February 12, 2011
76ers Notes As if the most obvious number of all, team record, wasn't daunting enough for the 76ers heading into Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, even more eye-popping numbers were available the deeper you dug. San Antonio, the NBA's best team, entered the game with a 44-8 record. The 76ers, an improving team, were 24-28. Earlier in the season, on Nov. 13, the Spurs defeated the Sixers, 116-93. That game was never close. Since then, the Spurs have separated themselves as the front-runners for the NBA title: Every team in the history of the league that has started 44-8 or better has won the championship.
February 7, 2011
76ers Notes NEW YORK - The 76ers' back-to-back games against the New York Knicks were not particularly kind to point guard Jrue Holiday . In Sunday afternoon's 117-103 loss to the Knicks, Holiday finished the game 1 for 8 from the floor with two points, four assists, and four turnovers. In Friday night's 100-98 victory over the Knicks, a game in which he did not play down the stretch, Holiday finished 2 for 8 from the floor with six points, three assists, and two turnovers.
January 1, 2011
Sixers Notes LOS ANGELES - The 76ers will get a chance to see who they are without Andre Iguodala . On Friday, the Sixers said that the swingman will be sidelined for five games and will not see on-court activity until Jan. 10. Iguodala was on the inactive list for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, missing his third consecutive game. Iguodala, who is averaging 14.2 points per game and has been the face of the franchise for the last three seasons, has missed about a third of this season with right Achilles tendinitis.
December 20, 2010 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The halftime score was every bit as bad as Giants 24, Eagles 3 would suggest. The game of the year seemed to be over before it started. And while speechifying can be overrated in sports, more about story line than about reality, someone felt the need to get up and say something. It was Asante Samuel, playing in his first game in a month after suffering a sprained knee. "Everybody, come show your heart," is what he remembers saying. "Let your heart show this second half.
December 13, 2010
76ers Notes After Sunday's 88-70 win over the New Orleans Hornets, 76ers coach Doug Collins praised the effort of Andre Iguodala , not just for 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists, but for his recent performance. "I think Andre is just starting to really hit his stride," Collins said. Iguodala is still not 100 percent healthy. He has missed five games with tendinitis in his right Achilles, and he said he tweaked the injury last week. "I am still struggling with it a little bit," Iguodala said.
December 4, 2010
76ers Notes ATLANTA - A month ago, 76ers guard Jodie Meeks was on the team's inactive list. On Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Meeks was in the team's starting lineup. It's been a quick trip from one end of the bench to the other for the second-year guard from the University of Kentucky. "It's what you work hard for," the 23-year-old Meeks said before Friday's game. "The beginning of the season, I wasn't playing, but I just kept my mind focused and stayed working hard and ready for my opportunity.
November 28, 2010
76ers Notes The 76ers' game against the visiting New Jersey Nets on Saturday was their fourth in five nights, including a 99-90 loss at Miami on Friday that was the team's third straight. "You as a coach, you always worry about that," Sixers coach Doug Collins said about playing frequently and not tasting success. "When you wake up and you're tired, you hope the guys feel better than I do right now. "I think our guys are pretty resilient. And I hope that I try to give them that mentality.
November 17, 2010
76ers Notes CLEVELAND - On Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the third time in five games, 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala did not play. After playing in 252 consecutive games, a streak running from the end of the 2006-07 season until last week, Iguodala has been hampered this season by a wrist injury and tendinitis in his right Achilles, the latter of which kept him out of Tuesday night's lineup. Before the game, Sixers coach Doug Collins said Iguodala "hasn't felt right all year," and that "nobody knows their body like the player.
November 8, 2010
76ers Notes NEW YORK - Swingman Andre Iguodala spent Sunday afternoon's game against the New York Knicks looking at the stat sheet, offering encouragement, and cheering during the 76ers' 106-96 victory at Madison Square Garden. He didn't play for the first time since the 2006-07 season finale, ending his games-played streak at 252. Iguodala, battling tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon, is listed as day-to-day. Starting in his place, rookie Evan Turner finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes, 17 seconds.
November 3, 2010
76ers Notes WASHINGTON - Technically, a new chapter of Thaddeus Young's career began Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards. Young, who did not sign a contract extension with the 76ers by Monday's 5 p.m. deadline, could become a restricted free agent as of July 1, 2011. Previously secure in his contract situation with the Sixers, Young now must consider how each performance affects his situation in the future. "I know at the end of the day these guys all want playing time so they can play well," said Sixers coach Doug Collins . "And the better they play, the more money they can make.