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Since beating the New York Knicks 104-96 on March 11, the Sixers have won just four of 14 games. On March 11, the Sixers still had a hold on first-place in the Atlantic Division. A month later the Sixers have been passed in the Atlantic by not only the Boston Celtics, but also the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks and find themselves treading water at 29-27 in eight in the East with just a one-game over the Milwaukee Bucks for the final playoff spot. Talk about a fall from grace. The Sixers were, at one point, 20-9 and looking like a threat to run away with the teams first division title since 2000-2001, when Allen Iverson led the team to the NBA Finals. But as quickly as the Sixers’ rise gained attention, it just as quickly fell thanks to a tougher schedule and struggles on both sides of the ball. Philadelphia’s vaunted league-best scoring defense came back down to earth thanks to visits from Boston, San Antonio, Chicago, and Indiana during their most recent swoon, which comes after a fiv...

Doug Collins calls young players sensitive and fragile

It looks like Doug Collins may be wearing out his welcome in Philadelphia. After the 76ers got off to a fast start, shocking most of the league, they're sputtering to the finish and Collins' hard driving ways may be too much for the young Sixers. The Sixers were one of the top four teams, record wise, in the Eastern Conference, now find themselves trying to fend off the...

Sixers defend Iguodala comments

Last week I wrote about some comments Philadelphia 76ers small forward Andre Iguodala made to Sports Illustrated. Iguodala called out the Philly fans for being too fair-weathered as well as his teammate Lou Williams for not playing good defense. Lately the Sixers have looked awful, falling down to the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference and surely Iguodala’s comments would not make...

Doug Collins:Players are sensitive and fragile

Nothing speaks louder than this beauty of a quote from the Sixers head coach, Doug Collins: “Players today are very sensitive and very fragile.” – Doug Collins Is Collins exaggerating?? Let me put it this way: how often do we, as fans, complain about the ‘softness’ of the NBA? How fouls are called on the [...]

Sixers Remain Tight-Knit Team As Others Grasp for Reasons to Explain Slide

BOSTON -- Everything about the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room prior to Sunday's game said the Sixers should have been tense. They had lost three games in a row and nine of their last 13. Coach Doug Collins had promised wholesale changes to the starting lineup if his team got off to another slow start, as it had in the previous game against Orlando. And then Andre Iguodala...

Philadelphia 76ers: Doug Collins praises Celtics, no solutions for Sixers free fall

The Philadelphia 76ers rolled into TD Garden, on Sunday, being carted on a stretcher. The Sixers have fallen into a complete tailspin, marred by questions about their coaches  ability to control his locker room, the players criticizing one-another in a public forum and more question about who their go-to scorer is come playoff time. Youngsters, [...]

NBA Action is Fan-Tastic – 1991 edition

In part two of our NBA action is Fan-Tastic piece we are going to look at an absolute gem. This video is from 1991 and is centered around MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. The 30 seconds of that video were more exciting than anything that I’ve seen in the NBA in years (OK that might be a stretch but you know what I’m getting at). Obviously anything Michael Jordan does...

76ers 107, Nets 88

Center Spencer Hawes came off the bench for the first time and a scored a season-high 19 points to lead the slumping Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-88 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and was only the fifth in 15 games for Philadelphia (30-27), giving it a half-game lead over the Knicks (29-27) for the No. 7 seed in the Eastern...

76ers-Nets Preview

The scuffling Philadelphia 76ers could surprisingly soon find themselves on the outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Their upcoming efforts against the New Jersey Nets could go a long way toward determining whether they ultimately stay in. Road-weary Philadelphia tries to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat Tuesday night as it faces New Jersey in the first of three matchups...

76ers-Raptors Preview

Clinging to one of the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers are desperately trying to string together some victories. They look to win consecutive games for the first time in a month when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (30-27) earned its first April win and snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday with a 107-88 victory...
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