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Sixers 2020 playoff preview: Rust the process

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:58 PM

After a heartbreaking end to last season’s run, the Philadelphia 76ers hope to get luckier this time

ANOTHER SHOT. Assured of a playoff berth, Joel Embid and the Sixers look to prove doubters wrong. Photo from NBA

Sixers’ Simmons at full strength heading into NBA restart

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Months after suffering a back injury, Aussie guard Ben Simmons says he’s ‘back to 100%’ as the Sixers resume their playoff campaign

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 02: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Toronto Raptors in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 116-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Celtics, 2 other NBA teams announce coronavirus positives

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:52 AM

The number of NBA players and personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 jumps to 14

PANDEMIC. The Lakers last played the Nets, who had 4 players testing positive for COVID-19. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Curry sidelined again, but Warriors beat 76ers

Mar 08, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The Warriors rely on a balanced scoring attack to compensate for the absence of Curry, who has now missed 59 games this season

OUT AGAIN. Steph Curry returns to the sidelines just after coming back from a 58-game absence. Photo from Instagram/warriors

Warriors' Curry sidelined by unspecified illness

Mar 08, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Steph Curry goes down with an illness and misses the game against the Philadelphia 76ers

SIDELINED. Steph Curry focuses on recovering from an unspecified illness. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis sparks Lakers over Sixers

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:29 PM

'There's still stuff for us to get better at,' says Anthony Davis even as the Lakers move on the brink of clinching a playoff spot

Tobias Harris shines as shorthanded Sixers rip Knicks

Feb 28, 2020 - 5:12 PM

'Just taking the opportunities that were presented,' says Tobias Harris as the Sixers survive even without injured All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers sink 76ers as Embiid hurts shoulder

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Collin Sexton fires 28 points as the Cavs drub a Sixers side that lost All-Star Joel Embiid to injury

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Embiid $25,000 for gesture, profanity

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Sixers star Joel Embiid gets fined higher than usual for his 'multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum'

FINED. Joel Embiid gets in trouble again. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA-EFE

Simmons drops triple-double to power Sixers past Clippers

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:39 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons unleashes his sixth triple-double of the season against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

Clippers rally to beat Spurs, Heat burn 76ers

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:17 PM

'I just found a rhythm,' says Paul George on his late surge that proved to be the key against the Spurs

FIGHT BACK. Paul Geroge finds his groove to help propel the Clippers past the Spurs. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers Twitter

Celtics beat 76ers to avoid season sweep

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum show the way as the Celtics thwart the 76ers after losing in their first 3 meetings this season

PILING IT UP. Jayson Tatum helps lift the Celtics to their sixth win in their last 7 games. Photo from Twitter/NBA

LeBron passes Kobe in all-time scoring list, but Lakers fall to 76ers

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:05 PM

LeBron James drops 29 points against the 76ers to eclipse Kobe Bryant for No. 3 in the NBA all-time scoring list

THE KING. LeBron James now sets his sights on Karl Malone for No. 2 in the list. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Sixers welcome Embiid back in practice

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:39 PM

Joel Embiid has not played an NBA game for the 76ers since suffering a finger injury early January in a victory over the Thunder

STAR BACK. Joel Embiid will provide a huge boost for the 76ers following his return. Photo from Instagram/@sixers

Lakers, Clippers, Sixers show interest in trading for Derrick Rose

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Averaging a stellar 18.4 points, former MVP Derrick Rose can restart his quest for that elusive first taste of an NBA title

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Dominant Ben Simmons propels Sixers over Nets

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:10 AM

'Ben was ridiculously dominant tonight,' says 76ers coach Brett Brown as Simmons posts another triple-double

DOMINANT. Ben Simmons posts his 4th triple-double of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Heat and 76ers stay hot at home

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Two Eastern Conference juggernauts sustain their dominant plays as the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers hack out separate wins

Pacers hand 76ers 6th straight road defeat

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:07 PM

In a battle of teams jockeying for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, Indiana notches its 2nd win in 14 days over the Sixers

X-FACTOR. TJ Warren makes a difference as he comes up for a big block with 29 seconds left in the game. Photo from TJ Warren's Instagram

Embiid-less Sixers rally to rip Celtics

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:39 PM

The Sixers shake off the absence of Joel Embiid as the Celtics lose 3 in a row for the first time this season

UPPERHAND. Josh Richardson (left) and the Sixers put a stop on Kemba Walker and the Celtics for the third time this season. Photo from NBA

Injured Sixers star Embiid to miss Celtics game

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:23 PM

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sees a specialist after a gruesome finger injury

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' Embiid admits losing streak 'taking a toll'

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:19 PM

The 76ers have lost 4 straight games and Joel Embiid is obviously not happy

HUNGRY TO WIN. Joel Embiid says all he cares about is winning. Photo from Instagram/@sixers

Harden triple-double boosts Rockets past Sixers

Jan 04, 2020 - 2:41 PM

James Harden erupts for a 44-point triple-double as Clint Capela also drops season-high numbers in the Rockets romp

Pacers rout Embiid-less Sixers

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

Domantas Sabonis posts a double-double to power the Pacers as the Sixers skid to their third straight road loss

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 31: Domantas Sabonis #11 of the Indiana Pacers and Norvel Pelle #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers battle for a rebound during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 31, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid powers Sixers to big win over Giannis, Bucks

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Joel Embiid helps neutralize reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Sixers hand the league-leading Bucks just their fifth loss of the season

SHACKLED. Sixers big man Joel Embiid (right) turns on the defensive pressure on Bucks star  Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

No Doncic, no problem as Porzingis leads Mavs over Sixers

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Kristaps Porzingis sets a career-high in rebounds to lead the Mavericks to their 19th win

STABILIZER. Kristaps Porzingis proves to be a steady presence for a Mavericks team missing star Luka Doncic. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Nunn delivers for Heat to sink Sixers, Celtics down Mavs

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Kendrick Nunn lifts the Miami Heat to take 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings

ALL-AROUND. Kendrick Nunn steps up to score 26 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

Red-hot 76ers hand Celtics first loss at home

Dec 13, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Sixers snap the Celtics' perfect home record

TOO STRONG. Enes Kanter and the Boston Celtics try to stop the Sixers but Joel Embiid powers his squad to a 19th win. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Shoulder injury sidelines Sixers' Simmons

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers try to do without All-Star guard Ben Simmons for at least one game

KEY LOSS. Ben Simmons suffers a grade one shoulder sprain. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz ease past Sixers as Simmons suffers injury

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Philadelphia star Ben Simmons sustains a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of the Sixers' narrow loss to the Jazz

Korkmaz drains game-winner as Sixers nip Trail Blazers

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The Sixers stay unbeaten even without suspended star Joel Embiid as Furkan Korkmaz comes to the rescue

CRUNCH MAN. Furkan Korkmaz comes up clutch for the perfect Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Twitter/@sixers

Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers win fourth straight

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:15 AM

After exchanging words, league stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns wrestle each other to the ground

MELEE. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns figure in a fight as Timberwolves coach Brett Brown and Sixers' Ben Simmons break them apart along with Timberwolves' Jeff Teague and Robert Covington. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hong Kong supporters removed from 76ers-Guangzhou game

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Two fans get escorted out during the preseason game of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Lions for yelling and flashing 'Free Hong Kong' signs

PRESEASON. Shake Milton and the Sixers overpower the Guangzhou Lions in an exhibition match. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers

76ers' Bolden pulls out of Australia World Cup campaign

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Jonah Bolden adds to the list of NBA players who will not be playing for Australia after Ben Simmons decided to skip the FIBA World Cup

BIG LOSS. Jonah Bolden cites 'personal reasons' for his decision to pull out from the FIBA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@JonahBolden43

Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Ben Simmons says it's a 'difficult decision' to skip playing for Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

NEW CAMPAIGN. Ben Simmon decides to focus on the Sixers’ NBA run next season. Photo from NBA

Simmons agrees to 5-year, $170M deal with Sixers

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Ben Simmons is set to fortify the Sixers core of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Al Horford

STAYING IN PHILLY. Ben Simmons is reportedly staying with the 76ers. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Ben Simmons 'doubtful' for Aussie World Cup campaign

Jul 14, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Even minus Sixers star Ben Simmons, Australia boasts of a solid roster laced with several NBA players

PRESEASON. Ben Simmons reportedly wants to focus on the Sixers' NBA buildup. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Al Horford signs with 76ers as Tobias Harris rejoins

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Former Celtics star Al Horford beefs up an already formidable Sixers roster bannered by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris

Al Horford. Photo by AFP

Rockets eye Butler deal with Sixers

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:38 AM

James Harden and Chris Paul might just have Sixers star Jimmy Butler as their new Rockets teammate

MAJOR DEAL. Lacking salary cap room, the Rockets may need to trade and involve a third team just to get Jimmy Butler. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors hero Kawhi sinks first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA history

May 13, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'I got a fortuitous bounce,' says Kawhi Leonard. 'I just shot it as hard as I could'

LEGENDARY. Kawhi Leonard celebrates with the Raptors celebrates after sinking the series-clincher. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Heartbroken Joel Embiid cries as Sixers crash out of playoffs

May 13, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Embiid and the Sixers get the boot in the Eastern Conference semifinals anew following a heart-wrenching Game 7 loss to the Raptors

STUNNED. Joel Embiid is left griefing as Kawhi Leonard hits the game-winning buzzer-beater over him. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi hits game-winner as Raptors claw Sixers in Game 7

May 13, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The often emotionless Leonard drains a shot so spectacular that he lets out a roar as teammates hug him

VACATION POSTPONED. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are through to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers wreck Raptors, force Game 7

May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

A winner-take-all for the last Eastern Conference finals berth awaits as the Sixers stay alive against the Raptors

BLOCKED PATH. The Sixers make sure Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors won't cruise to the East finals in Game 6. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors bulldoze Sixers by 36 for 3-2 series lead

May 08, 2019 - 11:23 AM

The Raptors post a blowout victory over the Sixers to move within a win of the NBA Eastern Conference finals

DOMINANT. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors easily get their way against Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Game 5. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Embiid reveals illness in Sixers playoff loss

May 06, 2019 - 11:39 PM

After dominating Game 3, the seven-foot Cameroonian is visibly not in his finest form during Game 4 against the Raptors

PLAY THROUGH IT. Joel Embiid's health will be a concern as the Philadelphia 76ers meet the Toronto Raptors in Game 5. File photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi leads Raptors to series-tying win over Sixers

May 06, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Toronto levels its Eastern Conference semifinals duel against Philadelphia to 2-all with a monster double-double effort from Leonard

CRUNCHTIME. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors prove the better team in the clutch than the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers' Simmons fined, given flagrant foul for groin hit

May 04, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons gets sanctioned for elbowing Toronto's Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semis duel

BAD BLOOD. Ben Simmons has also figured in a scuffle with Kyle Lowry last year. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid dominates as Sixers gore Raptors for 2-1 lead

May 03, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Philadelphia blasts Toronto in a 21-point blowout behind Joel Embiid’s career-high performance

UNSTOPPABLE. Joel Embiid delivers big at both ends for the Sixers. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers thwart Raptors comeback, tie series

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid come through the clutch for Philadelphia on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Jimmy Butler recovers from a mediocre Game 1 outing. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kawhi fires playoff career-high as Raptors thwart Sixers in Game 1

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Kawhi Leonard becomes the first Toronto player in franchise history to have at least 40 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard puts the Raptors on his back. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)