November 8, 2015 |
Believe it or not, the 76ers might not be in the worst shape of all NBA franchises. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers have issues that rival the Sixers'. On Friday, the Nets became the league's first team to start 0-6 this year after losing to the previously winless Lakers, 104-98, at the Barclays Center. Brooklyn then boarded a plane to face the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the 1-4 Lakers face the New York Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. And they're not tanking like the Sixers.
November 15, 2012 |
THE BOSTON CELTICS like to have a lot of veterans for this very reason. With point guard Rajon Rondo on the bench after injuring his right ankle, Leandro Barbosa sparked a third-quarter run and ran the offense in the fourth as the Celtics held off the Utah Jazz, 98-93, on Wednesday night. "That's what we brought him in here for," said Boston captain Paul Pierce, who led the way with 23 points, including a pair of key free throws with 19.5 seconds to play. Reserves Jeff Green and Barbosa each scored 16 points for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games.
December 18, 2011 |
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will have surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and will miss the entire season, the team announced on Saturday. Green is scheduled for an operation on Monday. Doctors have told him the operation "should completely repair Green's condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season," the Celtics said. If so, the timing of his training-camp exam - and the end of the NBA lockout - may have saved Green's life and helped the Celtics avert a tragedy like the 1993 death of Reggie Lewis, who died of heart problems on a practice court in the prime of his career.
May 2, 2011 |
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade knew his regular-season numbers against the Boston Celtics were lacking. He also knew that wouldn't matter in the playoffs. He was right: Game 1 of their anticipated series went to Wade and the Miami Heat. Wade scored 38 points on 14-of-21 shooting, James Jones set a Miami postseason record with 25 points off the bench, and the Heat beat Boston, 99-90, in Sunday's opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. "It's a big game. It's Game 1, at home," Wade said.
August 5, 2010
The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they signed 15-time NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal to a two-year contract. With center Kendrick Perkins sidelined after knee surgery, the Celtics went after the 18-year veteran, who had been a free agent after spending last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. O'Neal joins veteran stars Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on the team that lost the NBA Finals in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Detroit Pistons have re-signed 35-year-old center Ben Wallace to a two-year contract worth $1.9 million per season.
March 6, 2010 |
Three weeks ago, the 76ers were talking playoffs. Today, they are thinking of creative ways to stay focused for what will amount to 21 meaningless games. Last night's 96-86 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Wachovia Center wasn't as disturbing as recent blowout losses, but it was, by the final buzzer, just one more setback in a season of losing. The Sixers (22-39) have lost five consecutive games and have dropped eight of their last 10. The Celtics, with Kevin Garnett scoring 22 points, improved to 39-21.
December 21, 2009 |
The Memphis Grizzlies' recent success at home has come against some of the league's top teams. And Zach Randolph has been playing like one of the league's top forwards. Randolph had 32 points and a career-high 24 rebounds to help the Grizzlies hold on for a 102-96 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets yesterday. In the last 3 weeks, Memphis has claimed victories over Dallas, Cleveland and now the Nuggets, all of whom sit atop their respective divisions. "This builds our confidence up a lot," Randolph said.
December 19, 2009 |
BOSTON - Like everything else in this frigid area, Willie Green froze. Paul Pierce launched a shot in the waning seconds that could have won the game, and the way the 76ers season has gone so far, a swish, a loss and a long trip home seemed to be in their immediate future. Pierce's shot instead fell off to the left of the rim, somehow landed in the hands of Ray Allen, who then launched an off-balance three pointer that also missed. Improbable final score: Sixers 98, Celtics 97. It was the first loss in 12 games for the Celtics, who dropped to 20-5, including a 1-4 mark in Friday night home games.
May 13, 2009 |
Ray Allen's three-pointer with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in regulation gave Boston its first lead since the opening minutes as the Celtics beat the visiting Orlando Magic, 92-88, last night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Stephon Marbury scored all of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, keeping the Celtics in the game after a lackluster 36 minutes that left them trailing by 14 with 8:49 to play. Orlando led 85-75 with 5:39 left, then Boston scored the next 13 points to open an 88-85 lead before Rashard Lewis' free throws with 7.3 seconds left.
May 7, 2009 |
Rajon Rondo took the pass from Eddie House and bolted for the basket, cutting between 6-11 Dwight Howard and 6-10 Rashard Lewis for a thunderous dunk. In a crucial game for the Boston Celtics, the little guys came up big. Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double of the playoffs, and House scored a career high-shattering 31 points last night to lead host Boston to a 112-94 victory over the Orlando Magic that evened the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.