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Liberty Ballers Dec 9, 2017
Sixers Fight and Claw, but Robert Covington Goes Down and So does the Team

Sixers Fight and Claw, but Robert Covington Goes Down and So does the Team

Well what a freaking buzzkill. The shorthanded Sixers were hanging around with the Cavs for about 45 minutes. Then Robert Covington went flying in to a metal box behind the Cavaliers bench and the game might as well just have ended right then and there. Robert finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals while shooting very confidently and going 5-7 from three. Ben Simmons chipped in 14 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds while Rec Spec Dario finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. J.J. Redick had a very rough start to the game, but finished with 19 on 4-9 three-point...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Sixers get their hearts ripped out in tough loss to Lakers

Sixers get their hearts ripped out in tough loss to Lakers

The Sixers started off cold, and a hot fourth quarter wasn’t enough to beat the Lakers This loss stings, possibly more than any other loss in the last few years. Even with some atrocious play, the game seemed within reaching distance at the end of the first half, as the Sixers were behind 57-49. With no help from the bench, and cold shooting all around, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid had to take control of the entire offense once again, something that is happening way too often. The third quarter was much of the same, both teams trading blows and the Sixers not able to gain any ground. Once...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Sixers-Lakers Game Thread

Sixers-Lakers Game Thread

Sixers look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Suns on primetime against the new look Lakers Game Time: 8:00 PM EST Watch: TNT Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Philadelphia 76ers PG: Jerryd Bayless SG: J.J. Redick SF: Robert Covington PF: Ben Simmons C: Joel Embiid Los Angeles Lakers PG: Lonzo Ball SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SF: Brandon Ingram PF: Larry Nance Jr. C: Brook Lopez Injury Report: Sixers: Justin Anderson, T.J. McConnell, Markelle Fultz Lakers: none Referees: Tom Washington (#49), Bennie Adams (#47), Kevin Cutler (#34) Notes: -The Lakers are on a five game...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Jim Joins the 700 Level Show for Another Edition of ‘Truth or Adair’

Jim Joins the 700 Level Show for Another Edition of ‘Truth or Adair’

Will LeBron join the Sixers? Will Jah get traded? Is TJ safe? Wow, the super telegenic and not at all antsy-on-camera Jim Adair, me, showed up on Comcast NBCSportsPhiladelphia’s The 700 Level Show, playing yet another game of “Truth or Adair.” It’s a pun. Your browser does not support iframes. The questions include: Will Jahlil Okafor be traded this year? Could T.J. McConnell also be on the way out? Are Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid All-Stars? And, of course, a question on my favorite topic: Meat pies. The 700 Level Show airs in full tonight on NBCSportsPhiladelphia PLUS at 5:30,...
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2017
Ben Simmons is in Rare Company When it Comes to (Not) Three-Point Shooting

Ben Simmons is in Rare Company When it Comes to (Not) Three-Point Shooting

In a three-happy NBA, Ben Simmons is going against the mold out of necessity. That header is the only picture of an actual Ben Simmons three I could find. Ben Simmons has played 22 games this season. He’s attempted 326 field goals. Technically, eight of those are threes, but not really. Seven of them were last second heaves from the other side of the court*. Here’s the eighth: You can even see it in cute little “x” form on Ben’s shotchart: If you extrapolate out Simmons’ FGA to a full season, he’s on pace to attempt 1,162 shots. Based on the math, 29 of those...
Liberty Ballers Dec 4, 2017
Sixers-Suns Game Thread

Sixers-Suns Game Thread

The Sixers look to add win # 14 on the season. Game Time: 7:00 pm EST Watch: NBCSports Philadelphia (Sixers Pregame Live@ 6:30pm) Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Phoenix Suns F T.J. Warren F Marquese Chriss C Tyson Chandler G Devin Booker G Tyler Ulis Philadelphia 76ers F Robert Covington F Dario Saric C Joel Embiid G JJ Redick G Ben Simmons Injury Report: Suns - Brandon Knight, Davon Reed, Alan Williams Sixers - Justin Anderson, Markelle Fultz, TJ McConnell Referees: Rodney Mott, Tony Brown & Kevin Scott Notes: The Suns are on game five of a season-long six game...
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2017
Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Will the Pistons be calling Joel Embiid their father after the game? Tune in to find out! Game TIme: 7:30 PM EST Watch/Listen: NBC Sports Philadelphia (Marc, Alaa, and Molly), 97.5 (Tom McGinnis) Location: The Center Projected Starters: Detroit Pistons: PG - Reggie Jackson Wing - Avery Bradley Wing - Stanley Johnson Wing - Tobias Harris C - Andre Drummond Philadelphia 76ers PG - Ben Simmons Wing - J.J. Redick Wing - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid Officials: Scott Foster, Tyler Ford, Justin Van Duyne
Liberty Ballers Dec 1, 2017
Ben Simmons Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Ben Simmons Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Duh In an announcement due to be repeated many times this season, the NBA has announced that November’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month is Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons has been named Eastern Conference rookie of the month. #Sixers.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) December 1, 2017 Thus far in the season (the award is for November/the end of October) Simmons is averaging 18.6/9.4/7.2 on 50.7% shooting. This is one of many.
Liberty Ballers Nov 30, 2017
The numbers don’t show it, but Ben Simmons has a jump shot

The numbers don’t show it, but Ben Simmons has a jump shot

The jumper isn’t his first choice, but it’s certainly not his worst move Ben Simmons is good, like really, REALLY good. Coming into the season there were some questions about if he was the total package on offense, and in 20 games it’s pretty obvious he's answered those questions with a resounding yes. Comparisons to LeBron James run rampant through Sixers Twitter, and it’s easy to see why, Simmons can quite literally do it all. Everyone knew of his abilities to cut to the net and finish around the rim, but the big question mark about his offensive game was how else he could score....
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
Ben Simmons is likely better shooting free throws with his other hand

Ben Simmons is likely better shooting free throws with his other hand

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has a weakness at the charity stripe and the Washington Wizards tried to exploit that on Wednesday. Ben Simmons set the NBA single-quarter record for free throw attempts with 24 in the 4th quarter — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2017 Simmons, 21, set a record for most free throws in a game (29) against the Wizards. Washington tried the hack-a-Shaq strategy to force the young player to take as many shots from the line as possible. The former No. 1 pick made 15 free throws on the night, just above half of his attempts. It was an...
Liberty Ballers Nov 29, 2017
Sixers-Wizards Game Thread

Sixers-Wizards Game Thread

Game Time: 7:00 PM Location: Wells Fargo Center Network: NBC Sports Network Philadelphia Projected Starters - 76ers : G - Ben Simmons G - J.J. Redick F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid Projected Starters - Wizards: G - Tim Frazier G - Bradley Beal F - Otto Porter F - Markieff Morris C - Marcin Gortat Injuries Sixers: Markelle Fultz (shoulder - out), Nik Stauskas (ankle - out), Justin Anderson (shin splints - out), Jahlil Okafor (respect - likely out) Wizards: John Wall (knee - out), Sheldon Mac (achilles - out) Officials: Bill Spooner, Matt Boland, Mitchell Ervin Game...
Liberty Ballers Nov 28, 2017
Ben Simmons Flew Too Close to the Sun

Ben Simmons Flew Too Close to the Sun

After commenting about how defenses shouldn’t sag off of him, the Cavs didn’t. And it worked. Early in Ben Simmons’ career, we’ve seen defenders - completely non-threatened by a Ben Simmons jump shot - sagging. Sagging off of Simmons has a few benefits on paper. First, he doesn’t have a jumper outside of 13 feet, so you don’t expect him to rise up and shoot. Then, theoretically, you’re clogging the lane so it’s harder for him to get to the rim. And finally, since he’s faster moving forward than you are moving backwards, you get a head start on recovering if he is going to...
Liberty Ballers Nov 27, 2017
Big Brother Is Watching You: Sixers Fall To Cavaliers 113-91

Big Brother Is Watching You: Sixers Fall To Cavaliers 113-91

Big Brother LeBron James out-dueled Little Brother Ben Simmons as the Cavs handled the Sixers 113-91 Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The NBA is a make-or-miss league, and when you miss 25 out of your 28 three-point attempts (as the Philadelphia 76ers did tonight), you're going to get steam-rolled by teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers (as the Philadelphia 76ers did tonight). According to the box score, the Cavs defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91, but it was a much closer game than that for most of the evening. A 16-point third-quarter outburst by Joel Embiid (30 points, 11...
Liberty Ballers Nov 27, 2017
Sixers-Cavaliers: Game Thread

Sixers-Cavaliers: Game Thread

Tonight, we get LeBron vs. LeBron 2.0 as the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers square off against our lovable Philadelphia 76ers. Game Info Start time: 7:00 PM ET TV Coverage: NBC Sports Plus Philadelphia (Marc, Alaa, Molly) The Bad Guys: Fear The Sword Projected Starters Cavaliers: Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love 76ers: Ben Simmons (probably), J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid Game Preview For all of your game preview needs, click here. Refs: Terrell Brandon, Antoine Carr, Lloyd B. Free
Liberty Ballers Nov 27, 2017
Baby Driver Thinks Jahlil Okafor Could be the Next Tim Duncan

Baby Driver Thinks Jahlil Okafor Could be the Next Tim Duncan

A truly Divergent opinion from Ansel Elgort. A little quick bit of obvious inside baseball for you: Whenever anything happens regarding the Sixers, my brain immediately goes to one place first. I ask myself, “is this a post?” 90% of the time, it’s not. For example, this morning, it would have been a post if Ben Simmons was not going to play tonight. It looks like he is, so a one game absence isn’t really worth wasting your reading time on. I’ll be honest, this one might not be either, but when things get real weird, I can’t ignore them. Ansel Elgort, whose name is as fun to say...

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