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Not in our house: Heat, Sixers remain perfect at home

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Miami clips the Atlanta, Philadelphia nudges Denver to both keep their pristine home records

Bucks keep streak alive; Sixers still undefeated at home

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks now lead the NBA Eastern Conference

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Another double-double night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. AFP Photo

Suns scorch Sixers to topple NBA's last unbeaten club

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Devin Booker unleashes 40 points as the Phoenix Suns shock one of the Eastern Conference favorites

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball under pressure from Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the 76ers 114-109. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid returns after scary fall as Sixers trip Lakers

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Joel Embiid posts another double-double as the Sixers overcome the career-high performance of Lakers' Brandon Ingram

ON TRACK. Joel Embiid and the Sixers pick up their third win in the last 4 games against Javale McGee and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Paul George powers Thunder over 76ers in NBA thriller

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The OKC superstar completes a decisive four-point play as the Thunder slip past the Sixers in an emotional contest

WATCH: Ben Simmons' cheeky play and dunk in 76ers win

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Sixers superstar Ben Simmons gets away with a sneaky move

CRAFTY. Ben Simmons and the Sixers embarrass the Clippers in an inbound play in the closing seconds. File photo

Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics kick off their campaign with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

SEASON KICKOFF. Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes makes it tough for Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons to get his shot off during the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers boss Colangelo quits over bogus Twitter accounts

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Philadelphia president of basketball operations and his wife secretly take potshots at NBA players and coaches online

RESIGNED. Sixers' Bryan Colangelo's departure comes after a news site exposed that the executive had secretly operated 5 Twitter accounts under bogus identities.

NBA says refs missed two late calls in Celtics win over Sixers

May 11, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In a report, the league says Sixers star Joel Embiid got fouled and Celtics guard Marcus Smart traveled in separate crucial plays in Game 5

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the early exit, the young Philadelphia Sixers think the team overachieved this season. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics set NBA East finals duel vs LeBron, Cavs

May 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(UPDATED) Fighting off a gritty Sixers squad, the Celtics wrap up the semis series at 4-1

SERIES SEALED. Al Horford and the Boston Celtics celebrate their Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers avert Celtics sweep

May 08, 2018 - 8:38 AM

(3RD UPDATE) After a heartbreaking overtime loss, Philadelphia rebounds to extend its NBA East semis duel against Boston

HUSTLE. Sixers guard TJ McConnell knocks the ball out of the hands of Celtics center Aron Baynes in Game 4 of the East semis. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics edge Sixers in OT thriller, near NBA playoff sweep

May 06, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Al Horford comes out huge in the final seconds to lift Boston to a commanding 3-0 series lead

THRILLER. Jayson Tatum tallies 24 points in Boston's thrilling overtime win as the Celtics move within a win of a conference finals berth. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' Simmons says 'overthinking' led to dismal outing

May 05, 2018 - 10:55 AM

After failing to score a basket in Game 2, the Australian rookie sensation looks to carry Philly back in the series against Boston

PRESSURED. Sixers star Ben Simmons says overthinking led to his worst game of the season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics grab series opener at home vs Sixers

May 01, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and Terry Rozier take command early as Boston claims Game 1

ONE DOWN. Boston's Jayson Tatum celebrates after hitting a three-point shot in the Celtics' victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo byMaddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Heat put on ice as Sixers advance

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Sixers take the series at 4-1 to move on to the second round

NEXT ROUND. Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers close out the series against the Miami Heat. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs play with heavy hearts vs Warriors; Embiid shines in NBA playoff debut

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Playing minus their grief-stricken coach, the Spurs on brink of elimination; Embiid returns from 10-game absence

SAD DAY. The Spurs play minus coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died from a long-term illness. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers, Mavericks to play NBA pre-season games in China

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dirk Nowitzki banner contests in Shanghai and Shenzen

Dwyane Wade turns in vintage performance as Heat burn Sixers in Game 2

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The 36-year-old NBA champion turns back the clock on the way to a 28-point outburst in 25 minutes

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat watches his shot in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Heat defeated the 76ers 113-103. 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

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid needs surgery for facial fracture

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid is also diagnosed with a concussion

MISFORTUNE. Bad luck hits Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he suffers an injury just when the NBA playoffs is drawing close. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

'Tongue-tied' NBA star JJ Redick in racial slur storm

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Redick of Philadelphia 76ers responds to the controversy on Twitter, blaming a verbal slip for his use of the word

RACIAL SLUR. File photo shows JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving falls ill at Sixers game

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Dr. J is expected to be released after being evaluated

ILL. Erving is to be further evaluated after being rushed to the hospital during the Sixers game. Photo from Twitter (@JuliusErving)

Brandon Ingram buzzer-beating triple lifts Lakers past Sixers

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Lonzo Ball draws the defense to set up Brandon Ingram's buzzer-beater for the Lakers win

FOR THE WIN. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Larry Nance Jr. #7 after Ingram hit the game winning three pointer to give the Lakers a 107-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Devin Booker scorches with 46 points as Phoenix stun Sixers

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The hotshot Booker shoots 17 of 32 from the floor while draining 8 triples to lead the Suns to a 9-16 record

HOTSHOT. In this file photo, Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns drives against Marcus Morris #13 of the Boston Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

Kyrie Irving stars as Boston Celtics bounce back

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Kyrie Irving unloads 36 points, while Al Horford added 22 as Boston beats Philadelphia, 108-97, to post a 19-4 record and remain on top of the NBA Eastern Conference

THE KEY. Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter of their game against the 76ers at TD Garden on November 30, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Detroit Pistons snap Boston Celtics' home winning streak

Nov 28, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Detroit Pistons end an 8-game home win streak by the Boston Celtics, while the Cleveland Cavaliers lean on Lebron James and Dwyane Wade to wallop the Philadelphia 76ers

BEAT CELTICS. In this file photo Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid dominates as Sixers beat Lakers in young talent showcase

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Philadelphia's 7-footer Cameroonian Joel Embiid overwhelms the Los Angeles in a showdown of young talents

WOEFUL NIGHT. Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' top rookie Fultz goes down with ankle sprain

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:09 PM

The number one overall pick of this year s NBA Draft rolls his ankle during a Summer League game

ROOKIE DOWN. Markelle Fultz (C) of the Philadelphia 76ers is helped off the court by teammates after he appeared to injure his left ankle during a 2017 Summer League game against the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The 2017 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday June 22 Friday in Manila

TRUSTED PROCESS. Markelle Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies and will likely be heading to Philadelphia. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America/AFP

James scores 34 as Cavs stop slide with win over Sixers

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED The Cavaliers lost 3 straight and 5 of their prior 7 games posting a 7 10 record in the month of March

SKID SNAPPED. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers end their miserable March with a win. File Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Happy returns for birthday boy Curry as Warriors end losing streak

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Steph Curry scores 29 points on his 29th birthday

BIRTHDAY BOY. Stephen Curry comes up with 29 points on his 29th birthday as the Warriors squeak past the Sixers. File Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

76ers halt Heat's 13-game win streak

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Miami s winning streak was the longest in the league this season

STREAK STOPPER. Nerlens Noel helps the Philadelphia 76ers stop the Miami Heat's 13-game win streak. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers nixed Cavaliers' bid for McConnell – report

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The 76ers will not go for the offer made several weeks ago to send the second year guard to Cleveland in exchange for Cavaliers guard Jordan McRae

NO GO. The 76ers will not go for the offer to send guard T.J. McConnell to Cleveland. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Sixers’ Joel Embiid shows no mercy in blocking kid’s shot

Aug 28, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Joel Embiid teaches a kid an important lesson

ANOTHER SEASON LOST. Former University of Kansas star Joel Embiid has yet to make his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Did Mutombo know the NBA Draft Lottery results before it happened?

May 18, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Philadelphia won the top pick for the 2016 NBA Draft something one of the team s former big men seemed to know beforehand

Philadelphia 76ers end historic NBA losing streak at Kobe, Lakers expense

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:52 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers earn a comfortable win over Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to end their 28 game losing streak

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NBA: Celtics down Sixers, faces Miami

May 27, 2012 - 11:56 AM

The Boston Celtics punched their ticket to the NBA Eastern Conference finals with an 85 75 victory