May 15, 2013
George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the host Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a three-games-to-one lead in the second-round series. Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Game 5 will be Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. NBA scoring champ Carmelo Anthony fouled out with 24 points. J.R. Smith had 19 on another dreadful night for the Knicks.
March 21, 2011 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina's Roy Williams woke up Sunday morning feeling ill. The Hall of Fame coach then had to endure one stomach-turning play after another in a dramatic finish that left the Tar Heels in a familiar spot: the NCAA tournament Sweet 16. Tyler Zeller scored 23 points, Harrison Barnes added 22, and North Carolina survived for an 86-83 win over seventh seeded Washington (24-11) in the East Regional. The Tar Heels are into the second weekend for a record 24th time.
May 15, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
October 21, 2011 |
NORTH CAROLINA was the near-unanimous No. 1 choice in the ESPN/ USA Today coaches' preseason basketball poll. The Tar Heels return a nucleus of outstanding players, including sophomore forward Harrison Barnes. Last season, UNC finished 29-8, falling in the East Regional final. Kentucky finished second in the voting, followed by Ohio State, defending champion Connecticut and Syracuse. Rounding out the coaches' top 10 were Duke, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Memphis and Florida.
July 4, 2016 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The professional debuts of 76ers rookies Ben Simmons and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot were put on hold, but they should be on the court very soon. The players arrived in town Saturday night and signed their contracts. Simmons later tweeted a photo of himself signing his contract, meaning he should be available to participate in summer-league games. "Happy to say I'm a part of the family #Sixers," Simmons wrote in his tweet. Luwawu-Cabarrot posted a photo of his signing on Instagram Sunday morning.
July 12, 2016 |
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers missed out on some targeted free agents, but they are working on signing the players they have. Dario Saric, a 2014 draft acquisition, is expected to play for the Sixers this season. Gerald Henderson signed his contract Saturday. The Sixers are expected to sign Jerryd Bayless shortly. Meanwhile, Sergio Rodriguez must pass FIBA clearance and get bought out of his contract before he's able to sign. While all of that is taking shape, the team's prized addition got offensive Sunday in the NBA Summer League.
February 2, 2016 |
BRETT BROWN has seen the swagger before. He's even owned it. It's that confident stroll of a champion entering arenas throughout the NBA, knowing that on most nights just showing up makes the battle unfair. During his days with the San Antonio Spurs, Brown experienced that overwhelming feel of superiority. He saw it on Saturday when Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors brought the most-talked-about show in sports to the Wells Fargo Center to face Brown's 76ers. But a strange thing happened during the Warriors' 108-105 win, one that wasn't decided until Harrison Barnes drained a three-pointer from the right sideline with 0.2 seconds remaining.
July 1, 2016 |
THIS IS the most exciting free-agent period since the Sixers' breakdown and rebuild plan began three years ago. Beginning Friday, teams around the NBA can contact free agents, and with more than $60 million under the salary cap, the 76ers have a shot at becoming big players in free agency. As with the players the Sixers will be courting over the next several days, there are pros and cons as to why a player would consider coming to Philadelphia, a franchise that has averaged under 16 wins the previous three seasons.
December 1, 2011 |
Harrison Barnes scored 10 of his 20 points during the decisive second-half surge to help No. 5 North Carolina rally past No. 9 Wisconsin, 60-57, on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tyler Zeller added 12 points for the Tar Heels (6-1), who had to show plenty of fight and toughness to outlast the Badgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Coming off its first loss of the season, North Carolina trailed by five points midway through the second half before going on an 18-5 run that finally put the Tar Heels ahead for good.
March 16, 2012 |
Instead of wallowing after getting thumped by rival Ohio State, Michigan went back to work. Now the Wolverines (24-9) hope the reward after a 22-point loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament semifinals is a run in the NCAA tournament. Fourth-seeded Michigan faces No. 13 seed Ohio on Friday in the second round in Nashville. Ohio (27-7) is back in the NCAA tournament two years after upsetting third-seeded Georgetown, 97-83, as a No. 14 seed. The winner will face Temple or South Florida.