Video Shows Giannis Antetokounmpo Arguing With Arena Worker, Tossing Ladder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo argued with an arena worker and flung a ladder away from a basket, sending it toppling over as he tried to shoot practice free throws after the Bucks’ 110-102 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night. After going 4 for 15 from the line, Antetokounmpo returned to the Wells … Read more

Joel Embiid erupts for career-high 59 points amid historic night in 76ers’ win

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored a career-high 59 points and added 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven blocked shots in a historically dominant performance, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Embiid has clearly rounded back into form over the last week after recovering from an illness. … Read more

This is the fight the superstar-less Knicks need to show

PHILADELPHIA — Even though mediocre teams are never supposed to win on the road against superior opponents, the Knicks had absolutely no choice but to win Friday. They were not exactly facing the Julius Erving-Moses Malone 76ers.  In fact, they weren’t even facing the Joel Embiid-James Harden 76ers. With Philadelphia’s two franchise players out, and … Read more

Harden, Embiid lead Sixers past Pacers for 1st win of season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden had 29 points and 11 assists, and Joel Embiid scored 26 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their first win of the season, 120-106 over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. The Sixers started 0-3, dropping the first two games to Eastern Conference contenders Boston and Milwaukee. Embiid dropped … Read more

Sixers’ Frosty Freeze Out replaced by Chick-fil-A nuggets

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A fan favorite, the 76ers Frosty Freeze Out, is being replaced. Get ready for “Bricken for Chicken.”  The Sixers announced ahead of their season opener on Thursday that they have teamed up with Chick-fil-A for this new promotion. The day after any opposing player misses two consecutive free-throw attempts in the second … Read more

Sixers lose 126-117 in season opener against Boston Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 35 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 126-117 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the NBA regular season. Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points and Grant Williams finished with 15 as the defending Eastern Conference champions gave interim coach Joe Mazzulla … Read more

Sixers to host bus tour around Penn’s Medical campuses as they open season against Celtics

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s been all about the Phils and the Eagles lately, but now we’re talking basketball. The Sixers kick off their season Tuesday night in Boston against the Celtics. The team squeezed in a final practice Monday in Camden before the season opener. They’re hoping to carry on this positive Philly sports energy … Read more

76ers’ Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into training camp

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they were delivered by someone running for office. Might … Read more

Ben Simmons to make Brooklyn Nets debut against Sixers in preseason opener

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia 76ers will play a familiar face to start the preseason. Ben Simmons will make his Brooklyn Nets debut against his former team, the Sixers, at the Barclays Center on Monday night. It will be the first time Simmons will play since the Sixers’ playoff collapse in the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Read more