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  1. Playing fast could actually help the Sixers tank?

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    Are the Sixers helping their tanking cause by playing fast? It’s an interesting theory and one explained in more detail in the below video by Tom Haberstroh for ESPN’s TrueHoop. The premise is rather simple: the better team (not the Sixers usually) increases the likelihood of winning the longer a game goes on. This gives…

  2. Talking basketball with the voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, Marc Zumoff

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT


    When the Sixers got off to their ridiculous 3-0 start the season, the people I was happiest for (besides myself) were our long-suffering TV announcers, Marc Zumoff and Malik Rose. Zoo and Malik, who wear their hearts on their sleeves as much as any other announcing team in the Association, seemed to take the anguish…

  3. Evan Turner: Is he for real this time?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    Seven games into the 2013-14 NBA season, and Evan Turner is still straight killing it. It started opening night, where his team-high 26 points on 10-19 shooting were largely overshadowed by the historic debut performance of shiny new teammate Michael Carter-Williams, but were still enormous in the Sixers’ shocking upset of the Miami Heat. And…

  4. Sixers secure moral victory against Cavs, lose actual victory in double OT

    Nov 9, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

    NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

    With any other Sixers team, this game would be an easy season-long front-runner for craziest game of the year. This season, though, it’s about par for the course. Double-OT, a thirty-point scorer, highlight moves, insane comebacks and insaner game-tiers and go-ahead buckets–this game had it all. And we’re pretty sure the Sixers will one-up it…

  5. Mazel Tov, 76ers: Philly holds Cleveland to 79, wins Bynum Bowl easily

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

    With these Philadelphia 76ers, every day is Rosh Hashanah. The Sixers’ maintained their unlikely Atlantic Division lead tonight with a win at the Wells Fargo Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers–yet another of the come-from-behind variety, as the Sixers dogged their way to a 29-14 deficit at the end of the first quarter, only to outscore…

  6. Sixers host Cavs, noted “Big Human” Andrew Bynum may or may not play

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sixers vs. Cavaliers doesn’t exactly have much of an organic grudge match feel to it. The two play in different divisions, have rarely been particularly good at the same time, and have little shared history beyond the disastrous (for the Sixers, anyway) Brad Daugherty-Roy Hinson trade 27 years ago. The Cavs have been had good…

  7. Video: Andrew Bynum just sounds kind of bummed

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT


    Andrew Bynum will probably get booed this evening in South Philadelphia as he returns (?) to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that’s fine. He’s a member of the opposing team. He kind of screwed the Sixers last season when he never played a minute for them — although…

  8. Are the Sixers actually better off because of the Andrew Bynum trade?

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT


    Tonight, Andrew Bynum finally makes his long-awaited, much-anticipated return to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Actually, it’s not really all that long awaited or particularly well anticipated: Bynum’s ignominious time as a Sixer only lasted a year and now feels very long ago, and his ultimate departure was greeted…

  9. Sixers lose to Wizards in first of hopefully many respectable losses this season

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

    NBA: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers

    The Golden State loss was embarrassing. Half-hearted offense, quarter-hearted defense, giving up open looks and highlight plays and letting eight-year Sixer Andre Iguodala have arguably his best-ever game on the Wells Fargo Center court wearing another team’s jersey…not so good, Al. We want to lose this year, sure, but we don’t want to have to…

  10. The Sixers can basically kill the Washington Wizards’ season tonight

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

    Now that their miraculous season-beginning three-game winning streak has come to an end in thudding fashion, we should be able to get back to our normal ways of expecting the worst from this Philadelphia 76ers team at just about every opportunity. Their first opportunity to once again live down to expectations comes tonight against the…

  11. Dr. J talks epic dunking on the Colbert Report, canceled game with Obama and Kareem

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT


    Julius Erving was a guest on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night to help promote his new book Dr. J, The Autobiography. The book has already made some waves for revealing that one of the reasons the good Doc had a child outside of marriage is because the young lady he impregnated had some…

  12. Of course Michael Carter-Williams’ first word was ‘ball’

    Nov 6, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT


    There’s probably a lot of similarity to the first words kids say: Ma-ma, Da-da, Isaiah Pead, dog, etc. I think you’ll be happy to know that the first word out of the mouth of exciting Sixers’ rookie Michael Carter-Williams was in fact “ball.” Who cares that that’s actually one of the top ten most common…

  13. That’s our Sixers: Andre Iguodala and the Warriors get Philly back on the losing track

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    NBA: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers

    Boos. 4th quarter minutes for Hollis Thompson and Brandon Davies. Furious Brett Brown timeouts. Chants of “AN-DREW WIG-GINS.” Now that’s the kind of basketball we expected at the Wells Fargo Center this season. None of this miracle win crap. Just losing and humiliation and one very, very sad Malik Rose. The Sixers lost by a…

  14. The Steph Curry to Iguodala oop was a beaut, plus Dre’s sick behind the back pass

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT


    The street saying goes that the king stay the king. But that doesn’t seem to be the case this evening as the reigning NBA Power Ranking Champions of Week 1 got slapped around by the Golden State Warriors on their home hardwood. Check mate. Former Sixer Andre Iguodala is leading the way and drained a…

  15. Examining how Michael Carter-Williams is setting the league on fire

    Nov 4, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Through his first three pro games, Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 20.7 points on 47% shooting, with about nine assists, five rebounds and four steals. Those numbers aren’t just impressive for a little-hyped rookie, they’re impressive for absolutely anybody. Carter-Williams’ current PER of 29.2 is nearly six whole points higher than that of four-time league MVP…

  16. What the Sixers?! Week one champions of all the power rankings

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT


    To quote Andrew Unterberger from his recap of the Sixers big win over the Bulls this weekend: “We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend.” Three wins. Zero loses. And three different NBA power rankings put your Philadelphia 76ers at the top of the…

  17. PHI 107, CHI 104: The Sixers did it again. The beautiful bastards did it again.

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:27 AM EDT

    NBA: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers

    We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend. Three nights after beating the two-time-champion Miami Heat and just one night after taking down the resurgent Wizards in Washington, the Sixers moved to 3-0 last night against the Chicago Bulls–maybe the only team in the…

  18. Your Atlantic Division-leading (and Championship Belt-holding) Philadelphia 76ers

    Nov 2, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Sixers Standings

    2 of 2. So crazy right now. After last night’s victory against the Washington Wizards, combined with losses over the last two nights from the Knicks (to the Bulls in Chicago) and the Raptors (to the Hawks in Atlanta), the Sixers now sit alone on top of the Atlantic Division standings. The Sixers also led…

  19. Sixers beat Wizards to go 2-0: Have fun with it and don’t panic yet, Tankadelphia

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

    I made the same comment to just about anyone I talked to about the Sixers this pre-season: That I was grateful that the NBA had frontloaded the Sixers’ schedule with so many seemingly unwinnable games that it would be virtually impossible for the team to get off to a hot start and get people’s hopes…

  20. We can’t stop talking about Michael Carter-Williams’ debut

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Michael Carter-Williams’ Sixers debut was nothing short of scintillating. He dropped 22 points on 10 shots, 12 assists and nine steals — the latest a record for a rookie’s first NBA game — to lift a team with Vegas’ lowest over/under win total in a decade to a 114-110 win over the two-time defending World…

  21. Oops. Jrue Holiday thanks Pelicans fans pregame on behalf of himself and the Sixers.

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT


    MCW’s wildly impressive NBA debut last night may make the moving on from Jrue Holiday process just a little bit easier for Sixers fans. Still, it’s not going to happen over night. And it certainly isn’t going to be easy for Jrue either. Holiday was given the honor of addressing the New Orleans crowd last…

  22. Even Allen Iverson’s retirement photos have me captivated

    Oct 31, 2013, 2:34 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    It was an announcement years in the making. We all knew it was coming. And yet Allen Iverson still has the ability to captivate us all. He told some stories. He showed the love for the coaches and players who helped make his career possible. He shed a few tears. And he reminded us of…

  23. Yes, the Sixers actually beat the Miami Heat tonight, and yes it was beautiful

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Here’s one question I left out of the Sixers Prediction League polling last week: Will there be one moment this year that makes you legitimately grateful to be a Philadelphia 76ers fan? I would never have included that question, mostly because it’s extremely subjective, but also because I can’t imagine why anyone would have answered…

  24. Video: Yes, the Sixers really did score 19-straight points to start the season against the Heat

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT


    The Sixers’ season got underway on Wednesday night and they wasted no time flipping the script on everything fans of this team knew about the planet called Earth we live on. They scored 19-straight points to start the game before Miami notched a single bucket. Michael Carter-Williams got an open-court dunk for the first NBA…

  25. NSFWFC: Sixers Line Up for the Heat in Season Home Opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    sixers preseason

    Poor, poor Michael Carter-Williams. It was already gonna be a struggle for him in his NBA debut–the 22-year-old rookie has game, we think, but it’s gonna take a minute for it to translate on this level–but premiering against the Miami Heat, he might try to re-declare for his senior season at Syracuse before the night’s…