November 16, 2015 |
SAN ANTONIO - The 76ers are easy targets right now. ESPN, sports-talk radio, newspapers, and websites are all taking swings at a team destined to win fewer than 20 games for the third consecutive season. There is talk about how their tanking for a third season is a disgrace. There are mentions that general manager Sam Hinkie is being greedy, since he already has young standouts to build with in Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Media and fans say it's time to fill out the roster and stop prolonging the embarrassment.
December 27, 2010
Who: Sixers ( 11-18) at Golden State (11-18) ( not including last night's game) When: 10:30 p.m. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WIP (610-AM)
February 9, 1989 |
The Los Angeles Clippers avoided an NBA record they didn't want last night as Ken Norman scored 32 points and Gary Grant made key plays down the stretch in a 114-111 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Clippers ended a 19-game losing streak, one shy of the NBA single- season record set by the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers. Los Angeles took the lead midway through the final quarter, then barely held on as the Rockets' Akeem Olajuwon, who had 30 points, fouled out with 1 minute, 27 seconds remaining and with Houston down by 111-109.
May 31, 2012
NEW YORK - The New Orleans Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, won the NBA's draft lottery and the No. 1 pick overall. The Hornets, after a difficult season in which they traded All-Star Chris Paul, have a shot to add another superstar, with Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis considered the best player available. The Hornets moved up from the fourth spot to earn the pick. The Charlotte Bobcats, after the worst season in NBA history, fell to the No. 2 pick.
December 7, 2011 |
IT STARTS bad and ends even worse. But the 76ers' 66-game schedule, released last night, is very favorable in between. The Sixers will open with five straight road games, beginning in Portland on Monday, Dec. 26. They will then play at Phoenix, Utah, Golden State and New Orleans before hosting the Detroit Pistons in the home opener on Friday, Jan. 6. From that point, the Sixers will play 18 of 22 games at the Wells Fargo Center. During that time, they will host Chicago on Feb. 1, Miami on Feb. 3, the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 6 and San Antonio on Feb. 8 before ending the run with the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 10. Twice during the season, they will play three games in 3 days.
February 11, 2015 |
Before the game Monday with Golden State, 76ers coach Brett Brown suggested that the feared Warriors were actually a good measuring stick for his team. He didn't mean that the Sixers could measure up to the Western Conference's top team; Brown was comparing his squad now to the last time it played Golden State. That would be Dec. 30, a 126-86 Warriors whitewash in Oakland. There was another Sixers loss this time around, but they were much more competitive. Even with the all-star backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson having an off-night, the Warriors earned an 89-84 win over the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center.
April 26, 2015 |
Anthony Racobaldo is a three-sport athlete at Williamstown. But when it came to college, Racobaldo knew it was time to focus on one sport. He decided on wrestling - in California, of all places. "I had never been there," Racobaldo said of the Golden State. "But once I visited, I loved it. It's awesome. " Racobaldo signed a wrestling scholarship Wednesday with California Baptist, an NCAA Division II program in Riverside, Calif. Racobaldo said he visited the school in late March - when the weather still was winter-like in South Jersey - and was impressed.
December 30, 2012 |
OAKLAND, Calif. — The 76ers found out on Friday night what the rest of the league is discovering about one-time patsy Golden State — that the Warriors are pretty good. Golden State, which last season lost games to the Sixers by 22 and 26 points, respectively, built a 20-point lead late in the third — a carryover from a very strong second period — and held on to defeat the Sixers, 96-89, at sold-out (19,596) Oracle Arena on Friday. The loss, the Sixers' 10th in their last 14 games, dropped the Sixers' record to 14-16.
May 8, 2013 |
The 76ers have begun their search for a coach to replace Doug Collins, but there could be a few obstacles. One issue facing the Sixers is that some of the candidates who have been identified are still involved in the playoffs. Indiana assistant Brian Shaw, for instance, is also a candidate for the Brooklyn Nets job. The Nets are looking to replace interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, who was fired after Brooklyn dropped Game 7 of its first-round series to the Chicago Bulls. Indiana general manager Donnie Walsh told the New York Daily News that Shaw, who has never been a head coach, will be permitted to interview for coaching jobs when the Pacers' season ends.
January 1, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - On the first day of a new year, the 76ers are no different from a lot of folks in that they want to change the way they've done certain things. For instance, when they take the court at the Staples Center on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Sixers (14-17) don't want to relive the nightmarish defensive performance of just more than two weeks ago. That was when the Lakers (15-15) invaded the Wells Fargo Center, hit 10 three-pointers by halftime and had the Sixers, losers of 11 of their last 15 games, trying to mount comebacks in the second half of a game they ultimately lost, 111-98.