76ers Blog: Pre-Game Notes ~ 12/6/2013 @ Charlotte
12/6/2013 3:41:00 PM
The 76ers (7-12; 2nd-Atlantic Division, 9th-Eastern Conference) play the Charlotte Bobcats (8-11; 4th-Southeast Division, 8th-EC) for the first time during the regular season. The two teams met in an exhibition game back in October, with Charlotte posting a convincing 110-84 victory.
Tonight's 7:00 PM EST game marks the start of a back-to-back set for the Sixers; they host the Denver Nuggets tomorrow. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are beginning a three-game home stand. Both teams will be short-handed.
PG Michael Carter-Williams ~ Right knee (out)
C Brendan Haywood ~ Left foot stress fracture (out)
SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ~ Left hand fracture (out)
The 76ers will be without reigning Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, Michael Carter-Williams. Tony Wroten will likely be the replacement for Carter-Williams, who produced a triple-double in Tuesday's double-overtime win against the Orlando Magic. Wroten has averaged 19.5 points in four games ...
76ers Blog: Carter-Williams 'Day-to-Day' with Knee Injury
12/5/2013 6:05:00 PM
*** UPDATE ***
~ The 76ers announced shortly before 7:00 PM EST on Thursday, December 5th that Michael Carter-Williams did not fly with the team to Charlotte. Instead making the trip, Carter-Williams will stay behind in the Philadelphia area in order to proceed with ongoing treatment for his sore right knee. Carter-Williams had originally hoped to accompany the Sixers on their visit to the Bobcats, regardless of whether or not he could ultimately play in Friday's game.
'We're going to be smart with him' ~ Brett Brown
76ers head coach Brett Brown gave his group off on Wednesday, one day after a determined 126-125 double-overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams starred in that marathon game, delivering the first triple-double of his career, with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists; however, he also hurt his right knee towards the end of the night.
Brown recalled ...
76ers Blog: Pre-Game Notes ~ 12/3/2013 vs. Orlando
12/3/2013 7:05:00 PM
The 76ers (6-12) take on the Orlando Magic (6-11) for the second time this season, with the two match-ups coming just five days apart from one another. The Sixers lost to Orlando at the Amway Center last Wednesday, 105-94.
The Sixers are looking to break out of a season-high tying four-game losing streak. The Magic, meanwhile, have dropped back-to-back games, after being knocked off at the Washington Wizards yesterday evening.
Orlando announced that PG Jameer Nelson (foot) and C Nik Vucevic (ankle) will miss tonight's game.
In recent days, 76ers head coach Brett Brown has spoken more urgently about the need for his team's defense to improve. Over the course of the Sixers' current slide, they have had trouble containing opposing low-post threats, such as Indiana's Roy Hibbert, Orlando's Nik Vucevic, New Orleans' Anthony Davis, and Detroit's Andre Drummond.
During his pre-game media availability, Brown specifically ...
Charles Barkley Joins Mike Missanelli To Talk About The Variety Of Different Topics. Check Out The Full Interview Here
12/3/2013 4:06:00 PM
Charles Barkley joined Mike Miss to talk about a variety of different topics including the current state of the NBA, the health care issue and the top NCAA players the Sixers might get in next years draft.
Sir Charles Barkley Joins Mikey Miss Today @ 3:15p
12/3/2013 2:15:00 PM
Sir Charles Barkley Joins Mikey Miss Today @ 3:15p
76ers Blog: Brown Sticking to Coaching Convictions
12/2/2013 2:14:00 PM
'Our defense is a problem' - Brett Brown
Among the NBA's 30 teams, Brett Brown's Philadelphia 76ers rank last in scoring defense, allowing 110.1 points per game. In their 115-110 loss at the Detroit Pistons yesterday, Sixers allowed the opposition to reach the century mark for the 16th time overall in 18 games this season.
Brown spoke about the Sixers' defensive performance with a matter-of-fact and urgent tone following Monday's practice. He points to the decision-making in an uptempo offensive scheme as the primary culprit for the Sixers' problems. Instead of deserting his coaching philosophy and convictions, Brown "wants to coach [them] better."
"We turn it over a lot, and [opponents] run at us. We take quick, bad shots, and they run at us," Brown said. "Down the road - now - there needs to be a better understanding of how to responsibly play that style of play. In ...
ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler Joins Mike Missanelli
11/21/2013 5:31:00 PM
Tim Legler wieghs in on NBA season thus far stating:
-Brooklyn Nets are an old team
-Picked Pacers to win NBA Finals
-Rates Paul George as third best player in the NBA
-Says the Sixers are back to earth after a fast start
-Rates top 3 NBA draft hopefuls
76ers Blog: 'He's No Power Forward' - Young on Howard
11/13/2013 6:26:00 PM
76ers' power forward Thaddeus Young spent a few minutes before tonight's 7:00 PM game against Houston discussing center Dwight Howard, who opted to sign with the Rockets this off-season, and is occasionally listed as a power forward when playing alongside fellow big man Omer Asik.
Find a link to the interview beneath the image to the right.
76ers Blog: Popovich Says He Learned From Brown
11/11/2013 6:29:00 PM
Prior to tip-off of tonight's meeting between the 76ers and San Antonio, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich spent several minutes reflecting on the bond he developed with former assistant coach and current Sixers head coach Brett Brown.
'On a personal level, he's a great friend,' said Popovich, who gave Brown his first NBA coaching assignment heading into the lockout-shortened 1998-1999 NBA season. 'I'm thrilled for him that he got this opportunity, and people will find out shortly that he's for real.'
According to Brown, the two were first put in touch with one another in the late 1990s via San Antonio General Manager R.C. Buford. At the time, Buford was working in the Spurs scouting department, and connected with Brown while Brown was coaching in Australia. After communicating back-and-forth, Brown and Popovich discovered they shared a mutual contact from Brown's native state of Maine. That connection further facilitated the ...
76ers Blog: Brown Discusses Facing Former Team
11/11/2013 12:17:00 PM
Prior to signing on as the 25th head coach in the history of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise this past August, Brett Brown (pictured with coaching staff following shoot-around) was a member of Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs coaching staff for over a decade. During that stretch, Brown helped Popovich lead San Antonio to four NBA championships and five Western Conference titles. The Spurs earned at least 50 wins in 11 of the 12 years that Brown was with the organization; the lone exception came in 1998 - 1999, when labor strife limited the NBA schedule to 50 games.
Tonight, Brown confronts his former team at 7:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Center.
'It's not that dramatic, it really isn't,' Brown said of the significance he's attaching to the match-up. 'This one is different, but as far as tilting you, it's not even close to that. I look forward to playing ...