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Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Hawes had a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans chanting ''Spen-cer Hawes!'' in the fourth quarter after he turned back the Nuggets with a string of big baskets and blocked shots. Coming off the bench, Hawes had five blocked shots. Jrue Holiday had 14 and 11 assists, and Dorell Wright scored 14 points.
The Sixers won the opener with center Andrew Bynum out with a bone bruise on his right knee.
Ty Lawson led Denver with 16 points in his first game since signing an $18 million, four-year extension. Andre Iguodala scored 11 points in his first game since the Sixers traded him to Denver in the four-team deal that netted them Bynum.
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The Philadelphia Sixers will be debuting the world’s largest t-shirt launcher tonight called, Big Bella, in their 2012 season opener. The launcher can shoot out 100 shirts in just 60 seconds. Which breaks the previous record of 50 shirts off in 60 seconds by Wilt Chamberlain…ZING! Now, if the Sixers could just find someone who can score that effectively maybe they will have...
Following a surprising second round playoff appearance and a near-shocking upset of the Boston Celtics, big changes came in the summer for the Philadelphia 76ers.
For one, in came all-star center Andrew Bynum and out went franchise stalwart swingman Andre Iguodala. With Bynum came veteran guard Jason Richardson, then the Sixers signed sharpshooters Nick Young and Dorell Wright while...
The Philadelphia 76ers cruise to a 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, but the point of emphasis was on a storm tonight, no not Hurricane Sandy but a 7-foot storm by the name of Spencer Hawes.
Hawes played phenomenally Wednesday night as he poured in double-double numbers (16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks) while shooting 66 percent...
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers and guard Jrue Holiday have come to terms on a multi-year contract extension.
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The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Jrue Holiday reportedly beat the deadline for a contract extension by minutes and agreed on a deal.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum when they take on the Denver Nuggets to open their NBA regular season tonight, reports NBA.com.While Bynum remains indefinitely sidelined with a bone bruise in his right knee, the Sixers faithful would have traded Iguodala for some warm bodies to fill the training camp roster.Bynum continues to be hampered...
Andrew Bynum has begun low-impact conditioning and will likely need several weeks to reach game shape.
The 76ers season is set to tip tomorrow and every year our friends over @Philadunkia ask all the staff writers for their predictions on the upcoming season in 200 words or less. With all the changes and the complete shake-up of the roster this summer it is somewhat difficult to predict exactly how the team will perform, but regardless it is sure to be an interesting and exciting...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be without center Andrew Bynum, their prize offseason acquisition, when they open the 2012-13 season Wednesday against a Denver Nuggets team featuring former 76ers' All-Star Andre Iguodala. Bynum, acquired in August from the Lakers in a four-team trade, is bothered by chronic knee soreness. The Sixers nonetheless appear...
Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bynum will forever be linked in the same transaction.
The All-Stars weren't traded straight up - yes, it took four teams, 10 other players, and five draft picks to move Iguodala from Philadelphia to Denver and Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers - but in Philly, the trade is viewed through a one-for-one prism.
Without a game played, Sixers...
The Philadelphia 76ers tip-off their 50th season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00pm versus the Denver Nuggets. Tonight's game also marks the first regular season for former Sixer Andre Iguodala as a Nugget. Coincidentally, Iggy's first game is against the team that drafted him, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Iguodala was always viewed harshly in Philadelphia. Fans...
Well the 76ers finally give Jrue what he's been looking for since the off-season, a new contract and a home on South Broad Street.
Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a four-year, $41 million extension that will take him through the 2017 NBA regular season.
With minor incentives added to the contract, Holiday's deal can potentially reach up to $46 million...