Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks 11/22/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The New York Knicks looked to stop their recent skid on Saturday when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Knicks had dropped two straight and nine of their last 10, and faced a reeling Sixers squad that had dropped each of its first 12 games of the year. 

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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers 11/19/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Boston Celtics looked to pull themselves out of their recent skid on Wednesday, when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics had dropped three straight after opening the season 3-3, and faced a reeling Sixers squad who had dropped each of their first 10 games in convincing fashion. 

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs 11/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

If the Philadelphia 76ers were going to get their elusive first victory on Monday, they were going to have to go through the defending champions to do it.

The San Antonio Spurs took on the Sixers, looking to build momentum after a slow start to the season that saw the champions go 5-4 in their first nine contests.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets 11/14/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The red-hot Houston Rockets looked to keep rolling through the early season when they took on the slumping Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Rockets had won seven of their first eight games, and they faced a flagging Sixers squad that had lost its first eight games of the season and was fresh off a 53-point drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Philadelphia 76ers Reached Peak Tanking in Dallas Mavericks Blowout

Don’t call the 0-8 Philadelphia 76ers a dumpster fire. That’s an affront to smoldering refuse.

General manager Sam Hinkie’s tanking effort is more like a deep space exploration into the outer reaches of awfulness. It’s bold and terrifying, and it propelled the 76ers into territory even they hadn’t fathomed before Thursday night.

Facing a bloodthirsty Dallas Mavericks squad on its home court, winless Philadelphia folded early and resolutely, going down 28 points in the first frame despite the return of Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel to the floor.

Mavericks fans quickly lost interest in the hardwood bonfire and began to browse the periodicals:

The 76ers’ suffering ended in a 53-point, 123-70 loss—only five points shy of the franchise record, according to Jordan Garretson of The Associated Press (h/t Yahoo Sports).

Having literally just penned a Players Tribune article earlier in the day about his unwillingness to tank, Carter-Williams struggled to reconcile Thursday night’s result.

“I’m sure we’ll remember this, and don’t want it to happen again,” Carter-Williams told The Associated Press’ Stephen Hawkins (h/t NBA.com). “None of us in this locker room will ever get used to losing like that. None of us will ever get used to losing, period. We’re upset after every loss.” 

Carter-Williams may not want to lose badlyhe led his team in points, rebounds and assists on the nightbut according to the Philadelphia Daily News’ Bob Cooney, he did appear to throw in the towel:

Zero reprieve is on the immediate horizon for Philadelphia. It faces the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center Friday night and plays at San Antonio Monday. This stretch, in all likelihood, will be not unlike an extended hibachi dinner for Houston and the Spurs.

They will filet, sear and stack the 76ers’ roster into a volcano tower. The team is burning. Might as well have fun with it.

 

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks 11/13/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Dallas Mavericks looked to continue their strong start to the regular season on Thursday, when they hosted the struggling Philadelphia 76ers. The Mavs had won two of their last three and faced a flagging Sixers squad that had lost each of its first seven games.

Michael Carter-Williams’ return from a shoulder injury to make his season debut was a beacon of hope, but even his presence couldn’t compel the team to win.

Carter-Williams played 30 minutes off the bench, picking up right where he left off with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but he got very little help from his teammates in a 123-70 blowout loss that was ugly from the get-go.

The only other Sixer to reach double figures was Tony Wroten, who had 11 points. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points in 20 minutes to lead the Mavericks.

Dallas improved to 6-3, while Philadelphia is still in search of its first victory and all alone in last place in the East.

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Lakers’ Wayne Ellington On Leave After Father’s Murder In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington Jr. was shot and killed in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Police say 57-year-old Wayne Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver’s seat of a car in the Germantown section of northwest Philadelphia just after 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that he was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead later that night. No arrests have been reported.
Wayne Ellington Jr. said in a statement on the Lakers’ website that he and his family were “devastated by the news of my father’s murder.” The sixth-year pro has been granted an indefinite leave of absence.
General manager Mitch Kupchak said players, officials and employees are saddened.
Ellington was not with the Lakers on Tuesday night for their game in Memphis. Lakers coach Byron Scott said in his pregame comments that he learned of the senior Ellington’s death Sunday night after the Lakers win over Charlotte.
“Driving home all I did was t

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Father of Lakers player killed in Philadelphia (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Wayne Ellington #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the Charlotte Hornets on November 9, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed that a man shot and killed in Philadelphia over the weekend was the father of a player on the team.


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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors 11/9/14: Video Highlights and Recap

One of two winless teams, the Philadelphia 76ers looked for a reversal of fortunes against the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors.

Toronto entered play having won three straight and five of its first six games. Philadelphia would have to bring its A-game if it was going to steal a victory on Sunday.

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Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers 11/7/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Chicago Bulls looked to keep their hot start to the regular season rolling on Friday night, when they took on the struggling Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls had ridden their trademark defense and a balanced, potent offensive attack to three straight wins and victories in four of their first five games of the season. They faced a Sixers squad that was reeling after a brutal start to the season, losing five straight.

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