Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

Feb 25, 2017

Injured 76ers rookie Simmons to miss remainder of season

Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training ...

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Feb 3, 2017

Popovich equals NBA mark for wins with one franchise

Gregg Popovich greeted his latest career milestone with his usual self-deprecation and deflection, insisting he only achieves these records because he is old. Friends and players rarely disagree with the San Antonio Spurs’ emotional coach. But they did this time. Popovich tied the NBA ...

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

Jan 28, 2017

Harden goes off for 51 on 76ers

The 76ers closely guarded Houston’s potent 3-point threats rather than double-team James Harden, and the Rockets’ All-Star guard made them pay with a memorable offensive performance. Harden scored 51 points and added 13 rebounds and 13 assists to lead Houston to a 123-118 victory ...

Warriors down Sixers to stay on record pace

Mar 28, 2016

Warriors down Sixers to stay on record pace

ornia Klay Thompson got an earful from Draymond Green for his two-game total: 80 points and one assist. Stephen Curry dished out the grief, too. “He’s such a ball hog,” quipped Curry, who is also dishing off to Thompson at every chance. Good thing ...

Mar 3, 2016

Veteran guard Baron Davis joins D-League team

Former NBA All-Star guard Baron Davis is attempting a comeback, starting with the Philadelphia 76ers’ developmental league team. The 36-year-old signed with the NBA Development League’s Delaware 87ers on Wednesday. The 190-cm, 97.5-kg Davis hasn’t played since the 2011-12 season because of a variety ...

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

Jan 31, 2016

Warriors need late heroics from Barnes to put away Sixers

This was a game even the Warriors felt they should have lost. Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining and Golden State escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored ...

LeBron dazzles as Cavs beat Sixers

Jan 11, 2016

LeBron dazzles as Cavs beat Sixers

The 76ers put up a fight. LeBron James put on a show. James raised the roof, then lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight win, 95-85 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. He tied a season high with 37 points and pushed ...

Jan 5, 2016

76ers sign veteran Brand for second time

His career seemingly over, Elton Brand believed his only veteran leadership would come at home with his kids. The Philadelphia 76ers had other ideas. With a youthful roster sorely in need of mentoring, the Sixers signed the free-agent forward on Monday with the hope ...

Sixers find way past Suns for second victory

Dec 27, 2015

Sixers find way past Suns for second victory

Ish Smith was just traded from New Orleans to Philadelphia, so he knows each win is special. This one came against one of his former teams. Smith scored 14 points in the first game of his second stint with the lowly 76ers, who beat ...

Irving makes season debut in rout

Dec 21, 2015

Irving makes season debut in rout

As Kyrie Irving dressed following his first game in six months, LeBron James turned on some music. With Chris Brown’s “Picture Me Rollin’ ” filling the locker room, Irving, James and Iman Shumpert bobbed their heads in unison and did some small dance moves. ...

Dec 19, 2015

Woeful Sixers add D'Antoni to staff

The one-win Philadelphia 76ers hired veteran NBA coach Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach Friday. D’Antoni’s deal follows the team’s recent addition of Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations and a decision to extend head coach Brett Brown’s contract two years. The 76ers ...

Dec 8, 2015

Colangelo hired to rebuild Sixers

Home in Arizona, Jerry Colangelo served as a willing mentor to NBA owners who called for advice. Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris wanted more than an opinion on what was wrong with his failing franchise, which is 1-21 through Monday. Harris asked Colangelo to ...