April 6, 2013
When/Where: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. TV: TCN (taped at 10:30 p.m.) Records: Soul (0-1); Predators (0-2) About the Soul: The Soul enter the game after a bye week. . . . The Soul led the league in passing offense after Week 1 at 323 yards and currently leads the league in total offense at 347. . . . The Soul's Tiger Jones is the league leader in receiving yards per game at 169. About the Predators: Orlando is coming off a Week 2 loss to San Jose.
October 31, 2012 |
AS HE READIED himself for his first game in the NBA, then-19-year-old Jrue Holiday had the look of a scared and excited teenager attempting to get his driver's license, or going on his first date. He had arrived at the Amway Center in Orlando early on Oct. 28, 2009 and was one of the first players on the court. He worked out hard with assistant coach Aaron McKie, a full 3 hours before tipoff, concentrating on his shooting and ballhandling. But when the team took the floor for the first game under head coach Eddie Jordan, Holiday lagged behind, dressed in street clothes, with an oversized suit jacket borrowed from teammate Primoz Brezec hanging off his thin shoulders.
July 13, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Former Penn star Zack Rosen is adapting to his postcollege basketball career. The undrafted rookie point guard, player of the year in the Ivy League and Big Five, has struggled to gain consistent minutes for the 76ers in the Orlando NBA Summer League. "I'm just trying to do the most I can with whatever minutes I get," Rosen said. "It's a different situation; it's a new thing. You don't know what kind of opportunities you're going to get, but [I] try to make the most of them.
July 5, 2012 |
The 76ers, who were hoping to get a look at rookie forward Arnett Moultrie on the floor against NBA talent, will have to wait a little longer than expected. Moultrie, whom the Sixers acquired in a trade from Miami at last week's draft, will not play in the Orlando 2012 Pro Summer League July 9 to 13 because of a sprained left ankle. The injury occurred during a predraft workout in Sacramento on June 25. Moultrie will make the trip to Orlando to continue receiving treatment on the ankle.
April 17, 2012 |
ORLANDO - With about 71/2 minutes to play in the third quarter, Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson casually drove the lane and lofted a nifty lob pass to center Daniel Orton, who deposited an easy layup with nary a 76ers defender in sight. After the ball went through the basket, Sixers coach Doug Collins looked at assistant head coach Michael Curry and asked, "What do we do, Coach?" It was that perplexing of a night. Before the game, Collins had talked about his team's need to negate the three-point shooting of the Magic, particularly Ryan Anderson.
April 16, 2012 |
ORLANDO - With 7 minutes, 28 seconds left in the third quarter, Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson casually drove the lane and lofted a nifty lob pass to center Daniel Orton, who deposited an easy layup with nary a 76ers defender in sight. After the ball went through the basket, coach Doug Collins looked at assistant head coach Michael Curry and asked, "What do we do, coach?" It was that perplexing of a night. Before the game, the Sixers coach talked of his team's need to negate the three-point shooting of the Magic, particularly Ryan Anderson.
February 27, 2012 |
ORLANDO - It appeared as if the only thing that accompanied 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala at every moment this All-Star weekend was a smile. The eighth-year player seemed genuinely flattered, humbled, excited and nervous. It certainly was a different side to the player Sixers fans have been watching during his career. Some Iguodala moments: * He was the first player on the court last night before the game. Iguodala appeared on the Amway Center floor about an hour-and-a-half before the tipoff, maybe to get rid of some of the nervous energy that had no doubt built up. * He was the third No. 9 to enter to game for the Eastern Conference, following Chicago's Luol Deng and Boston's Rajon Rondo.
February 17, 2012 |
As he sat in front of his locker stall in the Amway Center in Orlando, you could almost see Evan Turner's mind at work as he digested the question concerning the dip in his playing time. This was just before he played 26 minutes and scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds in the 76ers' 103-87 loss to a hot-shooting Magic team Wednesday night. "I don't know," said Turner, averaging almost 21 minutes per game in February compared with the 26 he logged in January. "I have never asked [coach Doug Collins]
February 16, 2012 |
ORLANDO - When the NBA all-stars come here to play their midseason showcase game, the only member of the Orlando Magic who will play - perhaps for the last time in a Magic uniform - will be center Dwight Howard. However, in their game with the 76ers on Wednesday night, Howard's teammates played like all-stars for a 103-87 win at the sold-out Amway Center. The Magic (19-11) connected on 15 of 25 three-pointers (60 percent) and shot 53.3 percent from the floor against a Sixers team that typically has been stingy this season in terms of opponents' field-goal percentage.
February 16, 2012 |
ORLANDO - There certainly were signs early that it would not be a good night for the 76ers. Front and center among the many problems was their inability to make shots, as they missed nine of their first 12, while Orlando made nine of its first 12. The Sixers were turning the ball over and allowing wide-open jump shots, and were unable to stop Dwight Howard. Although coach Doug Collins' frustration was nearing the boiling point, he is too familiar with his team to think there wouldn't be improvement.