At the Buzzer | Simmons, Redick Spark Strong Finish in Win vs Jazz

November 21, 2017

Snapshot: PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tell us if you’ve seen this script before: Team from Philadelphia, relying initially on defense, grinds its way through first half, only to seize control in the third quarter.  Pretty familiar and fresh, right? No, the location wasn’t the Lone Star State, and the contest in question didn’t involve the pigskin. But the 76ers’ 107-86 victory Monday over the Utah Jazz did follow a somewhat familiar…

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Game Preview | While Adjusting, Simmons Focused on Aggressive Approach

November 20, 2017

Scene Setter: CAMDEN, NJ – Through the opening month of the season, a few 76ers opponents have adopted a similar approach when it comes to defending Ben Simmons: Back off in one-on-one situations, and give the dynamic rookie some space, in hopes of clogging the key and inviting jump shots, rather than risk being exposed to dangerous drives to the basket. To “sag,” essentially, has been one line of thinking….

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Seltzer's Notebook | Brown Reacts to Covington Deal, Embiid Faces Doubles

November 19, 2017

Brown Happy to See Covington Rewarded Right off the bat Saturday, re-minted Robert Covington made an impact. The forward, whose contract was restructured with an accompanying extension Friday afternoon, torched the twine in the opening quarter against the Golden State Warriors, burying all four of his 3-point attempts, and staking his squad to a ridiculous 47-28 advantage through 12 minutes of play. Covington finished the tilt with 20 points, his…

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Los Warriors reaccionan a tiempo en Philly

November 19, 2017

Por Miguel Ángel Martín, Columnista de Sixers.com  Dolorosa derrota la sufrida por los Sixers en el Sur de Philadelphia, ante unos Warriors que demostraron todo su potencial en la segunda mitad y dejando claro por qué son los actuales campeones de la NBA.  A pesar de la derrota por 116-124, los Sixers mostraron argumentos para evidenciar que ellos serán el futuro de la NBA, pero el presente (que son los Warriors), mostraron que…

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At the Buzzer | Dominant First Half Not Enough vs Defending Champs

November 19, 2017

Snapshot: PHILADELPHIA, PA – All things considered, despite their impressive start to the season, success is still something the young 76ers are learning about. And, as Saturday showed, these lessons don’t always come easily. Dominant as the Sixers were at the outset of an anticipated home appearance against the Golden State Warriors, the defending champs marked their hosts’ explosive start, managing to power through for a 124-116 victory. Thanks to…

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Covington Extension Testament to Dedication, Two-Way Impact

November 17, 2017

CAMDEN, NJ – From relative obscurity to critical component of an NBA franchise on the rise, such has been Robert Covington’s admirable ascent the past five years. Friday afternoon, the undrafted Tennessee State product and the organization that’s helped him blossom into a top-tier player at his position affirmed their long-term commitment to each other, as the 76ers made Covington’s restructured contract and subsequent extension official. For Sixers President of…

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76ers Extend Contract Of Robert Covington

November 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – NOV. 17, 2017 – President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the Philadelphia 76ers have restructured the terms of forward Robert Covington’s contract for the current season and signed Covington to a multi-year contract extension   “Robert Covington is a prime example of what hard work, dedication and commitment can lead to. Rob’s growth as a player on both ends of the floor makes him one…

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The Time Embiid Dined With a Couple MVPs

November 17, 2017

CAMDEN, NJ – These days, there’s probably not much a charismatic, 7-foot tall budding professional basketball behemoth can do in public without being noticed, especially in a sports-centric market as feverish as Philadelphia. Now, imagine the viral craziness that might be triggered if he were spotted out and about with two of the biggest names in his sport. Earlier this year, the latter part of that equation happened, when Joel…

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La gira por el Oeste termina con buena nota

November 17, 2017

Por Miguel Ángel Martín, Columnista de Sixers.com  Los Sixers acaban la gira por el Oeste con buena nota. Han sido cinco partidos muy intensos, que nos han deparado un balance positivo de tres triunfos y dos derrotas, volviendo de este modo a jugar al Wells Fargo Center con un balance de 8-6 en la temporada y con la moral por todo lo alto.  Es curioso pensar que hace tan solo…

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Seltzer's Notebook | Team, Young Standouts Garnering Increased Attention

November 16, 2017

Getting Extra Attention While it was probably an exhausting labor of love, passion, and dedication for many fans back home to stay up late and keep tabs on the Sixers during their now-completed road trip, the squad was drawing plenty of eyeballs out West. Over the course of the 5-game, 10-day trek, a steady flow of prominent writers, reporters, and camera crews from national – even international – media outlets…

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