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December 20, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Kevin Garnett says there is "no running away, no looking back. " At 19, he is the youngest player in the NBA and that's all there is to it. He will never know what college basketball might have been like. The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie, the fifth player picked in the June draft, isn't ready to say it would be right for any other high school player, including Lower Merion wunderkind Kobe Bryant. But it was right for him. Bryant, the 6-6 guard who is the son of former La Salle star and 76ers forward Joe Bryant, has been holding open the option of bypassing college and going directly to the pros.
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May 6, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Just when the search for the new general manager for the 76ers seemed to be reaching a climax, it has entered a new phase. Saying he wanted to make sure he left "no stone unturned," Sixers president Pat Croce decided late Friday to interview Rob Babcock for the job. Babcock, 44, the player-personnel director for the Minnesota Timberwolves, met with Croce yesterday. "As I was doing the checks on other people, I kept hearing his name," Croce said, explaining why he had expanded the field to include one final candidate.
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June 28, 2007 | By David Aldridge INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Greg Oden, who'll have much of the world on speed dial after this evening, has one big dream. "Wherever I'm drafted, I want to go to a Boys' Club and be able to go swimming," Oden said yesterday. "I want to go swimming at a Boys' Club. One day in Indianapolis, I went swimming, and a whole bunch of kids came over. It was fun. " Such lightheartedness is what endears people to the 7-foot, 250-pound Oden - who, barring cataclysmic events, will be the first pick in tonight's NBA draft, going to the Portland Trail Blazers.
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March 1, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All right, so maybe this wasn't quite equal to the U.S. Olympic hockey team's winning the gold medal in 1980. There will be no movie made about the unlikely result of last night's game between the 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, considering the way the Sixers have played lately, their 81-74 victory over the Midwest Division leaders in front of a delighted sellout crowd of 20,453 at the Wachovia Center leaned significantly toward the category marked "miracle. " The Sixers, who broke a four-game losing streak, went into the game without their top scorers, Allen Iverson and Glenn Robinson, both of whom are injured.
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February 29, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Minnesota Timberwolves wanted to take their game to the next level, but their resident superstar, Kevin Garnett, couldn't take them by himself. So general manager Kevin McHale rolled the dice. He brought in a pair of strong-willed veterans, Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell, in off-season trades to mesh their game with Garnett's and attempt to get the Timberwolves past the first round of the playoffs, where they have been eliminated the last seven seasons. Though viewed in some places as a gamble, the moves have paid off royally for the Timberwolves, who owned the NBA's second-best record entering last night's action.
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May 23, 2012
BOSTON - Boston Celtics forward-center Kevin Garnett didn't do much to endear himself to the Philadelphia fans, who are bound to give him a less-than-rousing welcome Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Sixers. Following the Celtics' 101-85 win on Monday at TD Garden that gave them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, Garnett was asked to compare the Boston and Philadelphia fans. "Not even close, not even close," Garnett said.
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April 2, 2013
Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds remaining, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 92-90, Monday night for their third consecutive victory. The Grizzlies matched their franchise record with their 50th win this season, and they won their 12th straight at home. Conley finished with 23 points. Elsewhere: Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-94, to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
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August 13, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Eric Fleisher, the agent for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, said the All-Star player would not be with the team after the 1997-98 season. Fleisher apparently was upset that owner Glen Taylor revealed earlier yesterday that Garnett had rejected a six-year, $103 million offer from the team. "It's unfortunate that the Timberwolves have not honored their word to keep all contract negotiations strictly confidential," Fleisher said. "Kevin Garnett will not re-sign with the club after next season.
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March 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Shaquille O'Neal had 33 points, and the Miami Heat rode an 18-2 second-half surge last night to a seventh straight victory, 107-90, over the Minnesota Timberwolves. O'Neal added 13 rebounds, was 10-for-18 from the floor and - most surprising, considering he was a 46.2 percent foul shooter coming into the game - shot 13-for-18 from the line. Dwyane Wade added 20 points for Miami, which won its 11th straight at home. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
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May 6, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Just because the Minnesota Timberwolves selected a high school player in last year's NBA draft doesn't mean they would do it again. In fact, Lower Merion High's Kobe Bryant can almost surely count out being selected by the lottery-locked Wolves. "There will be a kid who can do it once every decade," said Kevin McHale, the Wolves' vice president of basketball operations, who last year selected 6-11 small forward Kevin Garnett from Chicago's Farragut Academy at No. 5. "In another 10 years, it will happen again.
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November 25, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - The 76ers are taking a different approach to their rebuilding process than that of their opponent Monday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves have three players in Kevin Garnett, Andre Miller and Tayshaun Prince, who have at least 13 years of experience, to mentor their young standouts. Meanwhile, the Sixers' lone veteran presence comes from ninth-year forward Carl Landry. Because he will be sidelined until January, the 32-year-old really hasn't had a presence on a team whose second-oldest player is 24. So how do the Sixers make up for the lack of veteran presence?
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November 29, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Brown hopes that history will be kind to the 76ers. On the surface, the Sixers have been linked to the franchise's dismal 1972-73 squad after a 99-91 loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the Sixers' 15th consecutive loss to open the season, tying the organization's all-time worst start set by the 1972-73 team. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility mark. The current team, which is sacrificing wins for a top draft pick, might be hard-pressed to win seven games by season's end. This team is built to lose games.
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November 28, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers made franchise history Wednesday. Well, they tied it, at least. A 99-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center was the Sixers' 15th straight to open the season, tying the organization's all-time worst start. These Sixers joined the 1972-73 squad in reaching the dubious record. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility mark. But this season's squad gave Brooklyn (6-8) a scare before Kevin Garnett's clutch plays. With his team clinging to a 90-89 lead, Garnett made a foul shot with 1 minute, 13 seconds remaining.
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November 27, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
His necktie loosened, 76ers coach Brett Brown took a deep breath Monday night and cracked a slight smile. Brown's team had just hung with Portland, one of the league's best teams. The Sixers stayed competitive even though they didn't hit a single three-pointer and grabbed just seven offensive rebounds. It was their 14th straight defeat. One more and the Sixers will tie the franchise's all-time mark for the longest losing streak to start a season. But Brown said he saw some light.
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October 17, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
'THIS IS reality. " Those were the words of 76ers coach Brett Brown following his team's 127-97 thumping at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. While the two organizations are headed in polar-opposite directions at the moment, there were some frightening realizations brought to light in the 48 minutes of preseason action in front of what couldn't have been more than a few thousand spectators. While the Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have gone all-in and broken the bank in order to try to capture a title, the Sixers are fielding a team that is very short on NBA-proven players.
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October 16, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The longest-tenured Sixer had to shake his head Monday night over just how callow and curious some of his younger teammates are. At 25, Thaddeus Young is hardly a graybeard himself, and it's a testament to how inexperienced the Sixers will be this season, how little will be expected of them, that Young has emerged as a sage in the team's scouting meetings. "The other guys, they don't know," Young said. "They just played college basketball, and they barely watched the NBA. " So he answers their questions with as much patience as possible, even when they betray an almost incomprehensible ignorance of one of the sport's superstars.
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July 14, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE BLOCKBUSTER breakup of the Celtics is complete. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn-bound. The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade yesterday, a nine-player, three-draft pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008. And with a championship chapter in the Celtics' storied history closed, it's the Nets who are thinking big as they head into their second season in Brooklyn. "Today, the basketball gods smiled on the Nets," Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement.
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April 8, 2013
Carmelo Anthony collected 36 points and 12 rebounds, J.R. Smith hit a pair of shot-clock beaters in the final two minutes, and the visiting New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 125-120, on Sunday for their 12th consecutive win. The Knicks reached the 50-win mark for the first time in 13 years. Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists for Oklahoma City, which fell a game behind San Antonio for first place in the West with five games to play. Kevin Durant scored 27, slipping behind Anthony in the NBA scoring race.
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April 2, 2013
Mike Conley drove for a layup with 0.6 seconds remaining, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 92-90, Monday night for their third consecutive victory. The Grizzlies matched their franchise record with their 50th win this season, and they won their 12th straight at home. Conley finished with 23 points. Elsewhere: Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-94, to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
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March 7, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE INDIANA PACERS lost the lead, then lost sight of Jeff Green. Kevin Garnett found Green all alone under the basket for a layup with 0.5 seconds remaining to finish off a fourth-quarter comeback from 14 points down, and the visiting Boston Celtics beat the Pacers, 83-81, on Wednesday night. "Happy it went in," Green said. "Great pass by Garnett. Great execution by us. Good draw up by Doc [Rivers]. We have found ways to win. The trust is there now. Guys are giving what Doc wants.
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