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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

Embiid returns after scary fall as Sixers trip Lakers

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Joel Embiid posts another double-double as the Sixers overcome the career-high performance of Lakers' Brandon Ingram

ON TRACK. Joel Embiid and the Sixers pick up their third win in the last 4 games against Javale McGee and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

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

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Ben Simmons' cheeky play and dunk in 76ers win

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Sixers superstar Ben Simmons gets away with a sneaky move

CRAFTY. Ben Simmons and the Sixers embarrass the Clippers in an inbound play in the closing seconds. File photo

WATCH: NBA Christmas Day recap

Dec 26, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Lakers rout defending champion Warriors as Irving late show lifts Celtics past Sixers

GAME HERO. Kyrie Irving delivers in the clutch for the Boston Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie Irving scores 40 as Celtics edge out Sixers in OT

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Kyrie Irving waxes hot to lead the Boston Celtics over the Sixers on NBA Christmas Day

HERO. Kyrie Irving splashes the game-tying shot that sent the match into overtime. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Aldridge records double-double as Spurs thrash Sixers

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:06 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge spearheads a fine all-round offensive display from San Antonio

Sixers rout Cavs in Jimmy Butler's return

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Philadelphia rebounds from back-to-back losses that saw Butler sidelined due to a groin injury

DO-IT-ALL. Ben Simmons registers another triple-double. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Pacers spoil Sixers star Joel Embiid's 40-20 night

Dec 15, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Indiana Pacers rally from a double-digit deficit to clip Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers

STEADY CLIMB. Darren Collison and the Indiana Pacers outlast the Sixers to hike up their record to 19-10. Photo from Indiana Pacers

LOOK: Jimmy Butler hits second game-winner for new team 76ers

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Barely a month in Philadelphia, the 29-year-old star already has two game-winning shots under his name

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler proves his worth for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Kyrie Irving erupts for 43 points to power Boston past NBA Eastern Conference leader Toronto

ON FIRE. Celtics star Kyrie Irving takes charge in Boston's 9th win. Photo from AFP

Butler beaten on debut as Magic rally stuns Sixers

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Orlando roars from a 16-point deficit in the final quarter to spoil Jimmy Butler's Philly debut

NEW CHAPTER. Jimmy Butler drops 14 points in his first game with the Sixers. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

Embiid fires 42 as Sixers stay perfect at home

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers go 7-0 in their homecourt as Joel Embiid powers the Sixers to an overtime escape versus the Hornets

FIERY FOURTH. Sixers star Joel Embiid pumps in 16 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter. Photo from the NBA

Sixers beat Pacers to solve their road woes

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Philadelphia Sixers snap a five-game losing skid on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Joel Embiid picks up his 11th double-double against the Pacers as the Sixers recover from a 25-point beatdown by the Nets 3 nights earlier. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid trolls Andre Drummond again

Nov 04, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The 76ers star posts a video of the Pistons center dancing on his Instagram after dropping a monster double-double in a win

BIG MAN BEEF. Joel Embiid amps up his off-court beef with Andre Drummond. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard back as Raptors down Sixers

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Toronto rebounds from its first loss of the season as Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points

BACK AT IT. Kawhi Leonard tows the Toronto Raptors to their seventh victory. Photo from NBA

Griffin half-century powers unbeaten Pistons past Sixers

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Detroit's Blake Griffin erupts for a career-high 50 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists

SIZZLING. Pistons big man Blake Griffin gets showered with MVP chants. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:22 PM

'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics kick off their campaign with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

SEASON KICKOFF. Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes makes it tough for Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons to get his shot off during the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

5 NBA players to watch this season

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:35 PM

LeBron and the Lakers may have dominated the preseason storyline, but there's certainly more to talk about once the season gets going

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Danny Green #14 of the Toronto Raptors looks on from the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason game against Melbourne United at Scotiabank Arena on October 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Women mechanics break mold in Philadelphia's Girls Auto Clinic

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The garage with a fleet of women mechanics also has a nail salon for its predominantly female customers

Starbucks back in hot water in U.S., 'disrespects' stutterer

Jul 07, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Starbucks announces that the erring employee had been sacked

IN TROUBLE AGAIN. The sign for a Starbucks cafe is seen in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: Sixers draft hometown kid Bridges, but things turn awkward

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The mom of NBA Draft pick Mikal Bridges gets all thrilled that his son is 'coming home,' but the Philly Sixers trade him to the Phoenix Suns minutes later

FLEETING. Mikal Bridges hugs his mom after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers boss Colangelo quits over bogus Twitter accounts

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Philadelphia president of basketball operations and his wife secretly take potshots at NBA players and coaches online

RESIGNED. Sixers' Bryan Colangelo's departure comes after a news site exposed that the executive had secretly operated 5 Twitter accounts under bogus identities.

NBA says refs missed two late calls in Celtics win over Sixers

May 11, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In a report, the league says Sixers star Joel Embiid got fouled and Celtics guard Marcus Smart traveled in separate crucial plays in Game 5

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the early exit, the young Philadelphia Sixers think the team overachieved this season. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics set NBA East finals duel vs LeBron, Cavs

May 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(UPDATED) Fighting off a gritty Sixers squad, the Celtics wrap up the semis series at 4-1

SERIES SEALED. Al Horford and the Boston Celtics celebrate their Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP