// Philadelphia 76ers

Less-Than-Stellar Performance Allows 76ers to Defeat Celtics

It wasn’t exactly a good day for the Celtics. They lost their second game in a row, this time to the 76ers in Philly, 89-86. Boston is only half a game above Chicago in the standings, but has clinched some playoff spot (along with the Bulls, Heat and Spurs); Chicago is the only team to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 19

Just over a month remains in the season, and the Miami Heat got the highest ever rating on SportsCenter’s panic meter (9.99). The Lakers are on a roll, and Chicago has quietly positioned themselves as a legitimate contender, just 2.5 games out of the East’s lead. Each half of the bracket is starting to pull […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 18

It won’t be long now until the playoffs begin, and there’s still a lot to be decided. Except for the Spurs, every playoff team is at most 2.5 games away from their nearest competition. The trade deadline passed, with spectacular results. Now, cuts will be looking for a new team in time to be playoff […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 17

After the All-Star break, it’s still a rough NBA world. Dwyane Wade got roughed up a little bit Sunday, Carmelo Anthony is a Knick and Cleveland finally got to 10 wins. San Antonio’ll wind up as #1, and Chicago will more than likely wind up as #3, though they’re only two games back. Speaking of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16

The Clippers are now officially the worst team ever, after letting Cleveland get the better of them. Speaking of which, it’s thanks to the Cavs that Washington finally won a road game in its 26th attempt. And the Celtics are still in 1st place in the East despite emptying out the Maine Red Claws with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 15

Kobe Bryant has played more games than Michael Jordan, Ray Allen needs two more threes to break Reggie Miller’s record, and the Cavaliers have now lost more games in a row (25) than the previous record holder, Cleveland. Yes, there’s plenty of exciting things happening in the NBA lately. Of course, San Antonio’s still running […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 13

Halfway through the season, and there’s great fun in futility. The Cavs are on pace for 15 wins, and are eight losses away from breaking their own record for longest losing streak ever. The Wizards are 0-21 on the road. But the Spurs have a six-game lead over the Lakers, and Boston is still a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 12

Another week down, and after a brief scare, the Celtics are back on top of the Heat, following injuries to the other Big Three. Dirk Nowitzki’s absence really took a toll on the Mavericks. The Lakers are nicely situated at #2. The #8/#9 gaps are reasonably safe, in the West due to skill and the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

Another week down, and the Celtics have another losing streak going, dropping behind Miami’s Big Three. The Cavaliers are the worst team in the NBA without you-know-who. Orlando is still going strong. And while the West’s eight are fairly well-entrenched, the East still has a couple of spots up for grabs, so let’s look at […]

Allen’s 22 Helps Celtics Overcome Foul Disparity and Push Streak to 14

For almost three quarters, nothing was going the Boston Celtics’ way. The Philadelphia 76ers were playing a switching, active and stingy defense that confused and offset the Celtics offensive ball movement. Even when the Celtics got good looks at the basket, the ball always seemed to rim out at the last second, leading to under […]

Garnett Basket Helps Celtics Win Ninth Straight, Beat 76ers

Sometimes, it’s better to be good than lucky. When you’re on an eight-game winning streak, it’s always better to be both. Going for their ninth straight win, the Celtics were in serious jeopardy of losing the streak late in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers when Andre Iguodala (14 points, 11 assists) hit a hook […]

Celtics Take Care of Business in Philly

On a night when Paul Pierce goes 1-for-9 from the field, everyone else needs to pick up the slack and that is exactly what the rest of the Boston Celtics did Friday night. By keeping a steady lead throughout the game, the Celtics were able to get the 96-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers and hand […]

Celtics’ Win Streak Ends at 11

All winning streaks have to end at some point or another. For the Celtics, theirs ended after 11 games, their longest streak of the season. It’s just too bad it had to come from the Philadelphia 76ers at home in a 98-97 loss on Friday night. With the loss the Celtics fell to 20-5 on […]

Pierce’s 27 Helps Power Celtics Past 76ers

The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers met up Wednesday night in a clash of Atlantic Division rivals. Boston was coming off of a dramatic overtime victory in New York against the Knicks, where Kevin Garnett drained a last second bucket to win the game. Tonight was another high-scoring affair, with both teams in foul […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 1

Plenty of action has already manifested itself, and we’re only through a week of the season. The Celtics are still undefeated, sharing the honor with Denver as the only unbeaten teams left. However, the close call with Minnesota was a tad much for my taste. After trying twice unsuccessfully, Denver is finally looking like they […]