3:06 AM EST, Thu January 24, 2019
3 hours ago
Sixers vs. Spurs Recap: Philadelphia holds tough for win over San Antonio

Sixers vs. Spurs Recap: Philadelphia holds tough for win over San Antonio

Despite being riddled with injury and illness, the 76ers remained focused during the final minutes to pull off 122-120 win. The 76ers used every last second of Wednesday evening’s game to pull off a 122-120 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Philadelphia. With just seconds remaining, Corey Brewer took the line. The score was 121-120. First free throw...miss. Second free throw...connect. At this point, with 1.1 seconds remaining, the game could have gone one of two ways. Either the Spurs were going to advance the ball and likely pass to Marco Belinelli, whom every Philly fan saw his...
3 hours ago
Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 49

Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 49

A late 10-0 run spurred the Sixers on to victory For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post. Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 18Ben Simmons - 14Jimmy Butler - 6JJ Redick - 5Robert Covington - 1Dario Saric - 1T.J. McConnell - 1Furkan Korkmaz - 1Landry Shamet - 1 Down eight points to San Antonio with under three minutes remaining, the Sixers closed the game out on a 10-0 run to help Brett Brown best his mentor Gregg Popovich, 122-120. Let’s run through the Bell Ringer candidates from the exciting win. Ben Simmons: 21 points, 10 rebounds,...
5 hours ago
Sixers vs. Spurs: 2nd Half Game Thread

Sixers vs. Spurs: 2nd Half Game Thread

First half highlights. Bolden shuts down Aldridge, TWICE, then just obliterates the rim pic.twitter.com/gsuG4pCHjg— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 24, 2019 .@bensimmons25 puts it in reverse! pic.twitter.com/0QdUQZu6Du— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 24, 2019 Just JJ being JJ pic.twitter.com/J120ljuuxt— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 24, 2019
7 hours ago
Sixers vs. Spurs: 1st Half Game Thread

Sixers vs. Spurs: 1st Half Game Thread

Game Info Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs When: 1/23 at 8:00 pm EST Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA Watch: ESPN Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Projected Starters RotoWire.com Sixers vs. Spurs projected starting lineups
9 hours ago
Jimmy Butler out vs. Spurs

Jimmy Butler out vs. Spurs

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jimmy Butler will not play this evening against the San Antonio Spurs: Jimmy Butler is out— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 23, 2019 This is shaping up to be an interesting game for the Sixers. Joel Embiid is a game-time-decision, so he may not suit up either. Gregg Popovich has made his bread and butter burying unprepared teams. The Sixers aren’t necessarily unprepared, but being a star or two down could have similar or worse effects than being unprepared for a tactician like Popovich. Mentor vs. mentee tonight, by...
10 hours ago
Sixers vs. Spurs: Preview and Game Info

Sixers vs. Spurs: Preview and Game Info

The Philadelphia 76ers look to end homestand with victory over a team that provided one of the worst losses this season. The San Antonio Spurs face the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. Heading in to the evening game, the Sixers are 31-17 overall and 20-5 at home, thanks to a dominant win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Joel Embiid led the team with 32 points and 14 rebounds in just 27 minutes of play, bumping up his point average to 27.1 per game. Landry Shamet came off the bench to contribute an astounding 18 points at 50% from the 3 and allowing the team to secure a...
15 hours ago
Grizzlies’ Garrett Temple could be a good fit with the Sixers

Grizzlies’ Garrett Temple could be a good fit with the Sixers

Memphis may be looking to pull the plug and put their roster up for sale. The Philadelphia 76ers are likely hoping to improve their roster before the February 7th NBA trade deadline comes and goes. But there’s not exactly a smorgasbord of impact players on the market. With the Western Conference standings packed tighter than a can of sardines and the 11th place Orlando magic only 2.5 games out of the Eastern Conference playoffs, there could be a bloated pool of buyers and only about six or seven sellers come the week of the deadline. Likely among those sellers will be the Memphis...
18 hours ago
A San Antonio Spurs Q&A with Paul Garcia of Project Spurs

A San Antonio Spurs Q&A with Paul Garcia of Project Spurs

Brett gets another crack at Pop... As Brett Brown’s Sixers seek to avenge one of their worst losses of the season in San Antonio, I chatted with Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.net. In addition to his writing, Paul hosts The Spurscast. Question #1: The dominating philosophy within the NBA over the last few years has been to shoot as many threes as you can, get to the rim as much as possible, and limit your mid-range attempts. But with two stars who frequent the mid-range jumper in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs are forgoing all of those concepts- and thriving. How is it that...
20 hours ago
Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 2: Ben Simmons’ surge, plus Joel Embiid’s splits and his defensive impact

Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 2: Ben Simmons’ surge, plus Joel Embiid’s splits and his defensive impact

Let’s focus on the team’s two young stars Welcome to the second edition of Interesting Sixers Stats. In volume one, we evaluated Joel Embiid’s turnovers, JJ Redick’s possible drop-off, and more. Let’s get into volume two! These numbers make it abundantly clear that as a game goes on, Joel Embiid’s production takes a fairly significant hit. For example, the Sixers’ 16.4 net rating with Embiid on the floor in the first half is almost seven full points higher than the net rating of the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks, then drops to minus-2.5 in the second half, right around that...
Jan 22, 2019
Bench Production Across the League

Bench Production Across the League

How does the Sixers’ bench stack up? Across Liberty Ballers comment sections, articles, and other publications such as The Ringer and ESPN, there have been a multitude of articles on how the Sixers need to get bench help. Of course you’ve heard national broadcast teams mention Hall of Famers Ersan Ilyasova (2018 BPM: -0.3) and Marco Belinelli (2018 BPM: -0.9), and their absence as the main reason the Sixers have not won every single game. My thought was to take a look at bench production through a variety of metrics across the NBA to see where the Sixers fit in amongst their...
Jan 22, 2019
That Feeling of Panic some Sixers Fans Can’t Shake

That Feeling of Panic some Sixers Fans Can’t Shake

What causes a fan (Sixers or otherwise) to succumb to reaching for the panic button? Panic. It’s such a natural feeling that comes over someone when things don’t go precisely as planned. You begin to wonder things. Question things. Things that you once believed in don’t necessarily make sense as they once did when those things began. The average sports fan experiences panic about their sports team – no matter the sport. Football fans might be the most fanatical in any given city. (I could be wrong about that, of course, if the city you live in doesn’t have a football team)....
Jan 21, 2019
Sixers Dismantle the Rockets

Sixers Dismantle the Rockets

Sixers stop Harden to pick up the win in prime time Cocaine, PCP, Acid, Mushrooms, Mountain Dew Ice. None of those drugs could match the feeling that the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team just pumped into my body in the 121-93 win over the Houston Rockets. Sixers 10-Day signee Corey Brewer played like a drunk pirate who had been marooned on an island before Elton Brand called him up and said, “suit up, but keep drinking.” Read this next part in the Stefon voice. This game had everything… Joel Embiid jawing James Harden. JJ Redick did a CP3 dribble? An Amir Johnson 3-pointer? A...
Jan 21, 2019
Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 48

Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 48

Houston, we have no problem For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post. Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 17Ben Simmons - 14Jimmy Butler - 6JJ Redick - 5Robert Covington - 1Dario Saric - 1T.J. McConnell - 1Furkan Korkmaz - 1Landry Shamet - 1 The Sixers are three games into their toughest stretch of the season, and so far, they’ve acquitted themselves very well. Even without Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia served the Rockets their biggest loss of the season, getting to rest the starters for most of the fourth quarter in a 121-93 victory. Here...
Jan 21, 2019
Sixers vs. Rockets (The Corey Brewer Game): 2nd Half Game Thread

Sixers vs. Rockets (The Corey Brewer Game): 2nd Half Game Thread

Corey Brewer tryna take the MVP from Harden with this performance pic.twitter.com/WFhBZFPaXI— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 22, 2019 Joel with the HUGE rejection on James Harden #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/IE2rWTs1Tz— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 22, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Sixers vs. Rockets: 1st Half Game Thread

Sixers vs. Rockets: 1st Half Game Thread

Game Info Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets When: 1/21 at 8:00 pm EST Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA Watch: TNT Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Projected Starters