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Jrue Holiday scored 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers found enough motivation to put the Washington Wizards' pursuit of ninth place to rest for good Friday night, pulling away in the second half for a 97-86 victory.
Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 13 points for the 76ers, who had played a pair of stinkers since being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but handled the Wizards, who had made catching Philadelphia a very public goal to make up for a 4-28 start.
John Wall scored 24 points for the Wizards, who have lost four straight and trail the 76ers by 3 1/2 games with two to play in the race - if it can really be called that - for top non-playoff team in the Eastern Conference.
The 76ers have been a disinterested competitor for the Wizards, and they still could be caught by the 10th-place Toronto Raptors. Asked before the game if the tussle for ninth was on his radar, Philadelphia coach Doug Collins shrugged and said: ''You know, ninth, 10th - I mean, t...
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The Philadelphia 76′ers season didn’t turn out as planned. The absence of their key centerpiece for this season, Andrew Bynum, caused a glitch the team never recovered from. Months ago I shared with you that I was told that even before Bynum discovered he had to have additional surgery, he wasn’t too interested in playing for Sixers head coach Doug Collins. I was also told...
NewsTags: 76ersDoug CollinsIt doesn’t sound like Sixers’ head coach Doug Collins is long for Philadelphia.
According the Philadelphia Inquirer, although the team has publicly voiced support for Collins, behind closed doors they hope that he’ll voluntarily step aside at the end of the season.
Its been a rough year for the Sixers. Everything...
The big story for most of the Philadelphia 76ers 2012-2013 season has been if or when Sixers fans would see Andrew Bynum on the court. The story has shifted over the past week or so and now revolves around the future of head coach Doug Collins. Many believe that Collins needs to go. Several reports have said that the organization wants to him to resign.... Read more
The big story for most of the Philadelphia 76ers 2012-2013 season has been if or when Sixers fans would see Andrew Bynum on the court. The story has shifted over the past week or so and now revolves around the future of head coach Doug Collins. Many believe that Collins needs to go. Several reports have said that the organization wants to him to resign. The Sixers will not extend...
We'll always have D-Rose getting hurt
10) Still kind of mad at him for being injury prone as a high draft pick in the '70s
9) It's the only way to stop the constant Mo Harkness puling
8) Smells like onions, feet and sadness
7) By moving him, they keep alive the delusion that Evan Turner isn't useless
6) Spencer Hawes has totally promised to try much more often...
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The 76ers are not forcing Doug Collins out, according to a source.
The marriage between the Philadelphia 76ers and its head coach and city legend, Doug Collins appears to be headed towards an awkward divorce.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford is reporting from various league sources that 76ers brass would prefer Collins not return for the 2013-2014 season, and they would prefer he simply quits or retires so they don’t have to pay him.
Trading away good talent in Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic for Andrew Bynum, who didn’t log a single minute, the 31-47 Sixers didn’t have the best of luck this season. Topped off by a postgame rant in which he ripped his team for a lack of effort after a sixth straight loss on February 26, the season just never panned out how they hoped and the organization...
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I have been trying to think of what to call this season. I could call it the season from hell. That sounds pretty good. Nah, get more creative Joe. How about the “Era of Bynum”, version TWO? I can save that one for another day. I know, “The Season That Never Was”. Man, that headline makes me [...](Read more...)
Both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are eying the future with nothing to play for in the final week of the season. Whether respective coaches Doug Collins and Byron Scott are part of those long-term plans is uncertain as the teams meet Sunday in Philadelphia.
The 76ers (32-47) will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010, and there has been plenty of...