lipat nako denver
lipat nako denver
Mukang masama pagkatalo ng Sixers ah. Buzzer beater pa ata. Double OT sana. Good game from Iggy and Korver though.
76ers Name Larry Brown Executive Vice President
Philadelphia, Pa. - Jan. 6, 2007 -- Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that he has named Hall of Famer Larry Brown as Executive Vice President. In this role, Brown will primarily be responsible for assisting King and the 76ers front office and basketball operations staff in personnel decisions, as well as other special projects.
"Larry Brown has been a friend and mentor to me for many years and his knowledge of the game of basketball is unparalleled," King said. "Adding his basketball knowledge to the existing staff gives us a valuable resource."
- Oh yes! I like this move. Once again, magiging defensive oriented team ang Philly.
Yeah! Bring back Larry Brown as coach as well! This franchise needs a shot in the arm! LB can revive this team!
Kabahan ka na Mo Cheeks! Nasa tabi tabi na ang kapalit mo.
Webber: Time with Sixers nearing end
By TOM MOORE
PHILADELPHIA — On Dec. 19, the Allen Iverson Era in Philadelphia ended when he was traded to the Nuggets.
Following yesterday's 76ers practice, Chris Webber admitted his time as a 76er is almost surely in the final stages.
Webber said he's been “talking to (the Sixers) for a long time” about a buyout of his massive contract, which is paying him $20.7 million this year and $22.3 million next season.
If the two sides agree to a buyout, Webber would become a free agent and the Sixers could save some money.
Webber also said he's not playing tonight against the Pistons, which would be the 10th game he's missed in a 13-game span, and may never suit up for the Sixers again.
Webber, who has said he has no interest in playing on a rebuilding team in the wake of the Iverson trade, missed the final five games of the Sixers' 2-5 road trip with a bruised right foot and flu-like symptoms. He didn't practice Sunday, but participated in portions of yesterday's workout.
Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks said he didn't know if Webber would be available this evening against Detroit .
Sixers president Billy King declined comment on the Webber situation for the fourth straight day. This time, King cited the team policy of not discussing contractual matters.
Asked if Webber, a 14th-year pro who initially wouldn't speak to reporters yesterday, had told him he wanted to leave the Sixers, Cheeks said, “No, he has not — not at all.”
“Chris is a total professional,” Cheeks said. “His injuries have set him back a little. But when he's here, he's with us.”
Webber's agent, Aaron Goodwin, didn't return a message left yesterday at his office.
Webber is averaging career-lows in scoring (11.0 points), minutes (30.2) and field goal percentage (38.7) in 18 games this season.
Webber's career averages are 21.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
He had 20.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 38.6 minutes in 75 games last year.
He has already sat out 15 games in 2006-07 after only missing seven in all of last season.
The Sixers acquired Webber and Matt Barnes from the Kings on Feb. 23, 2005, in exchange for Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner and Corliss Williamson.
Webber's microfracture surgery on his left knee four years ago has limited his mobility and quickness.
13 points the other game and 26 against the Bucks for Iggy. Hope he shows some consistency. It's his time, it's his team. GO IGGY!
Yep, the Sixers is now INDEED Iguodala's team.... and I'm interested to see how he will step up to that billing, being your team's main man. I'm hoping that somehow he can average 20-5-5 in the not so distant future.
He's yet to reach the ceiling. Those numbers that you mentioned are doable knowing Iggy's all-around game. All the best for Andre Iguodala, the lone reason why I STILL follow the Sixers.
Dun sa mga dating Sixers fan balik na kayo sa team ninyo 7th seed na sila sa Eastern Conference and tinalo nila ang San Antonio Spurs today..
Miller’s Season-High 32 Lead 76ers Past Spurs
By DAN GELSTON
Posted Mar 15 2008 11:09PM
Andre Miller scored a season-high 32 points to lead the 76ers to their third straight sparkling victory, over the Spurs on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA, March 15 (AP) -- The packed Philadelphia crowd rocked and roared like it did earlier this decade when Allen Iverson turned the 76ers into a perennial playoff team.
When Iverson returns to his former home for the first time next week, he'll recognize that raucous environment. What might seem unfamiliar is Philadelphia's spot in the standings, because the franchise he left 15 months ago in disarray is now a bona fide playoff contender.
Andre Miller scored a season-high 32 points and Andre Iguodala had 25 to lead the Sixers to their third straight sparkling victory, 103-96 over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.
"It was a great game for us," said coach Maurice Cheeks. "I loved playing in a building like that, rocking like that with the fans cheering for us. It was great."
The Philly faithful had good reason for the vocal support. The Sixers already knocked off Detroit and Chicago in succession on the road this week and won at Milwaukee last Sunday.
Philly (33-34) pressured the Spurs into turnovers from the opening tip and turned back some late spurts by the defending champs.
"We could never get a run going," the Spurs' Manu Ginobili said. "They didn't miss many shots and every time we got within seven, they hit a big shot or we turned over the ball."
Miller, the steady point guard who has really led Philadelphia's turnaround, hit so many of those big shots. Playing with a bad back, Miller went 11-for-14 from the floor and made 10 of 11 free throws. He did not attempt a 3-pointer.
"We're just playing some good basketball, especially this month," Miller said. "We've held our own and everyone's doing a good job."
Cheeks said he watches the scoreboard and especially keeps an eye on Washington, which entered Saturday holding a one-game lead on the Sixers for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers are on track for their first playoff berth since 2005 and moved within a game of .500 for the first time since they were 2-3 on Nov. 9. That spiraled into a 5-13 start, but Philadelphia is 17-6 since Jan. 26 and has won nine of its last 10 at home.
Tony Parker scored 27 points, Ginobili had 22 and Tim Duncan 16 for the Spurs, who were coming off a loss a night earlier at Detroit. San Antonio lost its third straight game overall and fifth in a row on the road.
Samuel Dalembert had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Lou Williams scored 12 points for the Sixers.
The Spurs, who had Bruce Bowen back in the lineup after a one-game suspension, rallied after they trailed by as many as 13. Parker hit a running jumper late in the third that made it 72-66 and San Antonio seemed as if it might finally get untracked after mostly uninspired basketball.
But Miller knocked down a 14-footer and hit a pull-up jumper that stretched the lead back to 79-66. The Sixers led 83-73 at the end of the third.
Parker's layup brought the Spurs within six again late in the fourth and then Ginobili blocked Miller's shot. The Spurs couldn't convert on the other end and Iguodala sank a difficult, step-back jumper with Bowen's hands up in his face that made it 94-86.
Miller hit another basket that brought the fans to their feet while Dalembert ran down the court waving his arms for the 19,942 to cheer even louder. Iguodala hit two free throws to seal the win.
Up ahead for the Sixers is a Wednesday date with Denver and the player Miller was traded for: Iverson. Iverson returns to Philadelphia for the first time since the former MVP was traded in December 2006, which will guarantee another packed house and likely a huge ovation.
"I'm sure Wednesday will be a good challenge for us with Allen coming in here," Williams said.
The Sixers rallied from an 18-point deficit to win at Chicago on Friday night and carried that momentum over into this one, where they earned a rare and robust standing ovation when they led 28-23 at the end of the first quarter.
The Sixers are 12-2 in the second game of their last 14 back-to-backs (12-7 overall).
"You've got to be able to turn around and get right back into the fray," Cheeks said. "This was another example of doing that."
The Sixers made only one turnover in the first half while the Spurs committed nine, including three by Ginobili. Iguodala's driving layup gave the Sixers their first 13-point lead and Dalembert's alley-oop from Iguodala made it 53-40. They took a 53-45 lead into the break.
76ers next game
March 19 vs Denver (39-26)
Suprised team this season di ko akalain na ang lakas pala ng Sixers ng talunin nila ang Boston Celtics 2 days ago, and today tinalo nila ang CHicago Bulls na expected makapasok sa playoffs after overachieving last year.
Hay kulang lang sila ng isa matindi PF, and next year siguradong isa sila sa mga top teams sa Eastern Conference.
Kung baga ang Sixers ang Redbull Barako ng NBA saka si Maurice Cheeks si Coach Yeng Guiao.
Williams Scores 23 to Help 76ers Rout Bulls
By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA, March 26 (AP) - The 76ers are on the run.
They run in the open court, run up the points and are running all the way into the playoffs.
Andre Miller hit all the right targets and had a season-high 18 assists, Louis Williams scored 23 points and Philadelphia romped again, this time in a 121-99 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
"We're just trying to continue to play the way we've been playing,'' coach Maurice Cheeks said.
That fast-paced, push the ball for easy baskets style of play helped the Sixers outscore the Bulls 30-2 in fast-break points en route to their 19th victory in their last 24 games.
"These young guys can get up and down, so it makes my job easier just to throw the ball ahead and let them make a play,'' Miller said.
Philadelphia - 18-30 on Feb. 4 and seemingly out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture - somehow has the fifth seed in its reach. The Sixers (37-35) are two games over .500 for the first time all season, have won 11 of 12 at home and are 11-2 in March to charge up the East standings.
Up ahead, catching the Wizards. The Sixers play at Washington on April 12.
"That's the consensus in the locker room that we kind of want them to lose,'' Williams said. "We've got one more game against them so we've got to go out and get that game. Right now, we're focusing on how we're playing and we're playing great basketball and we want to continue to do that.''
Miller again led the way, even on a night when he made only two baskets. His 18 assists were only three shy of matching the franchise record held by Cheeks (1982) and Wilt Chamberlain (1968). In the first quarter, Miller fired an overhead pass to a streaking Andre Iguodala in the lane and the swingman finished with a thunderous one-handed dunk.
Thaddeus Young quickly followed with a left-handed layup in transition and the crowd erupted heading into a timeout. It was only late in the first quarter, but the rout was already on and the fans were rocking the Wachovia Center.
The Sixers, who spent most of the season near the bottom of the attendance standings, played in front of their fifth straight crowd of at least 18,000 fans.
Iguodala scored 21 points and Young had 20.
"Any time you have a positive vibe, I think good things are going to happen,'' Williams said.
How's this for good vibrations? The Sixers made only 32 percent of their 3-pointers for the season, yet went 11-for-25 against the Bulls. Williams and Rodney Carney were a combined 9-for-13.
"On different nights, we are capable,'' Cheeks said. "But it's not what we do, it's not what we are.''
The Sixers keep finding new ways to win and they got this one without much scoring from Miller and Samuel Dalembert. When the Sixers led 48-33 in the second quarter, Dalembert was scoreless and Miller had one free throw. The only blemish came on Iguodala's performance from the free-throw line, a miserable 3-for-9 effort.
The Sixers went on an 11-0 run to lead 65-49 at the break.
Thabo Sefolosha led the Bulls with 20 points, Kirk Hinrich had 18 and Andres Nocioni 16.
Drew Gooden, who scored a season-high 31 points and matched a season best with 16 rebounds in the Bulls' 103-94 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, was held to two points and eight rebounds.
"We were a little bit slow in everything we did,'' Bulls coach Jim Boylan said. "It looked like we were stuck in mud.''
The Bulls rallied a bit in the third and cut the deficit to eight points twice, each time on Hinrich's baskets.
Carney answered with a 3-pointer, Williams hit a 3 and the Sixers romped in the fourth, falling three points shy of matching their season-high point total.
"We just don't focus all the time, especially at the defensive end,'' said Bulls forward Joakim Noah.
Notes: The 76ers won the season series for the first time since 2003-04. ... The Sixers are assured of their best March since they went 13-3 in 1984. ... The Sixers never trailed in a game for the fourth time this season.
Watched out for this team in the post season kapag hinde sila sineryoso ng kalaban nila sa playoffs tiyak na pupulutin sila sa kangkungan.
Sixers are the 2nd best team in the NBA since the start of the year, and I am afraid to say that this team can eliminate both Orlando Magic and the Cavaliers in the playoffs.
They are surely playing one of the best team basketball in the Eastern Conference, and I really like Mo Cheeks chances to be named as the NBA Coach of the Year.
76ers Cut Down Nets for 20th Win in 27 Games
Posted Apr 1 2008 11:55PM
Lou Williams hit three consecutive baskets in the final 3:47, and the surprising 76ers posted their 20th win in 27 games with a 108-99 victory over the fading Nets on Tuesday.
Andre Miller scored 10 of his team-high 24 in the fourth quarter to help the Sixers hold off the Nets.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 1 (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers are on a roll heading into the playoffs and it seems everybody is making contributions -- from Andre to Andre to Sam and even a guy coming off the bench named Lou.
Lou Williams hit three consecutive baskets in the final 3:47, and the surprising 76ers posted their 20th win in 27 games with a 108-99 victory over the fading New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.
"It's good for all of us to get quality time coming down the stretch in fourth-quarter games,'' said Williams, who finished with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting. "It will be great for all of us in the near future in playoff time.''
The late run against New Jersey helped the 76ers (38-37) snap a two-game losing streak and pull within a half-game of idle Washington and Toronto in the three-way fight for playoff positions 5-7 in the Eastern Conference.
"When we do get to the playoffs, we want to be playing the type of basketball we've been playing for a long time,'' 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks said. "You can see it in the players as well, they really wanted to win this game because we let the last game slip away.''
That was a loss to Cleveland on Sunday, and it put the 76ers in danger of their first three-game losing streak since mid-January.
Williams and company made sure it never happened by coming up with all the big plays down the stretch and getting major contributions from its core players.
Andre Miller had 24 points, 11 assists and five rebounds, while Andre Iguodala added 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. Samuel Dalembert added 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks and finished off a 9-2 spurt that Williams ignited with seven straight points.
"I always liked fourth quarters,'' Williams said. "That's when everybody clamps down and the game gets really, really intense. That's when it's most exciting and I have always enjoyed that.''
The Nets' third straight loss dropped them 3 1/2 games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the conference. New Jersey (31-44) is down three games in the loss column with seven left in the regular season. The Nets are now 10th in the East, trailing Indiana by a half-game.
"We have to think we have an opportunity regardless of how many games we have left to play,'' said Vince Carter, who led the Nets with 29 points. "We have to find a way. We have to think positive. It's still there for the taking.''
Devin Harris added 22 points for New Jersey and Richard Jefferson had 14, but just one in the second half.
Down by five entering the fourth quarter, the Nets cut it to 93-91 on Carter's 3-pointer from the left corner with 4:11 to go.
Williams then took over. He nailed a 3-pointer from the corner off Iguodala's feed on the 76ers' next possession for a 96-91 lead.
After Josh Boone scored on a rebound for New Jersey, Williams sandwiched a reverse layup and a jumper around a missed 3-pointer by New Jersey's Bostjan Nachbar for a 100-93 lead with 2:28 to play.
Iguodala stole the ball from Carter on the next possession and Dalembert scored inside for a 102-93 lead.
"They just executed better down the stretch,'' Nachbar said. "They ran plays where they got guys wide open for shots.''
New Jersey never got close again as its magic number for missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years fell to five. That's any combination of Hawks' wins and Nets' losses.
Hawks' Smith 'impressed' by visit with Sixers
Philly going after both of Atlanta's free-agent Joshes
By SEKOU SMITH
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/02/08
The Philadelphia 76ers rolled out the red carpet for Hawks forward Josh Smith on Wednesday, complete with limousine rides, a guided tour of not only their facilities but much of the city of Brotherly Love and a brief meeting with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
"We had a great meeting and a great time visiting with everyone here [Wednesday], and we'll continue to talk tomorrow," Brian Dyke, one of Smith's agents, said late Wednesday night. "What I can tell you is that we're very impressed with 76ers organization and the city of the Philadelphia."
Dyke and Wallace Prather, Smith's other agent, had a lunch meeting with the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon.
Smith's highly anticipated visit to Philadelphia, on the second day NBA free agents could be wooed by other teams, is just the first for the Hawks' two Joshes.
Fellow free agent Josh Childress, whose representatives are scheduled to meet with the Hawks in Washington this week, is expected in Philadelphia for a Monday visit.
His Washington-based agent, Jim Tanner, said the interest in his client has grown steadily since the start of free agency Tuesday.
"We're extremely pleased with the broad and enthusiastic interest in Josh from a number of teams around the league," Tanner said, declining to name any of the teams or the number of teams. "We're in the process of setting up meetings in several places. But I don't think it's any secret that Josh wants to find the best fit, be it in Atlanta or elsewhere."
The 76ers, armed with more than $11 million in available cap space, are making a play for both Joshes. They could force the Hawks to match an offer for one of them, leaving the other vulnerable to their advances.
If the 76ers use the entire $11-plus million on a contract for Smith, factoring in the allowable 8 percent raise from the base-year salary, they could offer him a five-year deal worth about $67 million.
That's $22 million more than the $45 million the Hawks offered — and Smith turned down — in October, when they had a chance to keep both Smith and Childress in Hawks uniforms with five-year extensions.
A front-loaded offer for Smith, similar to the contract the Hawks offered Joe Johnson three years ago in an effort to snatch him from Phoenix, could further complicate matters for the Hawks.
Childress could command a deal starting at the projected mid-level exception salary of about $5.6 million. That would mean over five years the deal would pay him more than $34 million with the maximum allowable pay raise of 8 percent.
Childress finished sixth in the voting for the NBA's Sixth Man Award this season. Much like Smith, who finished sixth in the voting for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award, Childress has a unique blend of skills that are in high demand this summer.
Childress saw his playing time dip this season by seven minutes, from 36.9 to 29.9 a night, and still averaged 11.1 points on 57 percent shooting.
He was one of just six players in the league to average at least 10 points and 4 rebounds while also shooting better than 50 percent (.571) and making 20 or more 3-pointers. Shawn Marion, Lamar Odom, Mike Miller, Grant Hill and Andre Kirilenko were the others.
Tanner said Childress is looking for a fit similar to the one he's had with the Hawks, who selected him with the sixth pick in the 2004 draft.
"He wants to play with other good players in a good situation and he wants to win," Tanner said.