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  1. Wanna Call It a Must-Win? Sixers Return Home For Important-Ish Game Against Nets

    Jan 8, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

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    It’s hard to say the Sixers disappointed on their recent eight-game road trip—if you asked me ahead of time how well I though they’d do on the trip, I’d probably have said they’d go 2-6, which is exactly what they did—but they certainly didn’t exceed expectations. As a result, the team has now gone an…

  2. These Guys Again: Sixers Meet West-Best Thunder for Second Time

    Jan 4, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Pretty incredible that the Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-7, and they’re only tied for the lead in the Western Conference—with two other teams, at that. Regardless, OKC are obviously quite good, with any kind of early-season kinks evolving past the James Harden era long since nullified, and Kevin Durant giving LeBron James his first legitimate…

  3. Is Jrue Holiday an All-Star? Breaking Down the Damaja’s Mid-Season Qualifications

    Jan 2, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    It’s pretty cool to even be talking about All-Star consideration for one of our young, homegrown guys this season. It took Andre Iguodala eight years and a lucky hot start from the Sixers to be given even strong consideration for the All-Star team, but this year, fourth-year point guard Jrue Holiday is putting up career-best,…

  4. That Felt Good: Sixers Grab Second Win of Road Trip in Los Angeles

    Jan 2, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

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    Though probably the best win so far of their season, it was hard to feel totally satisfied by the Sixers’ upset of the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis the other day—the game was too weird, too fluky to really be taken seriously, and felt way more like a Shit Happens loss for the Grizz than a…

  5. Last Call for 2012: Sixers-Blazers in Portland

    Dec 29, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Respectable loss for the Sixers yesterday in Golden State. They were playing a better team on the road and predictably fell behind early, but as they’ve done only sparingly this year, actually battled back and made the Warriors earn the victory, cutting a 20-point lead down to as few as four in the fourth quarter.…

  6. Sixers Go Shooting Down the Walls of Heartache in Golden State

    Dec 28, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Hey, we beat the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday! None of our good players played well and a couple of their good players played really well, but sports are weird and things happen and every Dorell Wright must have his day and we won the game somehow. Coming not all that long after a big…

  7. “Just One Of Those Games”: Sixers Upset Grizzlies in Memphis

    Dec 26, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

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    “Just one of those games,” the Grizzlies announcing crew concluded about 2/3 of the way through this one. Hard to argue with that. The Philadelphia 76ers have been on the losing end of Ones of Those Games a couple times this year, against the likes of the inferior Pistons and Cavaliers, but I’m pretty sure…

  8. Sixers Touch Down in the Land of the Delta Blues, Face Superior Basketball Team

    Dec 26, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

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    The Sixers had themselves a nice Christmas break—the fringe benefits of not being a particularly good or exciting basketball team—and now they’re about to be rudely snapped out of it by the Memphis Grizzlies. As we’ve mentioned countless times on this website, the Sixers are now in the midst of an eight-game death trip, and…

  9. Winning Games Again? Sixers in Brooklyn For Sunday Atlantic Battle

    Dec 23, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Friday was the kind of day that turns around your entire feeling about a team’s season. Starting off with the good news—well, at least, the not-explicitly-bad news—that Andrew Bynum was going to be ramping up his activity level and beginning the long road back to recovery, the black cloud seemingly lifted from the Sixers team,…

  10. Crap, the Sixers Really Play Again Tonight?

    Dec 19, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

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    If it’s not quite freefall yet, it’s getting close. After dropping one to the Mavs in Dallas last night, the Sixers have lost four straight and seven of nine, to fall under .500 for the season for the first time since they were 1-2. As we’ve repeatedly mentioned, the Sixers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier…

  11. Look Out Below: Three-Game Losing Streak Could Be Tip of Iceberg for Crashing Sixers

    Dec 17, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    On their own, none of the three games the Philadelphia 76ers lost last week can be considered all that tragic. The first was against a tough Bulls team that’s won four of their last five games and always seems to play the Sixers well, the second was against an improving Pacers squad whose oversized frontcourt…

  12. OH HI THERE: Sixers Take on Sensationally Mediocre Lakers at Home

    Dec 16, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    This should’ve been the big game of the Sixers season—a Sunday night showdown between two of the league’s elite (or at least pretty good) teams, marking Andrew Bynum’s first game against his old squad since being traded. But Bynum’s still out, the Lakers have yet to get their shit together (and are still missing two…

  13. Revenge Game, Why Not: Sixers Host Bulls in 121212 Matchup

    Dec 12, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Are the Sixers really in second in this stupid division? With the Celtics still struggling to gain consistency, the Nets in free fall (Brook Lopez—who knew?) and the Raptors looking a loss away from trading or amnestying their entire team, the Sixers are now the runners-up in the Atlantic with their 12-9 record. They’re still…

  14. Narrowly Beating the Pistons at Home Way Beats Getting Killed By the Pistons at Home

    Dec 10, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

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    It’s the story of the Sixers season—lose big, win small. Two days after getting blown out in Boston by the Celtics—a 13-point loss that wasn’t really nearly that close—the Sixers just squeaked out a victory over the Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center tonight, taking the game 104-97. Now, beating one of the worst teams…

  15. Free Arnett: Sixers Host Celtics in First of Home-and-Home

    Dec 7, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Remember Arnett Moultrie? We gave up a future first-rounder to gank him from Miami with the 27th pick of the draft, and thusfar he’s played 37 minutes and scored eight points for us—like, all season. You’d think a guy we had that much faith in pre-draft would get a chance to at least prove his…

  16. Boo You Huskies: Sixers Creamed By Wolves at Home

    Dec 4, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

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    So that happened. Of all the many remarkable things about this 105-88 Sixers loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the most remarkable might be this: Starting Minny frontcourt Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic scored a combined 12 points. If you saw “Wolves 105, Sixers 88″ in a box score in your local paper, you’d probably think…

  17. Same Old Sixers? Five Ways This Year’s Team is Different Than the Last Few

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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    The script feels awfully familiar, it’s true. The Philadelphia 76ers have gotten off to a fairly good start this season, going 10-7 in their first 17 games, but have done so mostly at home and mostly against fairly weak teams, and it feels like only a matter of time until they start falling back and…

  18. Welcome Home Evan Turner: Sixers in Chi-Town for Saturday Hoops

    Dec 1, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Let the rain wash away all the pain of Evan Turner’s yesterday. The Chicago product arrives in his home city tonight in the midst of the best stretch of hoops in his pro career—double digits in his last eight, 20+ in three of his last four, and one of his best games ever last night…

  19. The Kwame Bowl: Sixers Face Bobcats in Charlotte

    Nov 30, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Expect the ovations to be long and thunderous as Kwame Brown returns to his old Charlotte stomping grounds, where Kwame started 50 times out of 66 games played in 2010-11, averaging nearly eight points and seven rebounds and helping lead Charlotte to a 34-48 record, good for tenth in the Eastern Conference. The Cats have…

  20. Sixers Hold Off Mavericks With Smallest Margin of Victory Ever

    Nov 27, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

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    Don’t let the final 100-98, two-point scoring margin fool you—this 76ers / Mavericks game was a whole lot closer than that. Not only was it neck and neck all the way through, but the game came down to the final possession (despite the Sixers being up nine with just over three minutes to go), where…

  21. Don’t Write Off Andrew Bynum Just Yet

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Yeah, the news is pretty bad. With Saturday’s revelation from GM Tony DiLeo that all timetables for Andrew Bynum’s return—to the 76ers, to basketball activity, to a quasi-normal hair level—have been put on hold, it appears that most of our worst fears about Bynum have been confirmed (or at the very least, validated). Nothing is…

  22. Sick For the Big Win: Sixers Look to End Losing Against Phoenix

    Nov 25, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Last night’s overtime defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder was either a crushing loss or a feel-good moral victory, depending on how you look at it. I personally opt for the latter—sure, if Dorell Wright makes a wide-open sixteen-footer with a half-minute left (or if Jason Richardson was in the game to…

  23. Sixers Play First Actually Good Opponent in Weeks at Home Tonight

    Nov 24, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia 76ers recently completed a six-game pre-Thanksgiving stretch which included five games at home and opponents including the Jazz, Raptors, Pistons and Cavaliers (twice). It would’ve been awesome if the Sixers had grabbed five or (lord forbid) all six of those, and would’ve been good if they had won four of ‘em, but instead,…

  24. Losing This Would Suuuuuuck: Sixers Play Kyrie-Less Cavs in Cleveland

    Nov 21, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT

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    Free wins are a hard thing to come by on an NBA schedule. The Sixers probably thought they had one a week ago when they faced the 0-8 Pistons at home, but that team had been steadily improving and was long overdue for a breakout effort. No, rather, I’d be surprised if the Sixers had…

  25. Sixers vs. Raptors, With Only One Mention of the Increasingly Depressing Andrew Bynum (This One)

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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    The Sixers were so close to getting to play two of the East’s worst teams in consecutive nights when both teams would be missing their star point guards and arguable franchise players. Regrettably (for us, anyway), it now sounds like Kyle Lowry will be returning to action for the Toronto Raptors after missing a couple…