January 31, 2001 |
It almost felt like Hollywood. Actor Michael Douglas was in the building. So was the artist formerly known as Prince, wearing purple pants and boots, presumably in support of Toronto Raptors sensation Vince Carter. The Raptors were in a second nationally-televised matchup with Allen Iverson and the 76ers, who were trying to extend their franchise record for consecutive road wins last night. Carter reaggravated his injured left knee less than four minutes into the game, putting his all-star appearance in jeopardy.
March 23, 2000 |
First he attacked the basket. Then he made the free throws. Then, after a hard foul from Charles Oakley sent him to the floor, Allen Iverson got up and walked it off. A jumper followed seven seconds later. Then a three-point conversion. Then a driving layup and two more free throws. Long before last night's game at the First Union Center was decided, before Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter left Iverson's turf with his head bowed in defeat, Iverson's message was loud and clear: "This is my house.
July 28, 2000 |
Whether Allen Iverson is in uniform or not, the 2000-01 season will begin for the 76ers on Halloween night, against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Sixers' home opener will be the next night, against Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors. The Oct. 31 game will be televised nationally, marking the first of four scheduled appearances by the Sixers on TBS and 18 nationally televised appearances overall. The Sixers will appear eight times on TNT and six times on NBC, including a Dec. 30 date with the Sacramento Kings, a Jan. 21 game against the Raptors, and two games against the defending Eastern Conference champion Indiana Pacers (Jan.
September 11, 2002
IF BEN Franklin had had his way, the Washington Redskins would be hosting the Philadelphia Turkeys on this upcoming NFL "Monday Night Football. " Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle. How appropriate. Wayne E. Williams, Camden Yo, NBA stars! I am very upset about the U.S. basketball team ending its perfect streak in international play. The rest of the world is catching up with us, and we cannot sit back and watch it happen. I hope this is a wakeup call to those players in the NBA who should be representing our country rather than making excuses why they cannot.
January 28, 2002 |
The Sixers will be well-represented when they play host to the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 10 at the First Union Center. Guard Allen Iverson and center Dikembe Mutombo Saturday were named to start for the Eastern Conference. Iverson, the MVP of last year's game, will be making his third All-Star Game appearance. It will be Mutombo's eighth appearance in the game. The other starters for the Eastern Conference will be guard Michael Jordan (Washington), and forwards Vince Carter (Toronto)
May 19, 2010 |
Paul Pierce scored 28 points, Rajon Rondo had 25 and the Boston Celtics again avoided a late collapse to take a commanding lead in the Eastern Conference final with a 95-92 victory over the Orlando Magic last night. Boston bullied and bruised its way to a 2-0 series lead on the road. Dwight Howard had 30 points, and Vince Carter and J.J. Redick scored 16 apiece for the Magic, who overcame an 11-point deficit to take a brief lead in the fourth quarter. Jameer Nelson's three-point attempt airballed at the buzzer.
June 8, 2004 |
The Sacramento Kings' Mike Bibby is the latest original member of Team USA to surrender his Olympic spot, according to ESPN.com. Cleveland forward Carlos Boozer has been added to the team, an NBA source told the Associated Press yesterday. Bibby had been considered on the fence by USA Basketball for weeks, but sources say the selection committee has formally moved on in hopes of securing commitments from four players to fill out the roster. Six replacements have already been chosen to join San Antonio's Tim Duncan and the Sixers' Allen Iverson: Cleveland's LeBron James, New York's Stephon Marbury, New Jersey's Richard Jefferson, Detroit's Ben Wallace, and the Phoenix duo of Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire.
April 29, 2000 |
Butch Carter has been blaming officials and contract problems for his Toronto Raptors' two losses in New York. Now his players are blaming him. "One thing you don't do is take the focus away from what the real objective is, and that's to win games," guard Dee Brown said yesterday. "If you bring the outside stuff to the team you're going to have splinters. " On Thursday, Carter blamed contract issues for his team's 2-0 playoff deficit against the New York Knicks. "The biggest advantage the Knicks have over us is that their top eight guys are all under contract and focused on winning," Carter said.
January 10, 2010 |
Carter injured Vince Carter says he has a "mild separation" of his left shoulder but doesn't expect to miss much time for the Orlando Magic. Carter was out of the lineup against the Atlanta Hawks last night. He is day-to-day. He said that his shoulder was mostly sore and that he hoped to be back as soon as Tuesday, when Orlando begins a four-game West Coast trip at Sacramento. Trainers told him the injury does not require surgery. Carter, in a difficult shooting slump, was hurt in a collision with Andray Blatche in the second quarter of the Magic's 104-97 loss at Washington on Friday night.
October 28, 2009 |
Tonight, the 76ers open the 2009-2010 season against the team that ended the last season: the Orlando Magic, 2008-09 Eastern Conference champs. The Sixers practiced yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before flying to Florida. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off at Amway Arena. Orlando, led by all-star center Dwight Howard, has three other current or former all-stars on its roster: Forward Rashard Lewis, guard Vince Carter, and point guard and former Saint Joseph's University star, Jameer Nelson.