March 13, 2015 |
'IT JUST FELT so strange. I can't put my finger on it. I've been in this league a long time and I've never felt anything like it. It just felt weird. " That was how 76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute described his team's offense wednesday night in a 104-95 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls, which dropped the Sixers to 14-50. The numbers back up Mbah a Moute's assessment. Consider: * The Sixers had 16 assists on 36 made field goals. * They shot a floor-record 41 three-pointers, making only 11. * They went close to 9 minutes without scoring a field goal, missing 14 straight field-goal attempts during that time.
March 24, 2014 |
CHICAGO - The losing has been long, painful, and often embarrassing. Now, it's close to being historic. The 76ers are two losses away from tying the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers' record for futility. The Sixers' losing streak reached 24 games on Saturday as Joakim Noah scored 20 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 91-81 victory at the United Center. The Sixers (15-55) have the second-longest losing streak in NBA history behind Cleveland. They have yet to win since former teammate Evan Turner hit a buzzer-beater at Boston on Jan. 29 and have dropped a mind-boggling 34 of 37. "At the end of the day, we are going to get over the hump," Thaddeus Young said about snapping the losing streak.
March 21, 2014 |
Someone else will have to be "that team. " The Chicago Bulls did what they needed to do Wednesday night to avoid being the team that let the 76ers end their losing streak. The Bulls had six double-figure scorers and escaped with a 102-94 victory at the Wells Fargo Center, extending the Sixers' franchise-record losing streak to 22 games. They are four defeats from tying the NBA record of 26 consecutive losses set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. This was the 17th consecutive home loss for the Sixers (15-53)
May 13, 2013
Harrison Barnes collected 26 points and 10 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 22 on an injured left ankle, and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs, 97-87, in overtime Sunday in Oakland, Calif., to even their Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Jarrett Jack added 24 points in reserve and Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. Golden State scored the first nine points of overtime to whip the yellow-shirt-clad crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy and give this topsy-turvy series another twist.
April 3, 2013
Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the visiting New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat, 102-90, on Wednesday night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York. Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers, all held out with injuries that are not believed to be serious.
March 22, 2013 |
LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers completed a season sweep of the Chicago Bulls with a 99-89 victory on Thursday night. 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. Joakim Noah had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 44 percent.
March 4, 2013 |
DAVID WEST scored 31 points and George Hill added 21, leading the Indiana Pacers past the visiting Chicago Bulls, 97-92, in a Central Division showdown Sunday night. Indiana has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago. The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for a team that was missing four key players with injuries. Chicago fell behind late in the first quarter and spent most of the rest of the game trying to play catch-up.
December 3, 2012 |
The 76ers received a well-deserved break on Sunday - an off day after a two-day span that saw them shine offensively in one game and struggle in another. The Sixers fell to the Chicago Bulls, 93-88, on Saturday at the United Center, one day after they had their best shooting night of the season in a victory over the much-improved Charlotte Bobcats. One player particularly in need of the rest was forward Thaddeus Young. Although he bulked up in the offseason with weights, Young has been forced to play more than he would like at center in an effort to manufacture points.
May 11, 2012
DOUG COLLINS had no choice. He had to watch film of the Sixers' mind-boggling loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 5. There were adjustments to be made for Thursday's crucial Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series at the Wells Fargo Center. Collins and his staff had to get a clear understanding of what went wrong Tuesday night. Still, on Wednesday, when the players came in for a brief regrouping session, Collins told them they didn't have to watch the carnage of the ugly, 77-69 loss if they didn't want to. He liked their response.
May 11, 2012 |
IN THE END, none of it really made much sense. The fear of 76ers coach Doug Collins at the beginning of this best-of-seven opening round series against the Chicago Bulls was that they would torture his team on the backboards. Even after Derrick Rose (torn ACL) was felled in the first game and Joakim Noah was sent to the sidelines after a twisted ankle stopped him in Game 4, it was still what kept Collins tossing and turning at night. So Thursday in Game 6, with the eighth-seeded Sixers trying to become the fifth last-entered team to beat a top-seed, the Bulls went out and crushed the Sixers on the boards to the tune of 56-33.