Found January 10, 2012 on
The Sports Wiz:
The crack in the Liberty Bell seems just a tiny bit smaller. The NBA is relevant again in Philadelphia.
The Sixers (6-2) are off to a fast start, the best since they reeled off an effortless ten in a row to start the 2000-01 season.
All Sixer fans remember that year.
I was in High School watching Eric Snow running the point, Allen Iverson running the show, and Dikembe Mutombo growling in his deep octave with every block and finger wag. That was the year they got to the Finals, the season they won the first game against the Lakers who were previously unbeaten in the playoffs. Sadly, they went on to lose the next four in a row and the series. Shaquille O’neal dominated the paint, while Kobe etched his status in stone as Kobe, the Black Mamba, the Assassin, and the superstar.
The Sixers reached the Finals despite of the supporting cast. The current team is starting hot because of it.
Five players are averaging over 12 points a contest. The teams leading scorer is Lou Wi...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
In my second year as a pro in the season 1996-97, playing for Okapi Aalst, we started out the season with two American imports players.
One was our star player Daren Queenan (Lehigh 1984-88 and one of NCAA all time leading scorers), the other was Brian Reese (UNC 1990-94 and now an assistant coach at Monmouth).
Scouting and recruiting 15 years ago wasn't at the level it...
PG Jrue Holiday
SG Jodie Meeks
SF Andre Igoudala
PF Elton Brand
C Spencer Hawes
Key Reserves: Thaddeus Young, Lou Williams, Evan Turner
The division leading 76ers are in town tonight to play the revamped Knicks. Both teams are currently on a winning streak, although the Sixers have been streaking longer than the Knicks. Coach Doug Collins’ team is off to a great...
The Philadelphia 76ers are enjoying a terrific start to their 2011-12 season, boosting their record to 6-2 with a 96-86 win over the Danny Granger-less Indiana Pacers (6-3).
Once again, the Sixers didn't rely on one individual to carry the load. Behind Andre Iguodala's 20 points and Lou Williams' 13 points off the bench, Philadelphia jumped out to a hot start in...
With New York and Boston struggling, there’s room for a new team atop the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Right now, the Philadelphia 76ers are taking advantage, jumping out of the gates to a 6-2 record.
Looking at who they’ve, you could probably argue that the 76ers are benefitting from a soft schedule. Their most impressive win came last night against Indiana,...
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Zach Lowe over at the Point Forward caught my eye with a recent quip:
Why are the Sixers such a distant fourth in popularity among the city’s four major sports teams? Fans filled the place during Allen Iverson’s prime, and this Philly team, looking great so far against a schedule heavy on both cupcake teams and road games, could become one of the league’s most likable groups...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Elton Brand had a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Sacramento
Kings 112-85 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
PHILADELPHIA Spencer Hawes' first three seasons in the NBA were spent with the Kings before he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in June 2010.
Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 13 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fifth straight game, 96-86, over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Led by Iguodala and a deep roster, the Sixers are dominating in the second half to turn close games into comfortable ones. Against the Pacers, it was a 15-3 run in the third quarter that helped them pull away.
So far this season, it's the Philadelphia 76ers and not the New York Knicks who are upsetting the balance in the Atlantic Division.
The Knicks, however, are starting to show signs that they're still capable of doing that.
The 76ers look to match their longest winning streak in three years when they face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Starting center Spencer Hawes missed the Philadelphia 76ers' game in New York on Wednesday night because of a strained lower back.
Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 13 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fifth straight game, 96-86, over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Elton Brand had a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Sacramento Kings 112-85 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
PHILADELPHIA Kings coach Keith Smart knows he's in a tough situation.
Ron Cortes Philadelphia Inquirer
The Kings' DeMarcus Cousins battles Philadelphia's Evan Turner, left, for a rebound as Tyreke Evans looks on. The Kings shot poorly (39.5 percent) and allowed the 76ers a lot of leeway inside (52 points in the paint) in their second straight loss.