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November 22, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Brown learned during his time as the Australian National team coach that extended road trips provide opportunities for "calculated coaching. " So that's what the 76ers coach hopes to do with his youthful squad during a current six-game road trip. "We have a chance to learn in a bunch of different ways - classroom, walk-through, video," said Brown, whose squad kicked off the trip Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. "We have a chance to come together chemistry-wise in a bunch of different ways.
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July 4, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
St. Joseph's guard Delonte West and the Boston Celtics' two other first-round draft picks have signed, the team announced yesterday. West, a junior, averaged 18.9 points per game in helping St. Joe's to a 30-2 record last season. He then declared for the NBA draft and went to the Celtics with the 24th pick. Boston's initial first-round selection was Al Jefferson, a forward out of Prentiss (Miss.) High School. He was chosen 15th. The Celtics' third first-rounder was guard Tony Allen, who helped Oklahoma State narrowly defeat West and St. Joe's in the regional finals of last season's NCAA tournament.
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July 1, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next up for Sam Hinkie and the 76ers: free agency. Monday begins the next important step in the general manager's quest to rebuild the franchise. Waiting another year to make a big splash would make sense. That's when the Sixers could have the salary cap space to lure a max-level star player. But don't get it twisted. The Sixers will have to make some free-agency moves this offseason no matter what. Come Monday, they will have only seven holdovers from this past season's team.
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April 13, 2013
LeBron James scored 20 points in 29 minutes, and Rashard Lewis added 19 on a huge night for the Miami bench as the Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 109-101, Friday to tie their franchise record for home wins in a season. The Heat erased an early 13-point deficit with a 41-point second quarter to win their 35th home game to tie the standard set in 2004-05. Dwyane Wade, back after missing six games with a bruised right kneecap, scored 11 points in 34 minutes.   Jazz keep hope alive   Al Jefferson tied a career high with 40 points, including a clutch jumper with 39 seconds left, to power the Utah Jazz past the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-100.
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November 22, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Just about ever since Brett Brown laid eyes on Nerlens Noel, he has labeled him a difference-maker at the defensive end of the floor. "A world-class shot blocker" the Sixers coach has said of the 6-11, 220-pounder. But a problem arose the past two drafts when the Sixers had centers fall to them, Joel Embiid in 2014, then Jahlil Okafor last June. Embiid is sideleined again after his second foot surgery, so Brown is in the midst of trying to figure out how to pair Noel and Okafor.
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August 1, 2007
THE SCOURGE of Tim Donaghy? Betting lines? Over/unders? Mob connections? Indictments? Can we interrupt the madness, even for a moment or two, and look in on the state of the 76ers? I mean, we're talking actual basketball stuff. Specifically, we're talking about Kevin Garnett landing with the Boston Celtics in a massive trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, teaming with Paul Pierce and the previously acquired Ray Allen. We're talking about whether the Sixers should have made a similar run at Garnett, whether the balance of power in the NBA's Eastern Conference is dramatically affected, and what this does to the immediate hopes of the Sixers.
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April 4, 2016
CHARLOTTE - This is what it has come to for 76ers coach Brett Brown. Early in the first quarter Friday night, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, who earlier in the day was named the Eastern Conference coach of the month, called for big man Al Jefferson to check into the game. Brown immediately looked down his bench and motioned for 37-year-old Elton Brand. Though Jefferson has been slowed by injuries and a drug-related suspension this season, he is still one of the best-low post scorers in the NBA. And Brown's best bet to counter that substitution was Brand.
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December 9, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Before their game even started last night against the Charlotte Bobcats, the 76ers were in a hole, as rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams was back in Philly nursing a sore knee. Then, as has been the norm lately, they got themselves in a bigger hole in the first quarter. Charlotte made 14 of its 25 first-quarter shots and scored 36 points. In the past three games, teams are shooting 63.1 percent (41-for-65) in the first quarter against the Sixers and averaging a little less than 37 points.
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April 10, 2011
Wizards deal Hawks another loss Andray Blatche scored 23 points, John Wall had 19, and the Washington Wizards dealt the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks their fourth straight loss, 115-83, on Saturday night in Washington. The reeling Hawks, who are set to play Orlando in the playoffs, are heading into the postseason in less than ideal shape. The Wizards broke a 12-game losing streak against Atlanta, have won four of six, and are probably playing their best this season. They have just 10 healthy players - including five rookies and three who played in the NBA D-League this season.
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January 26, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
A matchup of the Western Conference's best teams turned out to be a mismatch. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points before sitting out the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the visiting San Antonio Spurs yesterday, 99-85. The win was the fourth straight and 14th in 17 games for the Lakers, whose .814 winning percentage is the best in the NBA. Trevor Ariza came off the bench to score 17 points to match his season high, Andrew Bynum had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Jordan Farmar, in his first game after missing 18 with a foot injury, added 14 points for the Lakers.
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April 4, 2016
CHARLOTTE - This is what it has come to for 76ers coach Brett Brown. Early in the first quarter Friday night, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, who earlier in the day was named the Eastern Conference coach of the month, called for big man Al Jefferson to check into the game. Brown immediately looked down his bench and motioned for 37-year-old Elton Brand. Though Jefferson has been slowed by injuries and a drug-related suspension this season, he is still one of the best-low post scorers in the NBA. And Brown's best bet to counter that substitution was Brand.
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November 22, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Just about ever since Brett Brown laid eyes on Nerlens Noel, he has labeled him a difference-maker at the defensive end of the floor. "A world-class shot blocker" the Sixers coach has said of the 6-11, 220-pounder. But a problem arose the past two drafts when the Sixers had centers fall to them, Joel Embiid in 2014, then Jahlil Okafor last June. Embiid is sideleined again after his second foot surgery, so Brown is in the midst of trying to figure out how to pair Noel and Okafor.
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November 22, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Brown learned during his time as the Australian National team coach that extended road trips provide opportunities for "calculated coaching. " So that's what the 76ers coach hopes to do with his youthful squad during a current six-game road trip. "We have a chance to learn in a bunch of different ways - classroom, walk-through, video," said Brown, whose squad kicked off the trip Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. "We have a chance to come together chemistry-wise in a bunch of different ways.
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December 21, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer Neiburj@phillynews.com
WHEN MICHAEL Carter-Williams flushed home a transition dunk with just over 10 seconds to play, the home crowd roared. It wasn't because the late-game two-handed slam had any significance in the result, rather it was the deal the fans will get on a Papa John's pizza thanks to the Sixers scoring more than 90 points. Outside of that moment, the Sixers gave the home crowd little else to cheer about last night. With games against two fellow Eastern Conference bottom feeders this weekend, the game served as an opportunity for the Sixers to pick up their third win of the season.
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April 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE - The 76ers lost to the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night. So what else is new? The 111-105 decision marked the Sixers' fourth consecutive defeat and 32d loss in 34 games. But the Sixers (17-63) played much better than expected, especially coming off consecutive double-digit losses to the Memphis Grizzlies (Friday) and the Toronto Raptors (Wednesday) on this three-game road trip. So this six-point setback could be seen as a moral victory for the tanking franchise.
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April 4, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not surprisingly, the 76ers lost again Wednesday night. This time, it was at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats. And it wasn't even close. Dominating from start to finish, the Bobcats prevailed, 123-93, at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers (16-59) have lost two straight and 28 of 29 games. They are riding their 12th losing streak of the season. There was little that the Sixers did right, and there was next to nothing that they stopped the Bobcats (37-38) from doing. "There was spirit that was knocked out of us, early," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
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December 9, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Before their game even started last night against the Charlotte Bobcats, the 76ers were in a hole, as rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams was back in Philly nursing a sore knee. Then, as has been the norm lately, they got themselves in a bigger hole in the first quarter. Charlotte made 14 of its 25 first-quarter shots and scored 36 points. In the past three games, teams are shooting 63.1 percent (41-for-65) in the first quarter against the Sixers and averaging a little less than 37 points.
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July 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW ORLEANS, Portland and Sacramento have agreed to a three-team trade sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, people familiar with the deal said. The people, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal, which was first reported by ESPN.
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July 1, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next up for Sam Hinkie and the 76ers: free agency. Monday begins the next important step in the general manager's quest to rebuild the franchise. Waiting another year to make a big splash would make sense. That's when the Sixers could have the salary cap space to lure a max-level star player. But don't get it twisted. The Sixers will have to make some free-agency moves this offseason no matter what. Come Monday, they will have only seven holdovers from this past season's team.
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April 13, 2013
LeBron James scored 20 points in 29 minutes, and Rashard Lewis added 19 on a huge night for the Miami bench as the Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 109-101, Friday to tie their franchise record for home wins in a season. The Heat erased an early 13-point deficit with a 41-point second quarter to win their 35th home game to tie the standard set in 2004-05. Dwyane Wade, back after missing six games with a bruised right kneecap, scored 11 points in 34 minutes.   Jazz keep hope alive   Al Jefferson tied a career high with 40 points, including a clutch jumper with 39 seconds left, to power the Utah Jazz past the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-100.
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