May 19, 2010 |
Luck was on the 76ers' side Tuesday night in Secaucus, N.J. Despite having just a 6 percent chance of landing the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, the Sixers overcame the odds with a helpful bounce from some ping-pong balls and are now slated to select second overall. They had entered the draft lottery with the odds pointing toward securing the sixth or seventh overall selection. The Washington Wizards landed the No. 1 overall pick despite entering the lottery with only a 10.3 percent chance of doing so. The New Jersey Nets, who had the best chance of winning the top pick at 25 percent, slipped to No. 3 overall.
January 1, 2001 |
The 76ers officially ended 2000 as the best team in the NBA. After what took place over the last six days, it is plausible that they could end the season that way as well. The Sacramento Kings might be the first to attest to that possibility, after the display both teams put on in an electrifying, nationally televised game at Arco Arena on Saturday night. In the end, the Sixers blew a 17-point lead they had held at the beginning of the fourth quarter. They surrendered 33 points and six three-pointers to Predrag Stojakovic, then 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots to Chris Webber, who was plagued by a stomach flu. But that certainly shouldn't bother Sixers fans, considering the outcome.
March 19, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The 76ers lost their way into sole possession of a franchise record in fitting fashion - not with a blowout but with the kind of plays that typify a team that can't do anything right. There was a no-look pass underneath the basket by Michael Carter-Williams that went directly to Indiana guard Donald Sloan. And Indiana's George Hill was left wide open late in the game on a corner three-pointer that he buried. Those types of miscues doomed the Sixers in a 99-90 setback to Indiana on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
March 6, 2014
15 76ers' losing streak. 20 Franchise record for losses in a row, set in 1973. 26 NBA record for consecutive losses, set by Cleveland in 2010-11.
December 5, 2014 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The 76ers were in the strange position of holding a one-point lead late in the game. Robert Covington, who joined the team only a few weeks ago after starring for a year in the NBA Development League, found himself with the ball in his hands to the left side of the basket with 1 minute, 15 seconds remaining, about 23 feet out. Only 6 seconds earlier, the Minnesota Timberwolves had climbed to within one, so plenty of time still remained...
November 16, 2014 |
HOUSTON - After nine games, after two humiliating drubbings, after zero victories, the 76ers are battered and beaten. Michael Carter-Williams talks about the team's desire to continue to fight. Coach Brett Brown, who had a successful career as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, doesn't want anyone's pity. But what else do you expect the face of the franchise and his coach, who demands high energy and effort, to say publicly? You'll get the real answer by glancing into the eyes of the players and coaches during this three-game Texas road trip.
November 14, 2014 |
DALLAS - So much for getting a lift. The 76ers were humiliated Thursday night in a 123-70 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. The 53-point setback was their worst since a 56-point loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in 1993. The Sixers are winless through eight games for the first time since the dreaded 1972-73 season. That team went 9-73 to set the NBA's futility record. Based on their last two losses by a combined 85 points, this season's squad is on pace to break that record.
March 18, 1988 |
Michael Adams, one of the smallest players in the NBA, has one of the biggest shots. Denver's 5-foot-10 guard hit a three-point shot in the third quarter to set an NBA record, then made another with 43 seconds left in overtime to give the Nuggets a 116-115 victory over visiting Portland, snapping the Trail Blazers' nine-game winning streak. "Any time Mike is open I want him to shoot the three-pointer," Denver coach Doug Moe said. Adams was only 2-for-10 from three-point range but broke the NBA record of 23 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer set earlier this season by Boston's Danny Ainge.
March 10, 2013
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three-pointers in the first half, finished with 11, and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night in New York. Williams made his first eight shots behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the NBA record of 12 threes as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed with 1 minute, 8 seconds left, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
July 8, 2012 |
MIAMI - Ray Allen, the NBA record holder for three- point goals, told the Miami Heat he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons. Allen made the move Friday night, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as Miami will be able to next season. Miami could offer Allen only the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Allen, 37, cannot officially sign until Wednesday. Miami wanted Allen because of its ongoing quest to keep surrounding its superstar core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh with shooters who extend defenses and therefore create room around the basket for the big three to attack.