December 8, 2009 |
Not just Allen Iverson returned to the Wachovia Center last night. The 76ers' energy, effort, and enthusiasm did, too. Unfortunately for the Sixers, victory was not part of that package deal. In front of a sellout crowd of 20,664, the Sixers were something they've rarely been this season: fun to watch. But the night also ended the way the previous nine had: with a loss. The Denver Nuggets spoiled Iverson's homecoming, defeating the Sixers, 93-83. The loss makes 10 in a row for the Sixers.
December 17, 2009 |
The game's most important play ended with LeBron James jogging back on defense, king of the 76ers' court. The play began with the Sixers leading, looking as if they might swipe one from the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers. But James came through with a big steal, then buried a three-pointer, and the Cavaliers proceeded to put away a 108-101 victory last night. The Sixers slipped to 6-19, losers of 13 of their last 14 games. Cleveland improved to 19-7. Through 25 games, the Sixers still have not beaten a team with a winning record.
October 27, 2010 |
A throng of media attended the 76ers' final full practice before tonight's season opener against the much-touted Miami Heat. The questions posed to Doug Collins, who will be directing his first game as head coach of the team that made him the first overall draft pick in 1973, mostly centered on how he expects to compete with the new "Dream Team," which boasts All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. "I'm excited for our guys to get out and start playing," Collins said.
February 9, 2012 |
Andre Iguodala is a first-time all-star, a selection in which winning trumped individual scoring statistics. The Sixers are 18-8 and entered Thursday as the No. 3 team in the Eastern Conference. Iguodala, 28, was among the seven Eastern Conference reserves named Thursday night. The NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Orlando. Last week, the starters - selected by the fans - were announced. The Eastern Conference head coaches picked the reserves. The coaches had to select two guards, two forwards, a center, and two wild cards; they couldn't vote for their own players.
September 27, 2010 |
Michael Vick for Kevin Kolb? Andre Iguodala for Carmelo Anthony? Easy decisions for the Eagles, sort of. For the 76ers? Well . . . A Western Conference executive told the Daily News yesterday that the Nuggets and Sixers were involved in talks that could bring megastar forward Carmelo Anthony to Philadelphia and send Andre Iguodala to Denver. The executive said that Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri had talked with Sixers GM Ed Stefanski about a possible move.
December 1, 2010 |
Approaching game's end, the 76ers ignored the scoreboard. Those flashing numbers showed too big a lead, with too little time left, and those numbers could have tricked them into thinking the game was already won. The Sixers have felt that pain before. Which could be why in the final minutes of Tuesday night's 88-79 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Sixers defended as if it were tied, executed on offense as if they were trailing, and called time-outs as if they needed a strategic overhaul.
February 6, 2012 |
BEFORE LAST WEEK, the main question posed to 76ers coach Doug Collins and his team was about the next 2 weeks, which included seven games against some of the top teams in the league. Wins against Orlando and Chicago were impressive, before Friday night's 20-point loss to the Miami Heat. In that game, the Sixers stayed close before a 15-0 run by Miami in the final quarter allowed it to pull away. After the game, forward Andre Iguodala put it best: "You have to give [Miami]
June 3, 2010
Doug Collins, who will come to town later this month to settle in as the 76ers' coach, has been working the phones and the text-message system to make initial contact with as many of his players as possible. "I've reached out to six, seven guys and left messages," said Collins, who has already met with Andre Iguodala. "Every one I called got back to me within minutes. I just want them to know there's some hope in the air, and what came back to me was a sense that they're ready for some change.
December 26, 2008 |
It's not much, but for the 76ers right now, any change of scenery is welcome. Tonight, they begin a grueling five-game Western road trip against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. One Nugget is expected to be missing from the lineup: star forward Carmelo Anthony, who is averaging 20.5 points and 7.4 rebounds a game. Anthony has missed the last two games because of a bruised right elbow. The 18-11 Nuggets are the first in a strong string of Sixers opponents, including the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs.
October 13, 2008 |
Thaddeus Young and Andre Iguodala combined for 30 points yesterday as the 76ers defeated the Raptors, 85-79, in an NBA preseason game in Toronto. With four games left in their preseason schedule, the Sixers are 2-1. Their next game is tomorrow in New York against the Knicks. Yesterday, Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks went with the same starting lineup he has used all preseason: point guard Andre Miller, shooting guard Iguodala, small forward Young, power forward Elton Brand, and center Sam Dalembert.