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.
March 31, 2016 |
When will the 76ers get another win? What will it take? They had the Charlotte Hornets in town for the first matchup of a home-and-away series Tuesday night. And they got off to a solid start, leading by 15-14 with 4 minutes, 29 seconds left in the first quarter. And they lost again, 100-85, at the Wells Fargo Center. Playing another game without their young post players, the Sixers were torched by the Hornets. But not having post players Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant, Jahlil Okafor, and Richaun Holmes might not have mattered against the Hornets (43-31)
March 17, 2016 |
Finally playing as if their chance at a playoff berth was on the line, which it is, the Wizards picked up their second consecutive lopsided victory over a team just ahead of them in the standings, beating Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls, 117-96, behind John Wall's triple-double Wednesday night in Washington. Wall, an all-star point guard, produced 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, outplaying Rose, who returned after missing two games with a strained left groin and finished with 16 points and four assists.
March 4, 2016 |
After the 76ers tied an NBA futility mark by losing 18 games to start the season, a 10-game skid might not seem like much. It also might seem like an insignificant number for the players who lived through that nightmarish start and a 12-game losing streak. But the Sixers are on their third double-digit skid after a 119-99 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers (8-53) have lost 10 straight and 14 of their last 15 games. Their last victory was a 103-98 decision over the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 6. "Yeah, it is frustrating," Nerlens Noel said of the latest double-digit streak.
November 19, 2015 |
DOVER, Del. - If there was one thing that Penn coach Steve Donahue proved after his Quakers matched a 34-year-old record for the fastest three-game start to a season, it's that he knows the history of his program. The Quakers saw a nine-point second-half lead disappear against Delaware State but came back Tuesday night with a clutch late 7-0 run fueled by Matt Howard and went on to a 60-54 victory over the Hornets at Memorial Hall. The win gave Penn its first 3-0 start to a season since 1981-82.
April 6, 2015 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets' Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Cody Zeller were out. Jason Richardson, Isaiah Canaan, and Thomas Robinson didn't play for the 76ers. And Nerlens Noel, the Sixers' best player, suffered a game-ending cut to his right lower eyelid in the second quarter. Saturday night's game at the Time Warner Cable Arena had a "who's who" of sidelined players. Perhaps to the dismay of the Sixers, Gerald Henderson remained in the game. The former Episcopal Academy standout scored the go-ahead layup with 6 seconds left in the Hornets' 92-91 victory.
April 5, 2015 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Hornets fans may be surprised when they get their first glimpse at the 76ers. The Sixers won't carry themselves like an 18-58 team once they step on the floor for Saturday's game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Rookies JaKarr Sampson and Glenn Robinson III may even have an impromptu slam dunk contest during warm-ups. And the fans will be sure to see a close-knit group that plays hard and enjoying the moment. "I'm proud of our guys for staying together with some of the cornerstones that we set with [the]
January 12, 2015 |
TORONTO - The opening appeared, and Gerald Henderson was through it all night at the Air Canada Centre. It's been like that since the Episcopal Academy graduate hit the starting lineup for the Charlotte Hornets. An opening appeared, at midseason, and he's through it. Although Hornets point guard Kemba Walker had 29 points on Thursday, he said after Charlotte got past Toronto, 103-95: "Tonight, it was Gerald. He was unbelievable at the offensive end. " It's always been very tough to keep Henderson from getting to his spots.
December 30, 2014 |
Nearly a week after celebrating with fans who stormed the court after a decisive victory against No. 10 Kansas, with the start of conference play looming, the Temple Owls returned to the court and sidestepped a potential land mine. They didn't overlook Delaware State. Jesse Morgan scored a team-high 15 points, all on three-pointers in the second half, and Jaylen Bond added 12 points and set a building record with 18 rebounds on the way to a 66-56 victory Sunday night at the Liacouras Center.