Brown’s hot seat actually quite cool as 76ers stand pat
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Harris is a billionaire and he if wants to shuttle between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers headquarters in New Jersey on a helicopter, the team owner can do it with...
76ers will move on from crushing Game 7 loss with Brown
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. He'll get another chance to try and finish the championship...
Double trouble: Pair of Game 7s await to end Round 2
Kyle Lowry was talking in Toronto on Saturday, discussing any number of topics, offering eloquent answers to every question that came his way. His last sentence was all that really needed to be...
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...
Butler scores 30 as 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 to even series
TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler's big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal...
How to slow Leonard? 76ers’ Brown knows it won’t be easy
Philadelphia is already in trouble in its Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto, and 76ers coach Brett Brown might be one of the biggest reasons why.
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...
Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets
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...
Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff...
76ers rest starters ahead of playoffs, beat Bulls 125-109
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid watched Philadelphia's regular-season finale with the team's other four resting starters, and the center's status for the playoff opener is in question.
Embiid, Redick lead way as 76ers beat Bulls 116-96
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...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to rest All-Star center Joel Embiid during their three-game trip for precaution with the playoffs approaching.
76ers assistant Billy Lange hired as Saint Joseph’s coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saint Joseph's plucked Billy Lange off the Philadelphia 76ers bench to become the new head coach on Hawk Hill.
Lange had served on coach Brett Brown's staff since 2013...
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 gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally...
Embiid has 21 points, 17 rebounds, leads 76ers past Kings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little rest and a taste of spring did a lot for Jimmy Butler.
Butler had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists while playing with the type of assertiveness coach...
Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid mouthed "I'm back" to a roaring 76ers crowd that had missed the popular big man.
The Sixers will need him to stick around to get back among the NBA's...
Redick hits 6 3-pointers, 76ers hold off Magic 114-106
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stuck in a slump, JJ Redick got a pep talk from his wife, played Legos with his sons and had a few therapeutic talks with his 76ers teammates.
76ers overcome Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night.
Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the...
76ers All-Star C Embiid out a week with sore left knee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.
Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage,...
Embiid, 76ers spoil DeMarcus Cousins’ home Warriors debut
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr figured it would be a tough challenge for DeMarcus Cousins to keep up with Joel Embiid at this stage, given Cousins has just returned from almost a yearlong absence recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury.
Embiid had 26 points and 20 rebounds to spoil Cousins' home debut with the Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped Golden State's NBA-best 11-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Thursday night.
Embiid scores 28, leads 76ers to 121-105 victory over Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to experiment with his lineup during Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. If one game is any indication, Brown can consider it a success.
The Sixers led throughout and were up by 24 in the second quarter as they rolled to a 121-105 victory over the short-handed Lakers.
Embiid scores 33, leads 76ers past Spurs 122-120
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid stretched his balky back each time he had a moment's rest.
Those vital health breaks were fleeting — Embiid gutted out nearly 40 minutes, showing again that the days of the All-Star center missing seasons and stretches of games with injuries have become a faded memory.
Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers used a pair of four-point plays in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-120 on Wednesday night.
Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him.
Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night.
"I love playing against guys you guys say are better than me," Embiid said.
Embiid, Butler lead 76ers’ 120-96 rout of Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If the Philadelphia 76ers are going to move up in the Eastern Conference standings, they might do it on the strength of their passing.
Joel Embiid had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists Thursday night to lead the Sixers to their seventh win in nine games, a 120-96 blowout of the Indiana Pacers.
Jimmy Butler added 27 points and eight assists as Philadelphia shot 53 percent and finished with 38 assists, the most by an Indiana opponent this season.
Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Mavericks, 106-100
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons carried the load without Jimmy Butler. And when Butler returns, the 76ers stars expect Philadelphia to keep rolling.
Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Simmons added 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Philadelphia's 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Brown: Butler wasn’t disrespectful when questioning role
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.
A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach's offensive scheme.
Brown dismissed the report before Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Embiid scores 42 points, 76ers hold off Suns 132-127
PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers were ready to go home from their trip west a little too early, and it almost cost them.
Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers blew most of a 30-point lead before holding on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night.
Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates.
Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday.
Butler scored 19 points after missing two games — both losses — with a strained groin.
"He's such a large personality and his talent is sort of a spirit he brings to our group," coach Brett Brown said.
Sixers’ Butler returns from strained groin against Cavs
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler returned for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing two games because of a strained groin.
Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Sunday's matchup that Butler would be a game-time decision. The four-time All-Star went through warmups and was in the starting lineup.
Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111
DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers gave their standout center a night off, fell behind by 15 points on the road — and then came back to beat the Detroit Pistons anyway.
"This was our best win of the year under those circumstances," coach Brett Brown said.
Philadelphia’s Embiid resting for game at Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are resting center Joel Embiid for their game at Detroit.
It's the first game all season that Embiid is missing. Coach Brett Brown says he thinks it's the right move for the long run.
Embiid was drafted in 2014 but has only played 120 NBA games because of injury problems. He shot 5 of 17 from the field in a loss at Toronto on Wednesday night.
76ers’ Fultz set to sit out until right shoulder examined
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz won't play for the Philadelphia 76ers until his troublesome right shoulder is examined by a specialist on Monday.
Fultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft, added another curious chapter to an injury-plagued career when his representatives informed the Sixers on Tuesday that the guard would be examined next week.
It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship.
"The Process" has a whole new meaning.
Butler, a four-time All-Star forward, is now officially a member of the 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend.
AP source: Jimmy Butler going to 76ers from Minnesota
Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota.
And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference.
Rough road: Brown says 76ers not yet among East’s ‘royalty’
NEW YORK (AP) — At home, they can beat anybody.
On the road, the Philadelphia 76ers only beat themselves.
That's what they did Sunday night in Brooklyn, committing an NBA season-high 28 turnovers in a 122-97 loss. A team that was expected to be among the Eastern Conference contenders is only 6-5, and the 76ers are 0-5 outside Philadelphia.
Russell scores 21, Nets defeat sloppy Sixers 122-97
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell snapped out of a slump with 13 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the sloppy Philadelphia 76ers winless on the road with a 122-97 victory on Sunday night.
The 76ers committed 28 turnovers, most in the NBA this season, leading to 39 points for the Nets. They fell to 0-5 away from home. They are 6-0 in Philadelphia.
Nets keep turnover-prone 76ers winless on the road
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half the fourth quarter remained when 76ers coach Brett Brown pulled Joel Embiid from the game.
Embiid wasn't helping, anyway. In the sloppiest performance in the NBA this season, Philadelphia threw the ball just about everywhere except to its All-Star center.
D'Angelo Russell snapped out of a slump with 13 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the 76ers winless on the road with a 122-97 victory on Sunday night.
Simmons out for 76ers against Pistons with back tightness
DETROIT (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is out Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of back tightness.
76ers coach Brett Brown says Simmons is questionable for Wednesday at Milwaukee after he left Saturday's game in the first quarter against Orlando and did not return. Brown says Simmons wasn't fully comfortable and that resting him Tuesday boosted the chances he could play Wednesday.
Redick caps big game with late 3, 76ers beat Magic 116-115
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Ben Simmons went down with an injury, JJ Redick stepped off the bench and into a starring role for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Redick scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left that lifted the 76ers over the Orlando Magic 116-115.
Redick had his best game since transitioning from starter to sixth man for the 76ers at the start of the season, making 10 of 20 shots, including eight 3-pointers.
Fultz could be the key for 76ers to take step toward title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown made the bold decree that the Philadelphia 76ers would be "star hunting " this summer.
Hope the Sixers coach made some nice trips to the local observatory.
Redick perfect, 76ers top Mavs 120-114 in China Games
SHANGHAI (AP) — JJ Redick didn't miss a shot. Dirk Nowitzki didn't miss a note.
Redick made all 10 of his shots and scored 28 points, Joel Embiid finished with 22 points and the Philadelphia 76ers downed the Dallas Mavericks 120-114 on Friday night in the opener of the NBA China Games.
Redick was 7 for 7 from 3-point range for the 76ers, who trailed by 15 points early.
From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.
For a franchise that underwent the painful "Process" for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement in the front office could be what the Sixers need to take the next step into Eastern Conference contention.
76ers coach Brown has faith Fultz, Simmons can hit 3s
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join Philadelphia's Big Three.
No, not as franchise cornerstones — the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid.
But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0 for the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts and Fultz went 0 for 1 from 3-point range.
NEW YORK (AP) — Six NBA teams will host teams from Australia's National Basketball League for 2018-19 preseason exhibition games.
The NBA and NBL announced the plans Tuesday for five Australian teams to visit the U.S. for games from Sept. 28-Oct. 5. It's the second straight year the Australian league will send teams for games.
Star Search: 76ers in the market for franchise players
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown had an A-list comparison for 1-B first-round pick Zhaire Smith: Disgruntled San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard.
"I think that when you look at just where I believe Zhaire can be, there are some common denominators that Kawhi had when we first brought him to San Antonio," Brown said.
High praise for the Texas Tech guard.
But why settle for a rookie who may never develop into a franchise player when the Sixers can try and aquire the real deal?
76ers net Texas Tech standout Smith in draft trade
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers listed Zhaire Smith as their 1-B choice on their draft board.
The Sixers landed the Texas Tech guard — they just had to give up their 1-A to get him.
The Sixers acquired Smith from the Phoenix Suns for Villanova standout Mikal Bridges in a swap of first-round picks that gives the blossoming Eastern Conference playoff team one more rotation played needed toward completing "The Process."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have announced a three-year contract extension for coach Brett Brown while team president Bryan Colangelo is embroiled in controversy.
AP Source: 76ers agree to 3-year extension with Brett Brown
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to put their trust in coach Brett Brown.
Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, has agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-2022 season.
A person familiar with the situation confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. The person spoke Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been officially announced.