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Hong Kong supporters removed from 76ers-Guangzhou game

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Two fans get escorted out during the preseason game of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Lions for yelling and flashing 'Free Hong Kong' signs

PRESEASON. Shake Milton and the Sixers overpower the Guangzhou Lions in an exhibition match. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers

76ers' Bolden pulls out of Australia World Cup campaign

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Jonah Bolden adds to the list of NBA players who will not be playing for Australia after Ben Simmons decided to skip the FIBA World Cup

BIG LOSS. Jonah Bolden cites 'personal reasons' for his decision to pull out from the FIBA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@JonahBolden43

Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Ben Simmons says it's a 'difficult decision' to skip playing for Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

NEW CAMPAIGN. Ben Simmon decides to focus on the Sixers’ NBA run next season. Photo from NBA

Simmons agrees to 5-year, $170M deal with Sixers

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Ben Simmons is set to fortify the Sixers core of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Al Horford

STAYING IN PHILLY. Ben Simmons is reportedly staying with the 76ers. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Ben Simmons 'doubtful' for Aussie World Cup campaign

Jul 14, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Even minus Sixers star Ben Simmons, Australia boasts of a solid roster laced with several NBA players

PRESEASON. Ben Simmons reportedly wants to focus on the Sixers' NBA buildup. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Al Horford signs with 76ers as Tobias Harris rejoins

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Former Celtics star Al Horford beefs up an already formidable Sixers roster bannered by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris

Al Horford. Photo by AFP

Rockets eye Butler deal with Sixers

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:38 AM

James Harden and Chris Paul might just have Sixers star Jimmy Butler as their new Rockets teammate

MAJOR DEAL. Lacking salary cap room, the Rockets may need to trade and involve a third team just to get Jimmy Butler. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors hero Kawhi sinks first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA history

May 13, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'I got a fortuitous bounce,' says Kawhi Leonard. 'I just shot it as hard as I could'

LEGENDARY. Kawhi Leonard celebrates with the Raptors celebrates after sinking the series-clincher. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Heartbroken Joel Embiid cries as Sixers crash out of playoffs

May 13, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Embiid and the Sixers get the boot in the Eastern Conference semifinals anew following a heart-wrenching Game 7 loss to the Raptors

STUNNED. Joel Embiid is left griefing as Kawhi Leonard hits the game-winning buzzer-beater over him. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi hits game-winner as Raptors claw Sixers in Game 7

May 13, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The often emotionless Leonard drains a shot so spectacular that he lets out a roar as teammates hug him

VACATION POSTPONED. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are through to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers wreck Raptors, force Game 7

May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

A winner-take-all for the last Eastern Conference finals berth awaits as the Sixers stay alive against the Raptors

BLOCKED PATH. The Sixers make sure Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors won't cruise to the East finals in Game 6. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors bulldoze Sixers by 36 for 3-2 series lead

May 08, 2019 - 11:23 AM

The Raptors post a blowout victory over the Sixers to move within a win of the NBA Eastern Conference finals

DOMINANT. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors easily get their way against Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Game 5. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Embiid reveals illness in Sixers playoff loss

May 06, 2019 - 11:39 PM

After dominating Game 3, the seven-foot Cameroonian is visibly not in his finest form during Game 4 against the Raptors

PLAY THROUGH IT. Joel Embiid's health will be a concern as the Philadelphia 76ers meet the Toronto Raptors in Game 5. File photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi leads Raptors to series-tying win over Sixers

May 06, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Toronto levels its Eastern Conference semifinals duel against Philadelphia to 2-all with a monster double-double effort from Leonard

CRUNCHTIME. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors prove the better team in the clutch than the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers' Simmons fined, given flagrant foul for groin hit

May 04, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons gets sanctioned for elbowing Toronto's Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semis duel

BAD BLOOD. Ben Simmons has also figured in a scuffle with Kyle Lowry last year. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid dominates as Sixers gore Raptors for 2-1 lead

May 03, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Philadelphia blasts Toronto in a 21-point blowout behind Joel Embiid’s career-high performance

UNSTOPPABLE. Joel Embiid delivers big at both ends for the Sixers. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers thwart Raptors comeback, tie series

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid come through the clutch for Philadelphia on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Jimmy Butler recovers from a mediocre Game 1 outing. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kawhi fires playoff career-high as Raptors thwart Sixers in Game 1

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Kawhi Leonard becomes the first Toronto player in franchise history to have at least 40 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard puts the Raptors on his back. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sixers rip Nets, set semis series vs Raptors

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid and the Sixers dispatch the Nets, 4-1, to arrange a semis showdown versus the No. 2 Raptors

WAKE-UP CALL. Joel Embiid says the Sixers’ shock Game 1 loss to the No. 6 Nets triggered them to flip the switch. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers Twitter account

Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:38 AM

The Sixers are a win away from taking the first-round series against the Nets

3-1 LEAD. The Sixers are leading the first round series over the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers lash at booing fans after upset playoff loss

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

'If you're going to boo, then stay on that side,' Australian star Ben Simmons tells Sixers fans

IRKED. The Brooklyn Nets – and even the Sixers’ own fans – frustrate Ben Simmons. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Nets upset Sixers in NBA playoffs opener

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:18 AM

D'Angelo Russell knocks in 26 points as the No. 6 Nets stun the third-ranked Sixers on the road in Game 1

TAKE CHARGE. Nets star D'Angelo Russell drives around the Sixers' JJ Redick. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Sixers back in winner's circle

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The playoff-bound Sixers pick up win No. 50 against the Bulls to snap a three-game skid

FIGHTING FORM. Joel Embiid and the Sixers strengthen their grip of the 3rd spot in the East. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks outlast Sixers to clinch East top seed

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks secure homecourt advantage throughout the NBA playoffs

Finding little resistance, East top 3 stay on track

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers forge dominant wins to continue lording it over the East

TOPNOTCH. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the league-leading Bucks roll to their 57th victory. Photo from NBA Twitter

Magic's Vucevic casts a 28-point spell to stun Sixers

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Orlando deals the Philadelphia 76ers a second straight loss

STUNNER. Nikola Vucevic scores 28 points to lead the Orlando Magic over Philadelphia. Photo from NBA Twitter.

New Grizzly leads Memphis' upset on Westbrook's Thunder

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, Memphis manages to act as a spoiler against Oklahoma

BREAKOUT GAME. Bruno Caboclo notches a career-high of 24 points over Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo from Bruno Caboclo's Instagram (@brunofive)

Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Boston's Smart $50,000 for shoving Embiid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Celtics guard Marcus Smart gets slapped with a hefty fine for the third time this season

REPEAT OFFENDER. Marcus Smart figures in another altercation, this time with Sixers star Joel Embiid. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:27 AM

The Sixers stage a huge rally to seal their first win of the season against the Celtics

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler (center) comes through the clutch as Joel Embiid (left) and JJ Redick also deliver the numbers for the Sixers.  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers beat East-leading Bucks to clinch playoffs spot

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo outduels Joel Embiid in their individual matchup but Philadelphia takes one over Milwaukee in a battle of Eastern Conference giants

NO EARLY VACATIONS. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are playoff-bound again. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Embiid, Simmons star as Sixers survive Cavs scare

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Cameroonian big man Joel Embiid comes through the clutch as the Sixers escape the feisty Cavaliers

KEY WIN. The Sixers pull off a crucial victory to stay at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets clobber Sixers to extend win streak to 7

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:48 PM

James Harden and the Rockets roll past a Sixers side still missing Joel Embiid

STREAKING. As the Rockets extend their run, James Harden also sustains his hot streak to become one of few players to reach 2,200 points in the season’s first 61 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors escape Sixers, dodge 3rd straight loss

Mar 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Durant, Curry and Cousins team up for 87 points as the Warriors rebound from twin setbacks

PILLARS. The Warriors cap their Eastern road swing with a win behind Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Trail Blazers down depleted 76ers

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Jusuf Nurkic and the Trail Blazers make the most of the absence of Sixers star Joel Embiid

BOSNIAN BEAST. Jusuf Nurkic posts a double-double in the win as the Trail Blazers strengthen their hold of the 4th spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sore knee to sideline 76ers' Embiid at least a week

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers return from the All-Star break minus big man Joel Embiid

BIG LOSS. Joel Embiid sits out when the Philadelphia Sixers resume their playoff push against the Miami Heat this week. Photo from NBA Twitter

Embiid fined for attack on referees

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA slaps Sixers star Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine for openly criticizing the referees

OUTBURST. Joel Embiid lashes out at the referees after the Sixers’ loss against the Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

‘I’m an idiot,’ says Embiid after Sixers’ loss to Celtics

Feb 13, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Gordon Hayward knocks in 6 three-pointers to lead the Celtics past the Sixers in a battle between Eastern Conference rivals

TAKE CHARGE. Gordon Hayward (right) and Jayson Tatum take over as the Celtics get the better of the Sixers anew. Photo from Gordon Hayward Twitter

NBA looking into Sixers star Simmons talk with Lakers

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:33 AM

NBA investigates after Simmons expressed interest in talking to Lakers president Magic Johnson

STAYING WITH PHILLY. The Philadelphia 76ers management know that Ben Simmons will be staying for a long time. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid delivers double-double as 76ers rout LeBron's Lakers

Feb 11, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Philadelphia hands Los Angeles its 28th loss as new acquisition Tobias Harris proves his worth

DEMOLITION. Joel Embiid (right) and the Philadelphia 76ers give LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers a rough beating. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Tobias Harris shines in Sixers debut vs Nuggets

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The new-look Sixers roll past a skidding Nuggets side that slips to second in the Western Conference

SOLID DEBUT. Tobias Harris delivers in key plays during his debut for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

LA Clippers trade Tobias Harris to loaded Sixers

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Tobias Harris, who's averaging 20.9 points for the Clippers, joins the All-Star trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler.

STAR-STUDDED. The Sixers pick up another star in Tobias Harris. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid's 37 not enough as Raptors tear down Sixers

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Amid reports that Toronto has offered Kyle Lowry to the Grizzlies, the All-Star point guard helps tow the Raptors past the Sixers

FOCUSED. Kyle Lowry brushes off speculations and drains 20 points as the Raptors outlast the Sixers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons, Sixers snap Warriors' 11-game win streak

Feb 01, 2019 - 2:44 PM

The Sixers bank on a huge third-quarter run to spoil Steph Curry’s 41-point outburst

UPSET. Behind Ben Simmons, the Sixers win over the Warriors for the first time in 6 years. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Back from suspension, Nuggets’ Jokic posts triple-double vs Sixers

Jan 27, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The 7-foot Serbian center lifts the Nuggets past a Sixers side that missed leading scorer Joel Embiid

BIG RETURN. Denver center Nikola Jokic quickly makes up for his one-game absence. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: 76ers shoot down Harden's Rockets

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Harden notches his 20th straight game with 30 or more points, but the Rockets were no match for the 76ers

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Joel Embiid leads Philly as she scores 32 points and grabs 14 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

Paul George powers Thunder over 76ers in NBA thriller

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The OKC superstar completes a decisive four-point play as the Thunder slip past the Sixers in an emotional contest

Injured Embiid shines for Sixers

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Shrugging off a sore back, Sixers star Joel Embiid posts his 38th double-double of the season against the Pacers

ROAD WIN. Joel Embiid helps power the Sixers to a road win against the Pacers for a 30-16 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers back on track as Embiid returns

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Joel Embiid returns after getting sidelined due to a sore ankle

RETURN. Joel Embiid returns to topscore for the Philadelphia 76ers with 26 points. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP