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The Philadelphia 76ers have had a rocky start to the season. There was some concern that they would have their issues before Andrew Bynum joined the lineup. Those issues didn’t come about during their first game, a win against the Denver Nuggets, but it certainly came true in back-to-back losses to the New York Knicks.
The Sixers opened up their season at home against the Nuggets on Halloween night. The defense came to play for four quarters and Spencer Hawes shocked the world with a 16 point, 12 rebound and 5 block performance. Every win the Sixers can get without Bynum this season is huge. He is a go-to player on offense and the type of player on defense who can change an entire offensive game plan with his shot blocking ability.
The Sixers didn’t play until four days later where they started a away and home two day stretch against the New York Knicks. Neither game went well for Philly. They dropped the road game Sunday afternoon 84-100 and then against at home Monday night 88-110. The Knicks offense made simple work of the Sixers defense in both games. Carmelo Anthony combined for 48 points in both games.
It’s hard to really gauge the Sixers after the first week of the season. They have only played two different opponents. They are undefeated against everyone but the Knicks, but now stand 0-2 in the division. Ideally, you should wait 20 games before really judging where an NBA team is.
The Sixers are 1-2, but have already lost Jason Richardson and Kwame Brown to injury and are currently without Andrew Bynum. The Sixers didn’t have Bynum in the season opener, lost Richardson in game number two and lost Brown in Monday night’s loss. Bynum has no time table for a return just yet, but should be back sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Brown and Richardson did not practice on Tuesday and are out for Wednesday’s game.
The Sixers have a three game road trip this week. They play at New Orleans on Wednesday, at Boston on Friday and at Toronto on Saturday. All three are winnable games, but the defense must wake up and the offense must find some kind of a rhythm. The schedule may be winnable, but a 1-5 start isn’t out of the question. Winning two out of their next three would be ideal for Philadelphia right now. Getting to .500, or slightly above before Bynum comes back should be the goal. Remember, Bynum didn’t play in preseason. He will have to adjust to the team as everyone else will with him.
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Andrew Bynum still has no timetable about a potential return.
Jason Richardson of the Philadelphia 76ers had a run in with a cameraman who was filming underneath the basket, and the cameraman won. Check out the below video of the incident, and notice that the cameraman continues doing his job like nothing happened. I am not saying that the cameraman is exactly like the band from Titanic, but pretty cool nonetheless. via The Score Article...
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Jason Richardson and Andrew Bynum.credit: media.philly.com
76ers shooting guard Jason Richardson recently suffered a sprained ankle after stepping on a cameraman, which is a blow to a team that is already without star center Andrew Bynum. For some, this may seem like a fairly ordinary injury, and an event that is part of the game. After all, as fans, we all want the best media coverage...
Philadelphia 76ers power forward Lavoy Allen wasn’t shy about his political leanings during the run-up to Election Night on Tuesday. The second-year player — and teammate of uber-Republican Spencer Hawes — confirmed his support for Mitt Romney via Twitter on Monday.
Sadly for Mr. Allen, his bench-player-level influence didn’t sway enough voters. But rather than cry about...
Lavoy Allen of the Philadelphia 76ers is a Mitt Romney supporter. Actress Stacey Dash is also a Mitt Romney supporter. So the two have at least that much in common.
So as the results began to trickle in Tuesday night and it became clear that Romney had lost his bid to become President, Allen was faced with two Twitter based options: Either he used his time lamenting the loss or he...
The Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young has always been a very talented player, but he can also be a bit of a headache at times. His shot selection for example has always been an issue, and as I write this, he's 4 of 15 from the field in tonight's game against the Knicks.
And one of those missed shots was particularly awful:
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Personally, I feel bad for Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson who injured his left ankle on Sunday against the New York Knicks.Richardson was cutting to the basket for a lay-up and as he was looking back to see if he made the shot, he tripped over an outstretched foot of a cameraman under the basket:Clearly, the cameramen should be moved back a bit but this play is just bad luck all around.
Jason Richardson left Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks after just 107 seconds after spraining his ankle when he accidentally stepped on a cameraman situated courtside at Madison Square Garden.
Richardson, who is in his first season with the Sixers, was driving to the hoop and missed a layup that was defended by Carmelo Anthony. His momentum took...
Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen and actress Stacey Dash have one thing in common: They both support Mitt Romney. After Romney lost the presidential election to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Allen offered to comfort the dashing Dash:
@realstaceydash don’t worry we will get through this together, if you need a shoulder to cry on I’m only a phone call away
With Barack Obama winning on Tuesday night over Mitt Romney for a second term at Presidency, a lot of Republicans were obviously not happy and many voiced their opinions on Twitter.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Lavoy Allen and actor Stacey Dash were one of those people. Both decided to back up Romney on Twitter and had their opinions after the announcement was made that Obama...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever in a 77-62 victory over the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Evan Turner also scored 14, and Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 12 points for the Sixers, who dominated the second half defensively. The Hornets committed 14 of their 24 turnovers...
PHILADELPHIA - Carmelo Anthony collected 21 points Monday night as the New York Knicks routed the Philadelphia 76ers for the second straight day, 110-88. Anthony, who had 27 points in Sunday's 100-84 victory over the Sixers in New York, was one of seven Knicks in double figures. That includes 38-year-old forward Rasheed Wallace, who is making an NBA comeback this year after...