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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) reacts after dunking the ball between Toronto Raptors' Danny Green (14) and Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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May 09, 2019 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night. Game 7 is Sunday...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid watches during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York.
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April 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Boban Marjanovic, right, shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Ed Davis, center, during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 131-115.
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April 19, 2019 - 7:37 am
By Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver spoke to the media on Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York after a meeting of the NBA's Board of Governors. He menti
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
April 12, 2019 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of NBA basketball could look like European soccer. Tournaments that take place during the season along with league games intrigue Commissioner Adam Silver as a way to change the format of the NBA's 82-game season. If it even keeps an 82-game season. Silver mentioned...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) dribbles up court in front of guard Jimmy Butler (23) and center Joel Embiid (21) during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center.
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Dave Uram
April 12, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Why beat around the bush? This isn’t an ideal matchup for the 76ers. Head Coach Brett Brown referred to it as “dangerous” just over two weeks ago. But, here we are. The Sixers are hosting the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the quarterfinals of The NBA Playoffs Saturday at...
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Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations.
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April 09, 2019 - 9:43 pm
By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) -- Magic Johnson, the beloved former point guard behind five world titles for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Tuesday night he was quitting as the team's president of basketball operations. Johnson was in his second full season in the position for the Lakers, who are 37...
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WNBA basketball playoff semifinal
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April 08, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. "We are excited about all of it," WNBA...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots as Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game.
David Banks/AP Photo
April 07, 2019 - 8:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers endured five straight losing seasons and bottomed out with 10 wins three years ago. Considering how far they fell during their rebuilding project, coach Brett Brown can sure appreciate where they are at the moment. Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds, JJ...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, tries to drive past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo
April 05, 2019 - 6:51 am
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern...
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Bill Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was let go after 24 seasons as head coach of St. Joseph's University's basketball team.
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Ed Benkin
April 04, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Lange was enjoying his life as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, but St. Joseph's University gave Lange an offer he couldn't refuse. Lange was introduced as the Hawks head coach on Wednesday at Hagan Arena. Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was...
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