December 27, 2014 |
Now, here comes the hard part of the road trip. The 76ers are feeling good about themselves after disposing of the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic in their last two games. That's understandable, considering victories have been hard to come by for the 4-23 team. But the remaining five games on the road will show just how much the Sixers have improved since the start of the season. They will open the West Coast portion of the trip against the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. Friday at the Moda Center.
January 6, 2014 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - There has been a sense of euphoria around the 76ers lately. They had beaten the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver, and Sacramento for their first three-game road winning streak since Nov. 7-10, 2012. And now they are on Cloud Nine. The Sixers did the unthinkable Saturday night, hitting five foul shots in the final 21 seconds to defeat Western Conference powerhouse Portland, 101-99, at the Moda Center. The victory gave them four consecutive road wins for the first time since they beat Cleveland, Indiana, New Jersey, and Milwaukee on April 18-25, 2012.
December 16, 2013 |
Evan Turner shook his head near the 76ers' bench early in the third quarter after he was unable stop a Portland three-pointer. Then he and his teammates ran to the other end of the court. Minutes later, Tony Wroten received a technical foul for voicing his displeasure on a no-call by a referee. Then with 7 minutes, 19 seconds remaining, Daniel Orton was ejected for elbowing Meyers Leonard after receiving a flagrant-two foul from Leonard, who was also tossed. Yes, it turned out to be that kind of night for the starving-for-a-victory and seemingly frustrated Sixers.
March 22, 2013
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24, and the Portland Trail Blazers completed a season sweep of the Bulls with a 99-89 victory on Thursday night in Chicago. Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Blazers beat Chicago, 102-94, on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season. Rose still unsure Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose still isn't sure when he'll come back from his knee injury.
March 20, 2013 |
THE NEWS couldn't have come at a worse time. The Sixers are in the midst of playing their best basketball of the season and led the Portland Trail Blazers by eight at halftime, another solid offensive performance. Then word was passed to press row that Andrew Bynum was going to have surgery Tuesday on both knees and the rest of his season was lost before it ever began. The announcement on Bynum wasn't unexpected, it was just that the timing was bad. Instead of the focus being put on the team's play, here it was, yet again, on the prized acquisition who never came to be. It is sort of a microcosm of the 76ers' season, the bad news seeming to override the good.
December 4, 2012 |
AFTER six games in 8 days on the East Coast, you might think the Portland Trail Blazers might be ready to run out of steam. You'd be wrong. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch three-pointers and Portland overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the host Charlotte Bobcats, 118-112, in overtime Monday night. The Blazers trailed by 97-79 with 5:17 left in regulation but stormed back to tie the score and sent it into overtime on Babbitt's three with 22 seconds left.
March 20, 2011 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 76ers had very little going for them on Saturday night. The Rose Garden was filled, fans in every seat, and the Portland Trail Blazers were potent, hitting more than every other shot. Without starting swingman Andre Iguodala and staring at a cross-country red-eye flight after a weeklong trip, the Sixers would only win this game by displaying remarkable resilience. They showed some, but they just didn't have enough of it. Despite hanging around all game, the Sixers lost to the Trail Blazers, 110-101.
December 1, 2010 |
IN THE Three Dog Night song, one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do and two can be as bad as one. Not to Doug Collins. Two is one of the best numbers he's seen all of this short season. For the first time under Collins' tutelage, the Sixers have won consecutive games, last night downing the Portland Trail Blazers at the Wells Fargo Center, 88-79. On a night when the home team made just 19 of 49 shots in the final three quarters, Andre Iguodala was limited to just four shots and rookie Evan Turner again struggled with just one point, the team found a way to win because of its stubbornness on the defensive end. Portland was able to make just four of 20 shots from the floor in an 11-point fourth quarter as the Sixers won for the first time this season by single digits.
December 1, 2010 |
Approaching game's end, the 76ers ignored the scoreboard. Those flashing numbers showed too big a lead, with too little time left, and those numbers could have tricked them into thinking the game was already won. The Sixers have felt that pain before. Which could be why in the final minutes of Tuesday night's 88-79 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Sixers defended as if it were tied, executed on offense as if they were trailing, and called time-outs as if they needed a strategic overhaul.
January 1, 2010 |
Limping Blazers The injury bug bit the Portland Trail Blazers again Wednesday night, but they didn't let it stop them. They beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 103-99, at home. But the Blazers lost LaMarcus Aldridge when he sprained his left ankle early in the first quarter and missed the rest of the game. Portland is already without guard-forward Rudy Fernandez (back) and forwards Travis Outlaw (left foot) and Nicolas Batum (shoulder). Centers Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden are both out for the season with knee injuries.