December 10, 2013 |
In their first 21 games, the 76ers have had thrilling wins and blowout losses. They pulled a few hard-fought upsets and have fallen victim to several meek teams. But for all the different outcomes they've seen, the Sixers still have yet to duplicate Nov. 1's road win against the Washington Wizards. They take a 7-14 record into Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers headed into Sunday's contests 21/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division.
December 9, 2013 |
The 76ers are saying that Michael Carter-Williams is fine. It turns out, however, that his right-knee problems are being caused by an infection. The rookie point guard spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital because of soreness and a skin infection on the front of the knee. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder is being treated by infectious-disease specialist Neil Fishman and the team physician, Brian Sennett. He is listed as day-to-day after missing his second consecutive game, Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center.
December 8, 2013 |
The details of Dalton Pepper's last time playing at the Wells Fargo Center don't come back to him easily. The memory is fogged by the nearly four years that have passed, and there isn't much to tell. Then a freshman at West Virginia, Pepper scored three points and played eight minutes in an overtime win over Villanova. Odds are, his trip to the big arena Saturday won't be so easily forgotten. Now a senior, Pepper plays a key role for Temple (4-3), which rides a three-game winning streak into a noon meeting with similarly young Texas squad at the Wells Fargo Center.
December 1, 2013 |
Elton John has been a lot of things to a lot of people: a Brit with a Southern Gothic lean, a garishly appointed Liberace-like entertainer, a Disney shill, one of pop's first "out" personalities. One thing younger Philadelphians might not know is that John has several time-honored connections to the area, something he acknowledged during Wednesday's show at Wells Fargo Center. Wearing a sparkly blue tux, sitting at his piano beneath a glittering chandelier, John mentioned his multitude of Philly gigs since 1970 and longtime relationships with local companies (like Clair Bros., the audio outfitters)
November 21, 2013 |
Steve Mason was brilliant again Tuesday night as he helped the Flyers increase their points streak to five games with a riveting 5-2 win over Ottawa at the Wells Fargo Center. But the most critical Flyers save of the night didn't belong to the rangy 6-foot-4 goaltender. It belonged to defenseman Nick Grossmann. With the score tied at 2-2 midway through the third period and Mason out of position, Ottawa's Kyle Turris appeared to have an open net out front, but Grossmann blocked his shot with his left skate - and then kicked it out with his right one - to keep the game tied.
November 20, 2013 |
DALLAS - This one had to hurt. The 76ers had the Dallas Mavericks down. But in end, too many missed layups and poor foul shooting led to the Sixers' seventh loss in nine games. The Mavs took their first lead late in the third quarter and went on to seize a 97-94 victory Monday night at the American Airlines Center. "We shot ourselves in the foot tonight," Sixers center Spencer Hawes said. "I don't know how many layups, free throws, a combination of the two we missed. "But if you can't make those, you don't deserve to win. " The Sixers (5-7)
November 19, 2013 |
Kanye West stood on the Wells Fargo Center stage Saturday night, his face covered by a stylish executioner's mask that made him look like a high-couture Mexican wrestler, and attempted to explain himself. In so doing about two-thirds of the way through his grueling, boldly unorthodox 2-hour-and-20-minute Yeezus tour show, the proudly provocative rapper, producer and fast-food eater - he had dinner at Wendy's at 15th and Chestnut with fiancee Kim Kardashian on Friday - talked about "the Willie Lynch theory" of keeping African Americans in order by punishing them in public.
November 19, 2013 |
The Flyers, coming off a 2-0-1 road trip, have three winnable games this week as they face Ottawa, Buffalo, and the Islanders. The problem is, all three games are at the Wells Fargo Center. For the Flyers in the season's first six weeks, home is where the hurt is. The Flyers (7-10-2) are 3-7 at the Wells Fargo Center, and 4-3-2 on the road. They have points in their last six road games, going 4-0-2. "It's obviously important that we get going at home and set the tone in our building," coach Craig Berube said after Sunday's practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees.
November 15, 2013 |
NEW DELAWARE 87ers head coach Rod Baker is no stranger to Philadelphia, having grown up here, graduating from Roman Catholic (Class of 1970) and serving as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph's. And he's definitely no stranger to coaching. Baker, 62, has been around the block a few times, putting together a 35-year resume that reads like a who's who in hoops. The 1974 Holy Cross graduate was the head coach at Cal-Irvine, served under P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall for 3 years and was an assistant at Holy Cross, Brown, Columbia, Tufts, Cincinnati and Rutgers.
November 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - The Flyers are likely to have winger Steve Downie back in the lineup when the face the Senators in Ottawa on Tuesday night. Downie, wearing a full cage, was on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read at the Flyers' practice Monday in Voorhees. "Today was another step," he said told reporters after the session. Downie, 26, suffered a concussion in a fight with Washington's Aaron Volpatti during the Flyers' 7-0 loss Nov. 1. It was Downie's first game after he was acquired from Colorado for Max Talbot, and he missed the next four contests.