Simmons says he’s ready to play for Australia’s Boomers

Basketball 05/14/19, 23:18

Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia after confirming in an online video "I'm going to be a Boomer for the upcoming events."Simmons' NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard's Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.Simmons was criticized in ...

Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

Sports 05/09/19, 21:53

Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night.Game 7 is Sunday night in Toronto.Kwahi Leonard, who ...

76ers, Butler look to maintain home-court against Raptors

Sports 05/01/19, 15:51

Jimmy Butler has been the adult in the gym for the 76ers.Figuratively speaking of course.That is Philadelphia coach Brett Brown's way of saying that Butler has delivered when the Sixers really needed him. The four-time All-Star was clutch in the 76ers taking home-court advantage from Toronto with 30 points, 11 ...

76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Basketball 04/24/19, 01:32

The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk.Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but Philadelphia has evolved thanks to a pair of splashy trades this season that could skew the perception that Toronto has been the dominant ...

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Sports 04/23/19, 21:47

Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk , Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference ...

Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid’s foul in 76ers-Nets game

Sports 04/20/19, 18:27

Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it.They both ended up getting ejected Saturday after their reactions led to a scuffle.CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, third from ...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Sports 04/18/19, 22:01

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.Without their All-Star man in the middle, ...

Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers need it

Sports 04/14/19, 18:35

Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home.Not home for the summer. Home for a game.Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:16

D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in ...

Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

Sports 04/13/19, 16:33

D'Angleo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in ...

76ers rest starters ahead of playoffs, beat Bulls 125-109

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:19

Jonathon Simmons scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 125-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.In preparation for the playoffs, the 76ers rested all five starters, and star center Joel Embiid's status for the opener is in question.Philadelphia, ...

Wade scores 30 in last game in Miami; Heat top 76ers 122-99

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:09

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.Bam Adebayo scored 19, Justise Winslow scored 16 and Hassan Whiteside added 15 for the Heat, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit beat ...

Wade goes out a winner in Miami, Heat top 76ers 122-99

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:15

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.Bam Adebayo scored 19, Justise Winslow scored 16 and Hassan Whiteside added 15 for the Heat, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit beat ...

Embiid, Redick lead way as 76ers beat Bulls 116-96

Basketball 04/06/19, 21:25

Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds, JJ Redick scored 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 116-96 on Saturday night.Embiid dominated inside, Redick supplied the outside touch and the 76ers got back to winning after dropping three in a row, even though guard Jimmy Butler missed ...

In Butler’s return, 76ers top Wolves 118-109

Basketball 03/30/19, 21:39

Tobias Harris scored 25 points for Philadelphia in Jimmy Butler's jeer-filled return to Minnesota, helping the 76ers hang on to beat the Timberwolves 118-109 on Saturday and move one step closer toward solidifying the No. 3 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs.Ben Simmons pitched in 20 points, 11 rebounds and ...

Embiid’s big night leads 76ers past Nets 123-110

Basketball 03/28/19, 20:37

Joel Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.JJ Redick scored 18 points and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.The game matched ...

Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, win 119-98, close on 8th

Basketball 03/25/19, 20:28

Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held the Philadelphia 76ers without a field goal for a stretch of nearly 12 minutes Monday night in a 119-98 victory.Evan Fournier scored 24 points for the Magic, who outscored the 76ers 30-5 over a second-half stretch in ...

Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

Basketball 03/21/19, 04:09

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory.Tobias Harris added 21 points for the ...

Simmons, Redick lead 76ers past pesky Hornets 118-114

Basketball 03/19/19, 20:51

Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.Jimmy Butler added 23 points and nine assists, and Tobias Harris chipped in with 22 points ...

Embiid has 21 points, 17 rebounds, leads 76ers past Kings

Basketball 03/15/19, 20:37

Joel Embiid had 21 points and 17 rebounds and made some big plays on both ends of the court late in the fourth quarter, Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings 123-114 on Friday night.Tobias Harris and JJ Redick each added 19 points and ...

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