Not giving up his shot: Ben Simmons’ jumper could lift 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons...
NBA slate has some old, something new _ a Simmons 3-pointer
From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday.
AP Exclusive: Ben Simmons fell in love with basketball again
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer and the All-Star point guard is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has explained a social media post that seemed to imply he'd been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — NBA star Ben Simmons has withdrawn from the Australia basketball team which will play exhibition matches against Canada and the United States at home next...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the...
Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension.
Simmons was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016. He...
AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press....
76ers unveil Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Al Horford took a seat at one of the three tables needed to fit six players, an owner and a general manager and admired the Philadelphia skyline in the distance.
AP Source: Simmons, 76ers negotiating a 5-year extension
Ben Simmons is apparently about to become the next recipient of a big commitment from the Philadelphia 76ers.
The All-Star point guard and the 76ers are negotiating a $170 million, five-year...
Horford, Richardson give 76ers new look in championship push
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons posted Instagram photos of his shirtless shooting drills and wrote the caption, "Let's have a great week."
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are among the NBA players picked in an extended Australia squad to prepare for the FIBA World Cup.
SYDNEY (AP) — Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia at the FIBA World Cup after confirming in an online video "I'm going to be a Boomer" for upcoming events.
Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname.
With "Jimmy! Butler!" chants ringing from the rafters, he helped Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been fined $20,000 and assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for elbowing Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game 3 of the Eastern...
76ers, Butler look to maintain home-court against Raptors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler has been the adult in the gym for the 76ers.
Figuratively speaking of course.
That is Philadelphia coach Brett Brown's way of saying that Butler has...
76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto.
Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk.
Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but...
Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get...
76ers take 3-1 lead into game 5 against the Nets
Brooklyn Nets (42-40, sixth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid’s foul in 76ers-Nets game
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls.
Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it.
Simmons and the 76ers visit Brooklyn with 2-1 series lead
Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Brooklyn Nets (42-40, sixth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid
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...
Simmons triple-double leads 76ers to Game 2 win over Nets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons got an earful from the Philly crowd.
With the same 76ers fans Simmons put on blast for booing in the playoff opener now going wild in Game 2, Simmons cupped a...
Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers need it
Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home.
Not home for the summer. Home for a game.
Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the...
Nets, Magic, Spurs win road openers in NBA playoffs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive...
Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell rang up a scoring burst that helped Brooklyn dial up an upset and filled Philly's home court with a barrage of boos.
Philadelphia takes on Chicago in conference showdown
Chicago Bulls (22-59, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (50-31, third in the Eastern Conference)
Wade scores 30 in last game in Miami; Heat top 76ers 122-99
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.
Heat face the 76ers on 4-game losing streak
Philadelphia 76ers (50-30, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (38-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are holding guard Jimmy Butler out of their game against the Chicago Bulls because of back tightness.
Atlanta faces Philadelphia in conference battle
Philadelphia 76ers (49-28, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (28-50, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Mavericks host the 76ers in out-of-conference game
Philadelphia 76ers (49-27, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (30-46, 14th in the Western Conference)
Harden scores 50, has triple-double as Rockets beat Kings
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, scoring 10 straight Houston points down the stretch to help the Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 119-108 on...
In Butler’s return, 76ers top Wolves 118-109
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jeers for Jimmy Butler in his return to Minnesota only gave the Philadelphia 76ers more fuel.
Tobias Harris had his highest-scoring game in a month, rookie Jonah...
Embiid’s big night leads 76ers past Nets 123-110
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is raising his game in anticipation of the playoffs.
Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory...
Philadelphia plays Brooklyn, seeks 5th straight home win
Brooklyn Nets (38-37, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (47-27, third in the Eastern Conference)
Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, win 119-98, close on 8th
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A little desperation went a long way for the Orlando Magic.
The Magic shut down the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of a 119-98 victory on Monday night that moved...
Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the...
Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asked to assess his overall performance, Joel Embiid said he was "trash."
When the Philadelphia 76ers needed him the most, however, their All-Star center came to...
Rockets beat 76ers 107-91 for seventh straight win
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday...
Harris, Simmons lead 76ers past Thunder, 108-104
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers looked pretty good for a team that claims to be still figuring things out.
Good enough to end a 19-game losing streak to the Thunder.
Sixers beat Pelicans 111-110; Marjanovic hurt late
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ben Simmons' razzle-dazzle passes and Tobias Harris' shooting were enough to put the Philadelphia 76ers in firm control until it all nearly unraveled and 7-foot-3 center Boban...
Jusuf Nurkic scores 24, Blazers beat Sixers 130-115
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter took advantage of Joel Embiid's absence.
Nurkic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kanter had 16 and eight, and the Portland Trail...
Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear.
The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):
Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend.
Embiid, 76ers win 126-111, hand Knicks 18th straight loss
NEW YORK (AP) — With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety.
He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, without putting a scare into people in the 76ers' front office or along the Madison Square Garden sideline.
That's not his style.
"I only know one way to play and that's to play hard and compete," Embiid said.
NBA says no rules broken in Simmons-Johnson meeting request
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week.
The NBA's relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday.
"I love his game. I love his vision," Johnson said.
NBA opening investigation of Simmons-Johnson meeting request
The NBA will investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips.
Tobias Harris hopes to stick around in Philly
Tobias Harris hopes to stay a while with his new team after bouncing around the NBA throughout his career.
Harris was the centerpiece of a blockbuster deal the Philadelphia 76ers made early Wednesday morning to bolster their chances at making a run at a championship. The 26-year-old forward was having a breakout season with the Los Angeles Clippers before coming to his fifth team in eight seasons.
Leonard, Lowry help Raptors beat Embiid, 76ers 119-107
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points amid reports that Toronto has offered him in a trade, and the Raptors held off the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference's top teams.
Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points and Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Toronto overcome another big game for Joel Embiid.