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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1995
LANDOVER -- The Washington Bullets had a golden opportunity last night to put a rare winning streak together. The Philadelphia 76ers were just a game ahead of them in the standings and came into the USAir Arena with a four-game losing streak.But the Bullets could not take advantage, and the Sixers held off a late Washington rally for a 106-102 win before 12,209. Clarence Weatherspoon, in just his second game back from the injured list after missing five games with a sprained ankle, scored 30 points, Dana Barros had 20 and Sharone Wright and Jeff Grayer each added 17 to lead the Sixers.
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The Sports Xchange | December 27, 2011
Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams takes shots on the court, but prevented them from being fired recently in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Williams told the Philadelphia Daily News that he was approached by a gun-wielding man while stopped in his car Christmas Eve. But he talked the gunman out of the crime, then took him to McDonald's. “A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community,” Williams told the paper. “He's a Lou Williams fan, so he didn't rob me.” Williams said the man knocked on the driver's window with a gun drawn.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | March 14, 1994
LANDOVER -- Coming into yesterday's game, the Philadelphia 76ers had dropped 15 straight games. But there's something about facing the Washington Bullets that apparently brings out the best in struggling teams.Looking to conclude their five-game homestand with a winning record, the Bullets instead will begin a five-game trip with a sense of frustration after their 114-97 loss before 14,311 at USAir Arena.During the losing streak, the Sixers lost by an average of 18.1 points. Nine games were lost by 15 or more, including a 37-point defeat to the Miami Heat on March 5 and a 35-point loss to the New York Knicks that began the streak on Feb. 9.But anything that had been pent up inside the Sixers just exploded yesterday.
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By Sara Toth | November 14, 2011
Man, "Terra Nova" was all over the place this week. Last week's episode, and the aftermath, were reminiscent of a misleading second date: You think things are worthwhile, taking a turn for the better, only to be reminded there's a reason you're single come date three: The person sitting next to you (or show airing in front of you) just clearly does not have their crap together. A lot of things were thrown at the wall this week in “Terra Nova,” and only a few stuck. So let's get to the plot points that will actually someday matter.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | February 5, 1994
PHILADELPHIA -- This was the type of game the Washington Bullets have been apt to lose, a close game down the stretch where the lack of a go-to guy has generally hurt. But last night against the Philadelphia 76ers, there would be no folding at the end.The Bullets got enough clutch play from Tom Gugliotta (24 points, 10 rebounds) and Michael Adams (20 points, five assists) and solid play from a host of others to beat the Sixers, 102-95, before 10,413 at The Spectrum.In winning, the Bullets (15-29)
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By Dave Caldwell and Dave Caldwell,Knight-Ridder | April 14, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Charles Barkley, who this season has made scathing comments about nearly everyone connected with the Philadelphia 76ers except the Spectrum organist, turned his wrath on a new target yesterday: general manager Gene Shue.With the Sixers about to miss the NBA playoffs for only the second time in 17 seasons, Barkley said that Shue, a former Sixers coach, had done nothing to improve the team since he rejoined it two years ago.Barkley called Shue "a clown whose only ambition is to caddie for [owner]
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- The Philadelphia 76ers are a team in search of an identity.If they're not careful, they might find it a lot quicker than victories on a brutal seven-game road trip that began last night against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Sports Arena.And, if they're not doubly careful, they might not like the identity they discover."This is where we'll find out what kind of defensive team we really are, whether we can hold down our turnovers on the road, whether we can rebound the way I believe we can," Sixers coach Fred Carter said.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2001
Two weeks ago, the Eastern Conference playoff race looked pretty cut and dried, with a seeming coronation in line for the Philadelphia 76ers. But with 10 days left in the regular season, neither the conference crown nor that ticket to the NBA Finals looks automatic for the Sixers, with the gap between them and at least six other teams having narrowed. To be sure, Philadelphia will have the best record in the conference and home-court advantage throughout the Eastern playoffs. But the Sixers have hit a decided dry spell, losing six of 11 and appearing fallible.
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By Glen Macnow and Glen Macnow,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 30, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- By now, the myth of Philadelphia as a great basketball town is as tired as Charles Barkley's aching knees. But what does it say when 5,000 empty seats are expected for tonight's game at the Spectrum as the 76ers try to sweep Milwaukee from the NBA playoffs?"
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By Bob Ford and Bob Ford,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 21, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Redrawing the map of Europe was idle doodling compared to what the Philadelphia 76ers have undertaken with their roster. Wednesday's bold stroke that eliminated Charles Barkley and added three players -- Andrew Lang, Tim Perry and Jeff Hornacek -- was just the first swipe of the pen.By the time training camp begins, the Sixers will be a radically different team from the one that limped to a 35-47 finish last season. Being different, that's good. Being better, that would be nice, too.Will they be?
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By Philadelphia Inquirer | February 25, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — When the Hoop Scoop basketball rating service published its ranking of the nation's top 460 high school sophomores in January 2005, Evan Turner didn't rush to find where he was on the list. He wasn't on the list. Even though a handful of high school sophomores already were committed to colleges and the top-rated player, O.J. Mayo, was starting to field questions about when he would turn pro — and another guard at Turner's high school was No. 120 nationally — Turner was on his high school's junior varsity.
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December 2, 2009
Allen Iverson and the 76ers are closer to a reunion. A person with knowledge of the contract talks said the Sixers offered a one-year, non-guaranteed contract to Iverson on Tuesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract talks had not been made public. Iverson, his agent and business manager met with members of the organization Monday during the first formal meeting between the Sixers and their former MVP. A 10-time All-Star, Iverson announced his retirement last week after an ill-fated stint with the Grizzlies.
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November 25, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Antawn Jamison had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead Washington past the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-107, on Tuesday night, hours after the death of Wizards owner Abe Pollin. Nick Young added 20 points for the Wizards as they ended a two-game skid despite playing without Caron Butler, who sat out with a sore right ankle. Louis Williams' layup pulled Philadelphia to 108-107 with 40 seconds remaining. After Gilbert Arenas committed a turnover with 28 seconds left, Williams missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded.
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By From Sun news services | December 14, 2008
It had been 18 years since Tony DiLeo paced the sideline as a coach - and that came in another country. Though he couldn't revel in the circumstances of his elevation to coach of the Philadelphia 76ers because of his close relationship with Maurice Cheeks, the experience didn't seem any different. Elton Brand scored a season-high 27 points, leading Philadelphia to a 104-89 victory over the struggling Washington Wizards last night in DiLeo's coaching debut with the 76ers. "I did feel comfortable," DiLeo said.
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December 9, 2006
PHILADELPHIA -- With Allen Iverson barred from the building and on his way out of Philadelphia, the short-handed 76ers couldn't overcome Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler in the Washington Wizards' 113-98 victory last night. The Sixers caught a glimpse of life without Iverson, their former Most Valuable Player who led them to the NBA Finals in 2001. Iverson might have played his last game in Philadelphia after he asked to be traded this week. Sixers chairman Ed Snider said the team is prepared to trade Iverson, ending his 11-year stint with the team that made him the No. 1 pick in the 1996 draft.
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By MILTON KENT | February 22, 2004
A week ago Friday, Allen Iverson sat at a table in a ballroom of a Los Angeles hotel and spoke with heartfelt sincerity about how much he wanted to be a Philadelphia 76er for life. Within four days, Iverson had not only missed a practice, but declared himself "angry" and "upset about being here eight years and someone being here for one game and benching me." For the first seven-plus years of his career, Iverson's teammates and Sixers management have been willing to deal with the conundrum that he presents, but there are signs that the uneasy marriage may come to an end when the season is over.
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By From Sun news services | December 14, 2008
It had been 18 years since Tony DiLeo paced the sideline as a coach - and that came in another country. Though he couldn't revel in the circumstances of his elevation to coach of the Philadelphia 76ers because of his close relationship with Maurice Cheeks, the experience didn't seem any different. Elton Brand scored a season-high 27 points, leading Philadelphia to a 104-89 victory over the struggling Washington Wizards last night in DiLeo's coaching debut with the 76ers. "I did feel comfortable," DiLeo said.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- It's normally one of the least-hostile arenas in the NBA, probably because in recent years the Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the league's softest teams. But the Washington Bullets had the misfortune last night of playing at the Spectrum on the coming-out of the league's newest star.The player is Jerry Stackhouse, and his debut helped the Sixers draw 18,168 fans, the first sellout on opening night since 1982. Stackhouse didn't disappoint, scoring a game-high 27 points in Philadelphia's 105-103 win in the 1995-96 opener for both teams.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
WASHINGTON - Last night was shaping up to be a very bad one for the Washington Wizards. Already toting a four-game losing streak, the Wizards were welcoming to MCI Center the Philadelphia 76ers, a team that had beaten them six straight times. To literally add injury to insult, the Wizards placed point guard Gilbert Arenas on the injured list with a relapse of a strained abdominal muscle, leaving a team that already shoots poorly without a valuable offensive weapon. Up stepped Larry Hughes to rescue the Wizards, and deliver a 94-87 win over the 76ers with a season-high 43 points, one short of his career high.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - No Washington Wizard finished the 2001-02 season stronger and with more promise than power forward Etan Thomas, who dazzled in the team's last 10 games. This preseason, then, was the time for Thomas to cement his place in the Wizards' plans. But in the wake of last night's 102-97 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Thomas could find himself on the outside looking in. "I definitely want to carry it over. ... All I can do is do my best. Whatever my best is, I can be happy with it," said Thomas, who had eight points and six rebounds in 25 minutes last night.
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