NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and ...

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 ...

Brown’s hot seat actually quite cool as 76ers stand pat

Sports 05/14/19, 11:12

Josh Harris is a billionaire and he if wants to shuttle between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers headquarters in New Jersey on a helicopter, the team owner can do it with ease. If Harris wants to pay $45 million for his luxury home, he can spend pocket change on ...

76ers leave Brown in limbo following crushing Game 7 loss

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:38

Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns.So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers ...

Leonard hits bouncer at buzzer, Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7

Sports 05/12/19, 21:03

Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from the corner over Joel Embiid at the buzzer that bounced off the rim four times before falling to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.After Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler ...

Painful Process: Embiid’s woes coming at bad time for 76ers

Basketball 05/08/19, 16:28

Joel Embiid doesn't know if he will feel better.He certainly knows he has to play better.He's battling an illness, looking like someone who'd rather be in bed than on the court. But the Philadelphia 76ers need their All-Star center, so Embiid is trying to tell himself that he has to ...

Leonard scores 21, Raptors rout 76ers 125-89 to win Game 5

Sports 05/07/19, 21:38

Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the Philadelphia 76ers 125-89 Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Toronto can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the ...

Raptors, Nuggets win to even NBA playoff series at 2-2

Basketball 05/05/19, 21:16

Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court ...

Suns tap 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

Basketball 05/03/19, 11:51

Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season.The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, who will join Phoenix after the 76ers complete their run in the NBA ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Embiid also had 10 rebounds, ...

Butler scores 30 as 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 to even series

Sports 04/29/19, 21:40

Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1.Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.Down 19 in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit ...

Leonard scores 45 points, Raptors top 76ers 108-95 in Game 1

Basketball 04/27/19, 22:44

Kawhi Leonard wasn't interested in putting up a career-high point total against the Philadelphia 76ers. Even as history beckoned, Toronto's understated star was hoping he could take a seat on the bench. Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Raptors ...

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

Basketball 04/25/19, 20:51

John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green's inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79. The Celtics said the Hall of Famer died Thursday ...

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 ...

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead

Basketball 04/20/19, 16:51

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.Embiid also had a flagrant foul that led to a scuffle and two ...

Embiid starting Game 4 for 76ers against Nets

Sports 04/20/19, 14:06

Joel Embiid is back in the starting lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid missed Game 3 with left knee soreness and was listed as doubtful to play Saturday. But he warmed up before the game and was listed among the ...

Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets

Sports 04/19/19, 16:55

The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night ...

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, ...

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 ...

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