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February 1, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Facing his locker stall, a white towel draped atop his head, Steph Curry muttered "Bad, bad, bad" to no one in particular Saturday night, the NBA's biggest star betraying his displeasure over a game that could have gotten away from the NBA's best team. The 76ers had shocked Curry and the Golden State Warriors with a stirring comeback from a 24-point deficit, tying the score with 22.3 seconds left only to have the Warriors use 22.1 seconds to run a perfect halfcourt sequence: Curry penetrating and passing to Draymond Green at the foul line, Green kicking the ball to Harrison Barnes in the corner for an open three-pointer, Barnes swishing it for a 108-105 Warriors victory.
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February 1, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The 76ers have an anybody-but rule. That is: They will let anybody but the opposing team's best player beat them. "We'll take our licks whatever else happens," coach Brett Brown said. "To have Steph Curry walk down this game is not how we are going to leave this gym. " So after he ran time off the clock, the Sixers double-teamed the reigning league MVP with Nerlens Noel and Ish Smith. Curry passed out of the double-team to Draymond Green in the lane. He, in turn, quickly found a wide-open Harrison Barnes in the corner.
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January 31, 2016 | BY BOB COONEY, Staff Writer
CURIOUS AS to what coach Brett Brown's idea might be on how to slow down Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors when they visit the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, 76ers point guard Ish Smith approached his coach about the defensive plan. "I asked him if we were going to have a high pickup, pick up (Curry) at halfcourt," Smith said. "He said 'No, they get in at around 5 o'clock (Friday). You need to pick him up then. " What to do and how to do it against the defending world champions is a dilemma that has faced 46 Golden State opponents this season, and 42 times they have come out on the short end of what is usually a lopsided score.
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January 29, 2016 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Staff Writer
STEPHEN CURRY may look angelic, but to the rest of the NBA, he is Satan in sneakers. He can score off the dribble, coming off a pick, in transition or thread a pass to a teammate like a snake flicks its tongue. On Saturday, he makes his annual visit to the Wells Fargo Center. So here's a closer look at Curry, who is on his way to a second consecutive MVP Award, a second consecutive NBA championship, his first scoring title and inevitable comparison's to some of the greats to ever play the game.
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January 29, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Columnist
JASON RICHARDS was the sophomore starting point guard for his college team when he decided to ride along with an assistant coach to go and see a recruit play a high school game. It was a pretty mature move for Richards, as the player they were going to scout was also a point guard, with a pretty big reputation. There were two ways Richards could have looked at the recruit. One, he could have seen someone who was going to come in and threaten his job. Or he could have seen a talent that would have helped the team improve.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | BY DAN GERINGER, Staff Writer
SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel, who announced Monday that 75 percent of the blizzard-battered public-transit system was running again, said he was teased by a reporter earlier this winter after buying gigantic snow-fighting machines. The 28-year SEPTA veteran, who has battled the four biggest snowstorms in Philadelphia history, oversaw the purchase of a rail-riding, snow-throwing monster truck with a rotating arm that looks like something out of Mad Max: Fury Road . "It was the age-old situation where you buy a snowblower and there's a winter with no snow," Knueppel told the Daily News, laughing.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2016 | By Mary Ann Anderson, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Meriwether Falk, 32, of Portland, Ore., lived in Istanbul, Turkey, in summer 2012 and now has moved there to teach writing and language arts at a private high school. But during that summer, she learned an invaluable lesson about women traveling solo. She had been staying in what she called a "cheap hotel in Izmir" when, she says, "I was awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night, some man saying, 'Sexy, let me in.' " She hung up, but the next thing she knew, she heard a key turning in the door.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
IN HIS former career with the Coast Guard, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett braved rough waters directing boats and crews through their missions, but the waters were never rougher for Hartnett than they were Thursday night on a piece of asphalt in West Philadelphia, when he was ambushed in his patrol car by a gunman determined to take his life. However, the shooter had no idea with whom he was dealing. Hartnett - a man described as "tough" by his father and a "warrior" by his boss - not only survived three gunshot wounds to his arm at point-blank range, he got out of his patrol car and returned fire, striking his assailant in the buttocks.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
In his former career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Philadelphia police Ofc. Jesse Hartnett braved rough waters directing boats and crews through their missions, but the waters were never rougher for Hartnett than they were Thursday night on a piece of asphalt in West Philadelphia when he was ambushed in his patrol car by a gunman determined to take his life. But the shooter had no idea who he was dealing with and Hartnett - a man described as "tough" by his father and a "warrior" by his boss - not only survived three gunshot wounds to his arm at point-blank range, he got out of his patrol car and returned fire, striking his assailant in the buttocks.
SPORTS
January 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Martin Luther King coach Sean Colson barked at senior guard Nasir Bell and implored him to drive to the basket. "Get there! Get there!" Colson yelled during Tuesday's Public League overtime thriller against visiting Del-Val Charter. With less than 45 seconds left in regulation, Bell finally got there after navigating congestion in the lane and scoring a floater high off the backboard that sent King's crowd into hysterics. "That's what we play for," the 6-foot-2 wing said. "My mom [Sabriya Blair]
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