76ers finished their five-game homestand with a 2-3 record, and the team stands at 4-13 overall.
11-21-16: After starting the season with seven consecutive losses, the 76ers have won three of their last six games. Joel Embiid scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 20 minutes in Saturday’s 120-105 victory. He shot a very efficient 9-for-14 from the field and made three 3-pointers in the win.
11-7-16: Joel Embiid’s team-high 22 points almost led the 76ers to a victory over the undefeated Cleveland Cavaliers, but the 76ers remained winless on the season with the 102-101 loss. The 76ers’ other home contest in November was a two-point loss to the Orlando Magic on November 1. Philadelphia next takes on the Utah Jazz at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday.
4-11-16: Last week, Sam Hinkie stepped down as the 76ers general manager, and Bryan Colangelo replaced him. On Sunday, the 76ers fell to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in overtime, 109-108, and lost for the 14th time in their last 15 games. The 10-70 squad has already clinched the league’s worst record; before looking forward to the draft lottery, the 76ers head to Toronto and Chicago.
3-29-16: On Tuesday, the 76ers look to avoid their 10th consecutive loss, as they face the visiting Charlotte Hornets. Philadelphia almost ended their losing streak last week at Denver, but Emmanuel Mudiay’s deep buzzer beater was the reason for the 104-103 loss. Then, the 76ers, who will continue to be without Jahlil Okafor due to season-ending knee surgery, fell on the road against the Trail Blazers and Warriors.
3-14-16: Although they lost to the Pistons on Saturday, the 76ers ended their 13-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Nets the night before. Nerlens Noel registered a double-double in the victory. However, there was not much more good news on Friday: Robert Covington was kicked in the head and had to leave on a stretcher, and it was announced that Jahlil Okafor will need to sit out the next six weeks after he undergoes surgery to repair a torn meniscus in right knee.
2-29-16: The 76ers head into Monday’s contest in the District of Columbia on an eight-game losing streak, which is tied for the longest current losing streak in the league. Jahlil Okafor scored a team-high 26 points in the 76ers’ 130-116 loss at Orlando on Sunday. Fortunately for Philadelphia, the team will be heading home for most of the beginning of March.
2-24-16: Jahlil Okafor, who put up his career high in points in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, was one of six Philadelphia players to score in double figures on Tuesday against the visiting Orlando Magic. Unfortunately, the 76ers’ defense was so poor that they lost, 124-115. T.J. McConnell, who scored eight points off the Philadelphia bench, left the game with an ankle injury.
2-16-16: Robert Covington’s game-high 29 points were not enough on Wednesday, as the 76ers fell to the visiting Sacramento Kings, 114-110, to drop Philadelphia’s record to 8-45 on the season. The 76ers play mostly on the road for the rest of February, so it will be difficult for the team to get to double-digit wins before the end of the month.
2-10-16: On Saturday, Philadelphia defeated the visiting Brooklyn Nets to end its four-game losing streak. However, the 76ers could not start a winning streak on Monday. They pushed the Los Angeles Clippers to overtime, but could not emerge victorious. Philadelphia had five players score in double figures, but lost, 98-92, at home.
2-3-16: The 7-41 76ers fought hard on Saturday night against the visiting Golden State Warriors, but fell short to end Philadelphia’s January schedule. The 76ers put together a 15-2 run, which included Isaiah Canaan’s four-point play, but Harrison Barnes’ 3-pointer won the contest. The 76ers next play the Atlanta Hawks on three days of rest.
1-12-16: The Philadelphia 76ers are four games through their six-game home stand but have only walked away with one win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They have two games remaining against the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers.
1-4-16: The Philadelphia 76ers had a stretch of two wins in three games to close out December, but is looking for their first win in the month of January (two losses). They have four straight home games this week against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
12-28-15: It doesn’t happen often, but the Philadelphia 76ers picked up their second win of the season against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. It was the second game of a six-game road trip, which continues against the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
12-21-15: The Philadelphia 76ers have lost by double-digits for three straight games after the Cleveland Cavaliers easily dispatched them this weekend by 22 points. After a home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the 76ers have three straight on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz.
12-11-15: The 76ers are looking for win No. 2 on the season and have a home game against the Detroit Pistons before a three-game road trip against the Raptors, Bulls and Hawks.
11-19-15: The sky is blue and the 76ers are still winless. After letting a possible win escape against the Mavericks this past week, the 76ers look for No. 1 against the Hornets and Heat this weekend.
11-13-15: Only one winless team remains in the NBA and as expected, it’s the Philadelphia 76ers. It’s not because the play of rookie center Jahlil Okafor, who has proved he is a legitimate building block for the team’s future.
11-5-15: The Philadelphia 76ers are living up to their preseason hype, which was having another season of struggle. An 0-4 start has the 76ers as one of the bottom two teams in the conference, but rookie center Jahlil Okafor has been a pleasure to watch on the offensive side.
4-17-15: The Philadelphia 76ers are officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 2014/2015 season after posting a mediocre 18-61 record in the Eastern Conference this season. The team will not play out their final week of their regular season and look ahead to the NBA Draft and the offseason. The 76ers started this week by traveling out to Chicago to face off with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. During the contest the Bulls were still fighting for seeding positioning in the Eastern Conference playoffs while the 76ers had nothing left to play for this season and it showed as Chicago was able to take down Philadelphia by the final score of 114-107. The leading scorer in the contest was Pau Gasol who scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Bulls while Derrick Rose added 22 points in the victory for Chicago. Meanwhile the 76ers scoring attack was led by Robert Covington who had 22 points while Jason Richardson added 19 points but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the next 76ers contest the team stayed at home in Philadelphia to play host to Michael Carter-Williams and the Milwaukee Bucks. During the game the Milwaukee Bucks officially clinched a playoff spot and at least the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference with a 107-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The leading scorer in the contest was Michael Carter-Williams who had 30 points and five assists for the Bucks while Giannis Antetokounmpo added seven rebounds in the victory for Milwaukee. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by Robert Covington who had 25 points and seven rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the final game of the NBA regular season the 76ers stayed at home in Philadelphia to play host to the Miami Heat. During the contest the Heat used an explosive 64 point first half to take down the Philadelphia 76ers by the final score of 105-101. The leading scorer in the contest was Michael Beasley who had 34 points and eight assists for Miami but it was not enough as the Heat’s string of consecutive NBA Finals appearances ended in 2015. The 76ers scoring attack was led by Sampson who had 22 points and six assists but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. When the regular season was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 18-64. The 2014/2015 NBA season may not have gone the way the Philadelphia 76ers had planned but there is always next season. Thank you for the great season!
3-31-15: The Philadelphia 76ers still have a mathematical chance at the playoffs this season after posting a 16-52 record but the chances of that happening are slim to none after struggling for much of this season. Rather than gearing up for a playoff push the team is instead working towards the draft and the 2015/2016 NBA season. The 76ers started this week by staying at home in Philadelphia to play host to Langston Galloway and the New York Knicks. During the game the Knicks offense continued their season long shooting slump after managing just 36% shooting from the field in a 97-81 loss to the 76ers. The leading scorer in the contest was Alexey Shved who had 25 points for New York while Andrea Bargnani added 17 points in the loss for the Knicks. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by 23 points from Nerlens Noel while Ish Smith added 15 points in the victory for Philadelphia. For the next 76ers contest the team made the trip out to the Staples Center to face off with Carlos Boozer and the Los Angeles Lakers. During the contest the Lakers defense held Philadelphia to just 87 points total and 12 points when it mattered most in the fourth quarter in an eventual 101-87 victory for Los Angeles. The leading scorer in the contest was Jeremy Lin who had 29 points and five assists in the victory for Los Angeles. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by Robinson who had 14 points and eight rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the next 76ers contest the team made the trip out to Sacramento to face off with DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. The 76ers seemingly had this game in hand after one half of basketball after posting an impressive 70 points in the first half. The team followed that up with a sluggish second half including 14 points in the third quarter that the Kings took advantage of in a 107-106 victory for Sacramento. The leading scorer in the contest was DeMarcus Cousins who had 33 points and 17 rebounds in the victory for the Kings. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by Robert Covington who had 21 points but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip out to Denver to face off with Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets. During the game the 76ers defense got tough when it mattered most holding the Nuggets to just nine points in the fourth quarter in an eventual 99-85 victory for Philadelphia. The leading scorer in the contest was Robert Covington who had 25 points for the 76ers while Nerlens Noel grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory for Philadelphia. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Nuggets was led by Ty Lawson who had 19 points and six assists but it was not enough in the loss for Denver. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 18-54. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays host to the Los Angeles Clippers before traveling to Cleveland to face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team will then head back home to host the Los Angeles Lakers before finishing the week out in Washington facing off with the Washington Wizards.
3-24-15: The Philadelphia 76ers have turned their attention away from the playoffs and now have their sights set on the NBA Draft Lottery and the 2015/2016 season. The team took another step in the wrong direction last week and currently sports a 14-50 record. The 76ers started this week by staying at home in Philadelphia to play host to the Sacramento Kings. During the game the Sixers eliminated the lead the Kings had outscoring Sacramento by 19 in the third quarter leading to an eventual 114-107 victory for Philadelphia. The leading scorer in the contest was DeMarcus Cousins who had 39 points and 24 points for the Kings while Rudy Gay added 24 points in the loss for Sacramento. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by 24 points from Robert Covington while Nerlens Noel added 16 points in the victory for Philadelphia. The 76ers were back out on the court the very next night at home in Philadelphia when the team played host to Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets. During the contest these two teams went back and forth for the first half but the 76ers scored just 10 points in the third quarter in an eventual 94-87 loss to the Nets. The leading scorer in the contest was Thaddeus Young who had 21 points while Joe Johnson had 15 points in the victory for the Nets. Meanwhile the 76ers scoring attack was led by 17 points from Nerlens Noel while Isaiah Canaan added 13 points but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip out to Boston to face off with Isaiah Thomas the Boston Celtics. During the game the Celtics outscored the 76ers by 20 points in the first quarter while posting 38 points which led to an easy 108-89 victory for Boston. The leading scorer in the contest was Tyler Zeller who had 26 points for the Celtics while Avery Bradley added 10 rebounds and six assists in the victory for the Celtics. Meanwhile Nerlens Noel led the 76ers scoring attack was 18 points and seven rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip home to play host to Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons. During the game the 76ers held the Pistons to just 83 points total including 18 points in each of the second and fourth quarters in an eventual 94-83 victory for Philadelphia. The leading scorer in the contest was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had 20 points for the Pistons while Andre Drummond pulled down 14 more rebounds in the loss for Detroit. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the 76ers was led by Smith who had 15 points and eight assists leading Philadelphia to victory. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 16-52. Get your tickets for next week as the team stays home to play host to the New York Knicks before finishing their week out on the road facing off with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Sacramento Kings and the Denver Nuggets.
3-3-15: The Philadelphia 76ers come into the week fresh and rested up after the NBA All Star Week hoping to turn around one of the worst records in the NBA this season boasting a 12-41 record. The 76ers started this week by staying home in Philadelphia to play host to the Indiana Pacers. During the contest Indiana used 48% shooting from the field as a team and a big night from Rodney Stuckey to take down the 76ers by the final score of 106-95. Stuckey led all scorers in the contest with 30 points while Luis Scola added 16 points in the victory for the Pacers. Meanwhile the 76ers watched Jerami Grant and Luc Mbah A Moute score 16 points each but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip out to Orlando to take on the Orlando Magic. During the game the Magic held the 76ers under 24 points in each of the first three quarters en route to a narrow 103-98 victory. Robert Covington did lead the Philadelphia comeback in the fourth quarter using his 16 points and nine rebounds but it fell just short in the loss for the 6ers. Meanwhile Nikola Vucevic led all scorers in the game for the Magic with 31 points and 14 rebounds as Orlando went on to escape the contest with a victory. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip out to Miami to face off against Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Miami Heat. During the contest the Heat shot 55% from the field as a team and used a huge third quarter to beat the 76ers by the final score of 119-108. The Philadelphia scoring attack was led by Hollis Thompson who had 22 points while Nerlens Noel added 18 points but it was not enough in the loss for the 76ers. Meanwhile Luol Deng led all scorers in the game for Miami with 29 points while Goran Dragic added 23 points in the victory for the Heat. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip out to Milwaukee to face off with former Sixers Michael Carter-Williams and the Milwaukee Bucks. During the game the 76ers managed just 12 points in the first quarter and was never able to make up the deficit resulting in a 104-88 loss to Milwaukee. Michael Carter-Williams faced off with his former team in his Bucks debut and posted seven points and eight assists while John Henson led the team with 21 points in the victory for Milwaukee. Meanwhile the 76ers scoring attack was led by 16 points from Jason Richardson while Robert Covington added 13 points but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 12-45. Get your tickets for next week as the team stays home to host the Washington Wizards before traveling to Indiana to take on the Indiana Pacers. The 76ers will then return home to play host to the Toronto Raptors before finishing their week off on the road in Oklahoma City taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2-20-15: The Philadelphia 76ers enters the NBA’s All Star Weekend with no much to cheer about as the team has
posted one of the worst records in the NBA this season with a 12-41 record. The 76ers started this week
by watching a pair of their own in Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington participate in the inaugural World
vs. Team USA Rising Stars Game and score four points and two points respectively in the loss for Team
USA. 76ers star Michael Carter-Williams missed the Rising Stars Game and the Taco Bells Skills
Competition due to injury unfortunately. The next night NBA All Star Weekend culminated with the
playing of the 2014/2015 NBA All Star Game. The All Star Game pit the best of the Eastern Conference
against the best of the Western Conference in a contest that defense was thrown out the window in lieu
of loads of offense. These two teams did not disappoint in the offensive department as these two teams
combined for 321 points total on the night inside Madison Square Garden. Leading the way for the
Western Conference was Russell Westbrook who had 41 points winning the MVP Award while James
Harden added another 29 points for the West. In the East the hometown hero Carmelo Anthony had 14
points in front of his home crowd while LeBron James led the way with 30 points. It was not enough for
Carmelo and LeBron in the contest as the Western Conference once again showed its dominance in a
163-158 victory over the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All Star Game. When the week was all said
and done the team finished with an overall record of 12-41. Get your tickets for next week as the team
stays home in Philadelphia to play host to the Indiana Pacers before finishing the week out on the road
with a trio of games against the Orlando Magic, the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks.
2-9-15: The Philadelphia 76ers came into the week still sitting as one of the cellar dwellers in the Eastern Conference this season posting a 9-37 record. The 76ers started this week by staying at home in
Philadelphia to play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the contest the Sixers shot 50% from
the field as a team and rode the hot shooting hand of Luc Mbah a Moute to take down the
Timberwolves by the final score of 103-94. Moute led the Sixers with 18 points on the day while Michael
Carter Williams added 17 points in the victory for Philadelphia. Kevin Martin was the leading scorer for
the Timberwolves with 19 points while Nikola Pekovic added 18 points in the loss for Minnesota. The
Sixers were back out on the court the very next night in Atlanta when the team tried to end the Hawks
18 game winning streak. During the contest the Hawks pushed their winning streak to 19 games in a row
as the Hawks and Al Horford narrowly took out the Sixers. Horford led all scorers in the contest with 23
points and 11 rebounds as the Hawks went on to survive a Philadelphia comeback late in the contest.
Three members of the 76ers led the team in scoring when Jerami Grant, Luc Mbah a Moute and Michael
Carter Williams each scored 13 points but it was not enough in the loss for the 76ers. For the Sixers next
contest the team made the trip to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the contest the
Cavaliers stayed hot and took down the 76ers behind another big night from guard Kyrie Irving. Irving
led all scorers in the contest with 24 points while Kevin Love added 15 rebounds and LeBron James
added 11 assists in the 97-84 victory for Cleveland. The 76ers countered the Cavs big three with 18
points from Rodney Covington but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. For the 76ers next
contest the team stayed at home in Philadelphia to play host to the Denver Nuggets. During the game
the 76ers exploded for 34 points in the first quarter and 61 points by halftime to take down the Nuggets
by the final score of 105-98. Thompson led the 76ers scoring attack with 23 points while Mbah a Moute
added 10 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams added 12 assists in the victory for Philadelphia. In the
loss Denver was led by 22 points from Danilo Gallinari while Ty Lawson added 14 rebounds but it was
not enough for the Nuggets on the night. When the week was all said and done the team finished with
an overall record of 11-39. Get your tickets for next week as the team travels to Boston to take on the
Boston Celtics before finishing their week off back at home in Philadelphia playing host to the Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors.
1-29-15: The Philadelphia 76ers struggled once again last week dropping games and dropping their overall record to 7-31 on the 2014/2015 NBA season. The 76ers started this week by staying home in Philadelphia to
play host to the New Orleans Pelicans from the Western Conference. During the contest the 76ers took
advantage of a slow night shooting from the Pelicans and 45% shooting as a team of their own in a 96-81
victory over New Orleans. The Pelicans attack was led by 16 points each from Eric Gordon and Alexis
Ajinca but it was not enough in the loss to Philadelphia. Michael Carter-Williams enjoyed a nice night
shooting in the contest as he led all scorers in the game with 22 points from the field. The Sixers were
back out on the court the very next night in Detroit when the team was playing a road game against the
Detroit Pistons. During the contest the Pistons dominated from beyond the arc and took advantage of
an undisciplined 76ers team to take down Philadelphia by the final score of 107-89. The 76ers
committed 16 fouls which led to 19 free throws for the Pistons while Philadelphia managed just seven
attempts from the line. Detroit also knocked down eight more three point shots led by 20 points from
Kyle Singler in the victory for the Pistons. For the 76ers next contest the team made the trip to
Washington to take on Paul Pierce, John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards. During the
contest the Sixers never had a chance as the Washington Wizards completely dominated Philadelphia on
both sides of the basketball. The 76ers managed just 33% shooting from the field as a team while Henry
Sims led the team in scoring with just 13 points. Meanwhile the Wizards enjoyed seven players that
scored in double figures in the 111-76 victory for the Wizards over the 76ers. For the 76ers next contest
the team stayed home in Philadelphia to play host to the NBA’s worst team in the New York Knicks.
During the contest the Knicks won their second game in a row behind a big scoring night from Carmelo
Anthony. Anthony led the Knicks with 27 points and 11 rebounds while Jose Calderon added 7 assists in
New York’s victory over the Sixers. Michael Carter-Williams led the way for Philadelphia with 27 points
and 7 assists but it was not enough to overcome a sluggish first three quarters of shooting for
Philadelphia. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 8-34. Get
your tickets for next week as the team stayed home to play host to the Toronto Raptors before traveling out on the road for a pair of road games against the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Sixers will then finish their week off back at home in Philadelphia when the team played host to the Detroit Pistons.
1-12-15: The Philadelphia 76ers came into the week reeling off another bad week that left their overall record on the season at 4-26. The 76ers started this week by traveling to Phoenix to take on a tough Western Conference foe in the Phoenix Suns. During the game the Suns used 50% shooting as a team and a huge second half to take down the Sixers by the score of 112-96. Philadelphia stayed close in the first half behind 28 points from Tony Wroten but the team fell off in the final 24 minutes in the loss to Phoenix. The Sixers were back out on the court the very next night when the team traveled to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers. During the game the Clippers scored 34 points in the first quarter and 39 points in the final quarter to blow out the 76ers by the final score of 127-91. Los Angeles’ attack was led by 24 points and 12 assists from Chris Paul in the victory over Philadelphia. Tony Wroten led the way for the Sixers in the contest with 27 points but it was not enough in the loss. The 76ers hoped for better results and to end their extended losing streak this season in their next contest when the team stayed home to host Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the contest the Cavaliers front office was busy acquiring Iman Shumpert and JR Smith in a multiple team trade with the New York Knicks while Kevin Love was busy leading Cleveland on the court. Love scored 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds but the 76ers staged an impressive second half comeback on the road behind Tony Wroten. Wroten scored 20 points while the 76ers team as a whole shot 48% in a come from behind 95-92 victory over the Cavaliers. The 76ers were back at home after their big win over Cleveland that got them out of the cellar in the NBA for their next contest when the team played host to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the contest Middleton and the Bucks took advantage of an anemic offense in Philadelphia to easily take down the 76ers 97-77. Middleton led all scorers with 18 points for the Bucks while McDaniels managed just 14 points to lead Philadelphia’s attack. The 76ers played well for much of the game but the team could not overcome an 11 point output in the first quarter in the loss to Milwaukee. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 5-29. Get your tickets for next week as the team travels to Brooklyn to take on the Brooklyn Nets before coming home to Philadelphia to play host to the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. The Sixers will then finish their week off back out on the road when the team travels to Toronto to take on the Toronto Raptors.
1-2-15: The Philadelphia 76ers 2014/2015 season to date has not gone according to plan as the team has one of the worst records in all of the Eastern Conference posting a 4-23 overall record. The 76ers started this week by packing their bags and traveling out on the road to Portland to take on the Portland Trail Blazers inside Moda Center. During the contest the 76ers failed to keep their winning streak going after a weak second half scoring. Portland’s Damian Lillard scored 28 points in the contest while the team held the Sixers highest scorer Tony Wroten to just 22 points. After 48 minutes and a strong display of defense from Portland the Trail Blazers had taken down the 76ers by the final score of 114-93. Philadelphia was back at it again the very next night when the team traveled to Utah to take on Utah Jazz from the Western Conference. During the contest neither team shot especially well on the night but the Jazz were good enough to take down the Sixers. Philadelphia shot just 32% from the field as a team while Utah squeaked out a win with just 36% shooting. The Sixers were led by 20 points from Tony Wroten but it was not enough to overcome the Utah duo of Derrick Favors and Trey Burke who had 17 points each in an 88-71 victory over Philadelphia. The Sixers were still searching for their 5th win of the season in their next contest when the team traveled to Golden State to take on the Golden State Warriors. During the contest the 76ers never stood a chance against Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Warriors in the game. The Sixers shot just 38% from the field as a team while Golden State countered with an impressive 56% shooting as a team in a huge 126-86 victory over Philadelphia. Marreese Speights led all scorers in the game for the Warriors with 23 points as one of seven Golden State players to score in double figures in the win. Philadelphia’s attack was led by 19 points from Henry Sims in the blowout loss to the Warriors. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 4-26. Get your tickets for next week as the team sets out on the road to face off with the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers before returning home to finish the week off against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks.
12-22-14: The Philadelphia 76ers start to the 2014/2015 season has not gone according to plan as the team has struggled while posting a 2-19 record. The 76ers started this week by traveling to Brooklyn to take on the Brooklyn Nets searching for their third victory of the season. During the contest the Nets defense was far too much for the 76ers to overcome. The Nets held the Sixers to just 32% shooting and to just 10 points in the fourth quarter as Brooklyn went on to beat Philadelphia by the score of 88-70. Brooklyn was led by 18 points from Mason Plumlee in the victory. The Sixers were back at it again the very next night still out on the road in Memphis taking on a tough Memphis Grizzlies team. During the contest the Sixers had to feel good taking a huge lead with them into the fourth quarter behind 24 points from Robert Covington. Memphis led an epic comeback in the fourth quarter behind 36 points from Mike Conley as the Grizzlies posted a whopping 41 points in the final quarter to force overtime. The Grizzlies used that momentum in the overtime to take over and win the game by the score of 120-115. The Sixers hoped for better results and their third victory of the season in their next contest when the team stayed home to host the Boston Celtics. During the contest the Celtics held the 76ers to just 36% shooting from the field and 14% from beyond the arc while enjoying unlikely contributions from Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk led Boston and all scorers with 30 points in an easy 105-87 victory over Philadelphia. In the loss the Sixers were led by 19 points from Nerlens Noel but it was not enough in the contest. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 2-22. Get your tickets for next week as the team hosts the Charlotte Hornets before setting out on the road to face off with the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat.
12-15-14: The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the worst teams in the NBA in this still young 2014/2015 NBA campaign as the team has started the new season posting a 1-17 record. The 76ers started this week by traveling back to Philadelphia to host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the contest it looked unlikely early that Philadelphia would get their second victory of the season. The Sixers were outscored by seven in the first quarter and were outscored in each of the first three quarters despite 21 points from Robert Covington. The Thunder were led by 27 points from Russell Westbrook who picked up the scoring slack when Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points. The Thunder ended up winning this contest over the 76ers by the score of 103-91. The very next night the 76ers were on the road again this time facing off with the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. During the contest Philadelphia kept the contest close and actually had a lead through two quarters before giving up the big quarter in the third that the team has been prone to do all season. The Sixers led by 25 points from Robert Covington went into the fourth quarter trailing by five but the team came up with big shots to force overtime. In the overtime period the Pistons fell apart despite 23 points from Josh Smith as Philadelphia outscored the Pistons by seven points in the overtime to win the game by the score of 108-101. The 76ers finished their week off on the road by facing off with the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. During the contest the box score looked like the game should have been much closer than it actually was. Both teams finished with 42% shooting from the field and comparable free throw and three point shooting percentages but the difference in the contest came in the rebounding department. The Hawks grabbed 52 rebounds in the contest to just 39 for the Sixers leading to more shooting opportunities for Atlanta. The Hawks and Paul Millsap enjoyed the extra opportunities at Atlanta took down Philadelphia for their 19th loss of the season 95-79. Philadelphia watched as Alexey Shved led the team with just 13 points in the loss for the 76ers. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 2-19. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team travels to Brooklyn to take on the Brooklyn Nets before starting an extended home stand against the Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics.
12-5-14: The Philadelphia 76ers started the 2014/2015 season winless with a depressing 0-15 record in the Eastern Conference. In the first five weeks of the new campaign it looks like the team is already playing for a lottery pick instead of a playoff spot once again. The 76ers started this week by playing host to the Western Conference’s Dallas Mavericks at home in Philadelphia. The Sixers still looking for their first win of the young NBA season played Dallas tough at home and were led by 21 points and 13 rebounds from KJ McDaniels. Dallas countered with 20 points and 13 rebounds from Tyson Chandler and 18 points from Monta Ellis as the Mavericks kept the 76ers winless on the season. Dallas went on to beat Philadelphia by the final score of 110-103. The 76ers were back at home in their next contest still looking for the first win of the season playing host to the San Antonio Spurs. During the contest the Spurs jumped out to an early lead making things look grim once again for the Sixers as San Antonio took a 15 point lead at halftime. Philadelphia mounted a comeback in the second half led by Michael Carter-Williams who finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. The Sixers quickly made up nine of those points but the Spurs superiority in rebounding eventually iced the game as San Antonio went on to beat Philadelphia by the score of 109-103. The 76ers still searched for their first victory of the season in their last contest of the week when the team traveled to Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the contest the Sixers jumped out quickly and early as emotions ran high in the game for the winless 76ers but the team gave it all back and then some in the second quarter. The Wolves held the 76ers to just 9 points in the second quarter erasing a 10 point first quarter deficit and then some. Philadelphia came roaring back in the third quarter to take a one point lead in the fourth before breaking out in a high scoring fourth quarter. When all was said and done the 76ers had finally gotten their first victory of the season after 17 straight losses when they beat Minnesota by the score of 85-77. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 1-17. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder before traveling out on the road to face off with the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks to finish the week.
11-28-14: The Philadelphia 76ers are the only winless team in the NBA right now as the Sixers have started the 2014/2014 season with an ugly 0-11 record. The 76ers started this week by traveling to Phoenix to take on a red hot Phoenix Suns team on the road. The Sixers were still searching for their first victory of the season and Michael Carter-Williams scored 18 points in the contest trying as one of four Philadelphia players to score in double figures. The Suns looked to keep the 76ers winless and had eight players who scored in double digits in the contest that made sure that happened. Isaiah Thomas led all Phoenix scorers with 23 points as the Suns took down the 76ers by the score of 122-96. The very next night the 76ers were at it again still searching for their first victory of the season when the team traveled to New York to take on the New York Knicks. In the contest the winless Sixers had just three players score in double figures led by Nerlens Noel’s 17 points and 12 rebounds double-double but once again it was not enough for Philadelphia. Carmelo Anthony took over the contest for the Knicks scoring 25 points while Amar’e Stoudemire added a 16 point and 11 rebound double-double in a 91-83 victory for the Knicks, their fourth of the young season. The 76ers still searching for their first victory of the season traveled back home to host the Portland Trail Blazers in Philadelphia. In the contest Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while Henry Sims added 22 points for the 76ers. It was not enough though as LeMarcus Aldridge was unstoppable in the game scoring 33 points and grabbing 11 rebounds while Wesley Matthews added 17 points in a 114-104 victory for Portland. The Sixers looked to get their first win of the season in their final game of the week as the team stayed home to host the Brooklyn Nets in Philadelphia. The winless Sixers were led by Tony Wroten and KJ McDaniels who scored 18 points each but the team as a whole shot just 40% from the field. The Nets shot well as a team shooting 49% from the field including Joe Johnson’s 21 point night to lead all scorers for Brooklyn. In the end the Nets came out on top keeping the Sixers winless on the season as Brooklyn beat Philadelphia by the score of 99-91. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 0-15. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team heads home to host the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs before setting out to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road.
11-21-14: The Philadelphia 76ers were accused of tanking the 2014/2015 season for lottery purposes before the
season even began and the team has done nothing to quell those talks. The Sixers come into the week
as the only winless team in the NBA as Philadelphia started the season with a 0-8 record. The 76ers
started this week by traveling to Houston to take on the Houston Rockets on the road. In the contest
Philadelphia came out looking for their first victory by scoring 28 points in the first quarter taking a nine
point lead but the team gave it all back before halftime. Philadelphia took a five point lead with them
into the fourth quarter before the Rockets James Harden, who finished with 35 points, and Dwight
Howard, who finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds, came storming back to narrowly edge the Sixers
by the score of 88-87 keeping Philadelphia winless. Philadelphia set back out on the road in their next
contest still looking for their first victory of the season when they traveled to south Texas to take on the
San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio looked to keep Philadelphia winless on the season behind 18 points
from Matt Bonner but the Spurs big three had a rough night shooting. Manu Ginobli managed just 2
points, Tony Parker scored just 5 points, and Tim Duncan scored 10 points as the trio had no answer for
the 76ers defense. The Spurs defense was tougher on the night though as just two Philadelphia players
managed to score in double digits in the game as the 76ers shot just 33% from the field. When the final
whistle blew the Spurs were on top of the Sixers as San Antonio went on to win the game by the score of
100-75. The Sixers were looking to snap their 10 game losing streak in their final game of the week when
the team traveled home to host the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia. In the contest Philadelphia was led by
Tony Wroten and Henry Sims but once again the defense had no answer for the opposing team. The
Celtics were led by 23 points from Brandon Bass and 22 points from Jared Sullinger as Boston kept
Philadelphia winless with a 101-90 victory on the road. When the week was all said and done the team
finished with an overall record of 0-11. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team hosts the
Phoenix Suns in Philadelphia before setting out on the road to face off with the New York Knicks. The
Sixers will finish their week back at home as the team hosts the Portland Trail Blazers and the Brooklyn
Nets to finish their week.
11-14-14: The Philadelphia 76ers were accused of tanking the 2014/2015 season all summer and preseason long and the team did nothing to quiet those accusations as the team started the season winless with a 0-5 record. The 76ers started this week by traveling to Chicago to take on the Chicago Bulls in a tough matchup for any team. Philadelphia came to play in this contest led by 31 points from Tony Wroten and 21 points from Hollis Thompson while two others scored in double digits for the Sixers in the contest. The Bulls were too much for the 76ers in this contest led by Mike Dunleavy’s 27 points as one of six Bulls to score in double figures as Chicago went on to win the game by the score of 118-115 on the road. The 76ers were still looking for their first victory of the season but a home game with the Toronto Raptors did not look like a likely place for their first win. In the contest the Raptors ran away with the game early and often as Toronto blew out the 76ers by the score of 120-88. Kyle Lowry had a triple double for the Raptors with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the blowout victory for Toronto. Philadelphia ended their week with another tough matchup at the 76ers traveled to Dallas to take on the Dallas Mavericks. With the Sixers looking for their first victory of the season the scoring attack of Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten combined for 30 points but no other Philadelphia player scored in double digits in the contest. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points in the game while Monta Ellis added 17 in an easy victory for the Mavericks by the score of 123-70. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 0-8. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team travels out on the road to play the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs before heading back home to host the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia.
11-7-14: The Philadelphia 76ers started their 2014/2015 season off last week by losing to the Indiana Pacers on
the road to drop their record to 0-1 on the season. With the 2014/2015 season entering its first full
week the Sixers traveled to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on the road. Philadelphia’s defense had no
answer for O.J. Mayo on the night as the Bucks went on to win the game by the score of 93-81.
Philadelphia then opened their home schedule up against the Miami Heat and once again the Sixers
defense was a no show as Chris Bosh led all scorers with 30 points as the Heat went on to beat the
Sixers by the score of 114-96. The Sixers continued their home stand two nights later as the team hosted
the Houston Rockets at home still looking for their first win. Philadelphia would not get their first win of
the season in the contest as James Harden proved to be too much to handle as the guard scored 35
points while no Sixer scored more than Tony Wroten’s 20 points in a 104-93 victory for the Rockets.
Philadelphia finished the week by hosting the Orlando Magic in their third straight home game. During
the contest Philadelphia’s Tony Wroten led the Sixers in scoring with 27 points while Brandon Davies
chipped in 20 points while Orlando’s scoring attack was led by Tobias Harris’ 18 points. The Magic had
five players score in double figures in the game while only three members of the Sixers achieved the
same feat. Philadelphia dropped their fifth straight game in this contest as the Magic went on to win the
game by the score of 91-89. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall
record of 0-5 as the 76ers are still searching for their first victory. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as
the team hosts the Chicago Bulls at home before heading out on the road to play at the Toronto Raptors
and the Dallas Mavericks.
10-31-14: The Philadelphia 76ers tipped off the 2014-2015 season by facing off with the Indiana Pacers on the road after sporting a 2-6 record in the preseason. The Sixers made a flurry of roster moves towards the end of the preseason as the team finalized its roster to the league maximum 15 players. First the Sixers traded Arnett Moultrie to the New York Knicks for the rights to Travis Outlaw, the Knicks 2019 draft pick, and the option to swap their 2018 draft picks. Outlaw was then immediately waived as the team continues to tank and stockpile draft picks regardless of the on the court product this season. Philadelphia also waived Marquis Teague and Elliot Williams to trim the roster to 15 players and took their team to Indiana to start the season. In the first game of the season the 76ers were picked apart by Indiana and went on to lose the game by the score of 103-91. Philadelphia’s scoring attack was led by Tony Wroten’s 22 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. This was the only game that Philadelphia played in week one of the NBA season and will look to get into the win column in their next set of games. Get your 76ers tickets for next week as the team plays three home games against the Miami Heat, the Houston Rockets, and the Orlando Magic.
10-29-14: The Sixers won just 19 games last year, but a youthful cast of promising stars in Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid have allowed ticket prices to climb on the secondary market. The season average for 76ers tickets is $133.61 this season, up 74.1% from their average of $76.73 last year. A January 5 visit from the Cavaliers serves as the most expensive home game on the 76ers schedule this season. The average secondary market price for the game is $213.81 with a get-in of $55.
10-24-14: With Rookie of the Year winner Michael Carter-Williams set to lead his team back from a 19-win season, the Philadelphia 76ers will also rely on big men Nerlens Noel and first-round draft pick Joel Embiid this year. The youth of the team shows promise, but it will take time for its inexperience and chemistry to mesh on the court.
10-15-14: The Philadelphia 76ers have played through half of their preseason schedule so far, but have only one win through four games. The 76ers opening preseason game was 98-78 loss to the Boston Celtics on Oct 6, but rebounded the next game with a 106-92 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Oct 8. Since, the 76ers have dropped two straight, including an 84-77 loss to the New York Knicks on Oct 14. Next on the Philadelphia preseason schedule is another matchup with the Boston Celtics this Thursday at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia open their regular season on Oct 29 on the road against the Indiana Pacers.
10-8-14: The Philadelphia 76ers loss their first preseason game against the Boston Celtics this past Monday and have 7 remaining preseason games to play. Next on the 76ers schedule is a matchup with the Charlotte Hornets tonight at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers will then head to the Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 10 followed by matchups against the Knicks, Celtics, Magic, Nets and final preseason game against the Pistons on October 23. The 76ers will look to have much better season compared to last that included a 26 game losing streak, but with some key additions in the draft and the young group of players they already have, the 76ers may be able to produce something special in the future.
9-22-14: General Manager Sam Hinkie and tear this team down to the ground before building them back up. Some fans are not buying into this type of rebuild and are voicing their concern as the team used their two lottery picks on players that won’t play this season in Joel Embiid(injury) and Dario Saric(playing overseas). The team also traded its best player in Thaddeus Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Alexey Shved and Luc mBah a Moute. As currently constructed the 76ers looks to be the worst team in the league this season.
8-13-14: The Philadelphia 76ers had a terrible season but they did tank the last part of the season in large part to strike gold in the NBA Draft. The Sixers acquired five players in the draft including the third overall pick Joel Embiid who is hurt now with a foot injury but is possibly the most talented player in the draft. The draft answered a lot of questions but it looks like this will be a rebuilding plan that could last longer than a year for the 76ers.
Philadelphia 76ers 2014 Draft Overview
Round 1, Pick 3, Joel Embiid, C, Kansas
Round 1, Pick 12, Dario Saric, PF, Croatia (via trade with Orlando Magic)
Round 2, Pick 32, K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson
Round 2, Pick 39, Jerami Grant, SF, Syracuse
Round 2, Pick 52, Vasilije Micic, PG, Serbia
Round 2, Pick 58, Jordan McRae, SG, Tennessee (via trade with San Antonio Spurs)
4-7-14: The losing streak is finally over for the 76ers. They made it a convincing victory over the Detroit Pistons to end their 26-game losing streak. Thaddeus Young scored a game-high 21 points as Philadelphia won its first game since late January. Unfortunately, the week was not all good. Arnett Moultrie, who was a first-round draft pick in 2012, was suspended for five games after committing an NBA drug violation. On the court, Young kept up his hot shooting on Monday, but the 76ers fell to the Atlanta Hawks. Philadelphia also lost Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
4-1-14: The 76ers had a difficult week of opponents, and they made themselves a part of history. On Thursday, they lost 120-98 at the hands of the Houston Rockets. The defeat marked the 26th consecutive loss for Philadelphia, which matched the longest losing streak in American professional sports history. Earlier in the week, the 76ers lost by one point against the New York Knicks, by 10 points against the Chicago Bulls and by 22 points against the San Antonio Spurs. Although Philadelphia did not win a game this past week, Henry Sims played very well. He averaged a double-double in the four games.
3-24-14: It is just getting ugly for the 76ers. They have now lost more consecutive games than they have ever before. After losing to the Indiana Pacers by seven points on Friday, Philadelphia hosted the Memphis Grizzlies and was blown out, 103-77. That loss was their 20th straight, which tied a franchise record set in 1973. On Monday, they made it 21 in a row. Philadelphia fought hard against the Pacers, but dropped that contest by nine points. The 76ers hosted the Chicago Bulls two days later. Thaddeus Young scored a game-high 24 points, but Philadelphia lost, 102-94. With 22 consecutive defeats, the 76ers are now just four losses away from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ record in 2010-11.
3-17-14: The losses continue to pile up for these 76ers. After having a winless February, they have still yet to be victorious in March. This past week, they encountered three losses to teams that were all double-digit games below .500. On Saturday, Tony Wroten scored a game-high 30 points, but the Utah Jazz beat the 76ers, 104-92. Then on Monday, Philadelphia traveled to Madison Square Garden. Michael Carter-Williams registered a triple-double, but the Knicks won, 123-110. On Wednesday, the 76ers suffered a 17-point loss to the Sacramento Kings to give Brett Brown’s squad 18 straight defeats. Philadelphia is just two losses away from matching the franchise’s worst losing streak.
3-10-14: Although Philadelphia is still searching for its first win since late January, 76ers fans had a lot to cheer about on Saturday. During halftime of the team’s 122-103 loss to the Washington Wizards, the 76ers retired Allen Iverson’s No. 3 jersey. However, that is where the fun stopped for the team. Philadelphia let Trevor Ariza score a career-high 40 points in that contest. Then, on the next night, the 76ers suffered their 14th straight loss. The Orlando Magic defeated them, 92-81. After coach Brett Brown said that he was not sure his squad would win another game this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder destroyed the 76ers, 125-92.
3-3-14: It is evident that the 76ers have set a goal for this season: to get the worst record in the NBA. They helped themselves this past week as they went winless again and pushed their league-worst losing streak to 12 games. Although Philadelphia gave up more than 118 points per game in the team’s three contests, there were some positive results. Thaddeus Young scored better than 25 points per contest. He had an especially strong game on Friday in the 76ers’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Young became the first player in more than 25 years to put up 30 points, 13 rebounds, seven steals and six assists in a game.
2-26-14: The Sixers will pay tribute to Allen Iverson this Saturday vs the Wizards by retiring his jersey at halftime. It's by far the Sixers' most expensive remaining game, averaging 140% more than the 76ers home average. Iverson was the 2001 NBA MVP and led the Sixers to their first final appearance since 1983.
2-24-14: Michael Carter-Williams was the 76ers’ lone participant in All-Star weekend, and he took part in two events. First, he started for Team Webber in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday. He scored 17 points and dished off a game-high nine assists in that exhibition contest. Then, he and Victor Oladipo teamed up in the skills challenge the following night, and they made it to the finals. Although the 76ers were blown out in their only game this past week, they were busy at the trade deadline. Philadelphia traded away Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen and Spencer Hawes and received several second-round picks in addition to Danny Granger, Byron Mullens and a few other players.
2-18-14: That sure was one ugly week for the 76ers. Not only did they extend their losing streak to a season-worst eight contests, but they also had encountered arguably the worst two-game stretch in NBA history. After losing on Friday evening to the Los Angeles Lakers in Philadelphia, the 76ers traveled to the West Coast. They then played a back-to-back against two of the Western Conference’s best teams, and those teams did not hold anything back. The 76ers fell to the Los Angeles Clippers by 45 points and to the Golden State Warriors by 43 points. Although Brett Brown’s squad lost to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, it was only by five points.
2-10-14: Even as the Atlantic Division continues to struggle, the 76ers continue to fall further down the standings. This past week, they played four contests, and they lost each one. Philadelphia’s back-to-back contests on Friday and Saturday were by far their worst showings. They hosted the Atlanta Hawks and then traveled to face the Detroit Pistons and fell in those games by a combined 43 points. However, on Friday, Thaddeus Young posted a stat line of 29 points, eight rebounds and five steals. He is the only player this season to accomplish that feat with multiple 3-pointers made. The 76ers also took on the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. They lost those games by just six points each.
2-3-14: The 76ers had an unsuccessful three-game homestand. Philadelphia had a halftime lead against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, but could not hold onto the lead in the final 24 minutes. In Saturday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thaddeus Young recorded a career-high eight steals, the most of any NBA big man this season. While the 76ers fell to the Phoenix Suns two days later, Evan Turner helped Philadelphia stop another three-game losing streak on Wednesday in Boston. The fourth-year Illinois native hit his league-leading second buzzer-beater of the season. Spencer Hawes also chipped in with a team-high 20 points.
1-27-14: After starting 2014 on a winning streak, the 76ers dropped seven of their next eight games. Philadelphia ended up with a 1-3 record this past week, but the team had a couple of fantastic individual performances. After the 76ers struggled on the offensive end on Friday and Saturday, Michael Carter-Williams became the first player on the team to score 30 points in almost two weeks. Although Brett Brown’s squad lost by eight points that night in Washington, Michael Carter-Williams put up 31 points, six rebounds and five assists. Then on Wednesday, Evan Turner scored a career-high 34 points and matched his season-high with 11 rebounds to help give the New York Knicks their fifth straight loss.
1-20-14: The 76ers have surprised everyone with their play recently. First, they went on a four-game winning streak from the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014, as they defeated four consecutive Western Conference opponents on the road. In addition, two of those teams are playoff contenders in the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. In the victory over the Blazers, Thaddeus Young matched his season-high with a game-high 30 points. After the 76ers returned from the West Coast, they lost four consecutive games by double digits for the first time in a year. Philadelphia then upset the Charlotte Bobcats to stop the slide. It sure is difficult to understand this 76ers basketball team.
1-3-14: Heading into this week, the 76ers had just one road win on the season. They now have four as they tore through the west coast this past week. Although they dropped Saturday’s contest in Phoenix, Michael Carter-Williams had a strong night: 27 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Evan Turner did not play Saturday, but he did on Sunday at the Staples Center. Thaddeus Young had a team-high 25 points and Turner chipped in 22 in the seven-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Then, Turner put up a game-high 23 points while Thaddeus Young posted a double-double in the 76ers’ 114-102 win in Denver. Philadelphia completed the week with another scoring performance upwards of 110 points, as they defeated the Sacramento Kings by nine points.
12-30-13: The return of Michael Carter-Williams in fact brought joy to the City of Brotherly Love. He came back from his seven-game absence to register his seventh career double-double and end the team’s seven-game losing streak. It took an extra five minutes, but the Wells Fargo Center crowd erupted when Evan Turner hit a buzzer-beater to defeat the Brooklyn Nets. After the 76ers secured their second victory of the month, they traveled to Milwaukee to face the Bucks. Although Philadelphia dropped that game by 10 points and now stands at 8-20, Carter-Williams put together double-doubles on back-to-back nights for the first time in his NBA career.
12-22-13: Everyone on the 76ers will be glad to have Michael Carter-Williams back in the lineup because the team has lost seven consecutive games since he has been sidelined with a knee infection. He hopes to play on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets after practicing on both Wednesday and Thursday. While Philadelphia will regain one starter soon, the team may lose another in the coming weeks. There were rumors that Thaddeus Young and his agent have requested a trade after he admitted that his young teammates were frustrating him. The reason why there might be some tension among 76ers players is that they became the first Philadelphia basketball team since 1995 to lose consecutive games by at least 30 points.
12-13-13: That was a frustrating week for the 76ers, in which they went 0-4. In addition, for the second time in three weeks, they suffered three consecutive double-digit losses. Since December 6, Philadelphia has been playing without starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams due to a knee infection. It is unfortunate that he remains out because he has been a pleasant surprise for this struggling 76ers team. Philadelphia will have to continue to fight hard without its floor general. The 76ers did so in their last game, a seven-point loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota. However, the losing streak might not end until Carter-Williams returns.
12-6-13: Although the 76ers are one of the worst teams on the road this season, they have still have a better overall record than both New York teams. Philadelphia struggled against the New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons, but got a much-needed win in double overtime against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Michael Carter-Williams registered his first career triple-double in that game. With Tony Wroten putting up a triple-double of his own in November, the 76ers are only the second team this season with multiple triple-doubles. Philadelphia won both of those games, so Brett Brown and the 76ers will be hoping for more triple-doubles soon.
11-28-13: The rebuilding Philadelphia 76ers are competing hard every night behind new head coach Brett Brown. As much as Brown’s emphatic 6th man defense on the sidelines is appreciated for entertainment purposes, it hasn’t helped the undermanned team in terms of production. Thaddeus Young missed three games before returning in Philly’s lost in Orlando (scoring 26 points) and Spencer Hawes missed the losses against Indiana and Orlando with soreness in his left knee. As surprising good as Michael Carter-Williams has been this year (17.8/7.0/5.6), missing key veterans like Young and Hawes makes it virtually impossible for Philly to sustain any success. The 76ers are now 6-10 on the season heading into Friday night’s home game against the Detroit Pistons.
11-22-13: After a fairy tale 4-2 start to the season, the 76ers have finally started to regress back to the mean. Philadelphia has lost four of their last six games and currently sits at 5-8 on the season. Michael Carter-Williams returned to the team on Wednesday night against the Raptors after missing the previous four games with a bruised foot, but MCW continued to struggle with his shooting and turnovers (2-10, 6 turnovers). Despite the recent slide, Philly fans can still enjoy the pipe dream of making the playoffs for a little longer, as Philadelphia is still sitting in the 7th seed in the East (for the short time being).
11-15-13: Philly had to roll without star rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams (foot) on Wednesday night, but Tony Wroten and James Anderson stepped up in a massive way to produce the majority of the 76ers’ points in a huge overtime win over the Houston Rockets. That game helped Philadelphia get over .500 and sit at 5-4 in week three.
Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been the face of versatility to start 2013, while Evan Turner has been a fantastic source of points for the upstart 76ers, who have shaken the NBA world to its core with an impressive 3-2 start. No one can be sure if it’s fool’s gold or not, but one thing for sure is that this year’s Philadelphia squad plays hard every night and is extremely entertaining to watch.
10-30-13: Building for the future, the 76ers are looking to make their youthful core ready for upcoming seasons. New coach Brett Brown will have the team relying on starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who came out of Syracuse after his sophomore year and impressed in the preseason. His shot still needs development, but he accumulated more than two steals per game and had a strong assist-to-turnover ratio. In addition, James Anderson, who enters his fourth season in the league, shot very well during the preseason. More than half of his attempts were from 3-point distance, where he finished with just under 50 percent shooting. The team also signed undrafted BYU forward Brandon Davies, and he will look to contribute off the bench.