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Singer: Anthem Performance Axed Because of My Shirt

Sevyn Streeter wore 'We Matter' shirt to 76ers game

(Newser) - Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey. She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers' season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, but she tells the AP that just minutes before... More »

NBA Great Moses Malone Dead at 60

76ers center predicted "fo, fo, fo" championships

(Newser) - Three-time NBA MVP and Philadelphia 76ers legend Moses Malone, who with Julius Erving in 1983 brought the City of Brotherly Love its first championship since 1967, has died at the age of 60, reports the Inquirer . "It is with a deep sense of sadness that the Sixers family mourns... More »

Romney Event Hosted By Hedge Fund Sex Partier

Leder says he hasn't seen the video yet

(Newser) - Mitt Romney probably wishes you hadn't heard his impolitic talk at a closed-door fundraiser, and he's probably also hoping you don't hear much about the man who organized it: Private equity manager and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Marc Leder. Mother Jones points out earlier reports painting Leder as... More »

'Suicidal' Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Hospitalized

He will undergo psychological evaluation

(Newser) - Former NBA star Jayson Williams was hospitalized after acting "suicidal" and "violent," the New York Post reports. Police officers used "an electrical device" to subdue Williams, who had barricaded himself inside a New York hotel room. He was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation.... More »

Flyers' Exit Extends Philly's Title Drought to 100 Seasons

City of Brotherly Love has been trophy-less since 1983

(Newser) - The Flyers’ elimination from the NHL playoffs was more than the end to a hockey season in Philadelphia—it was the 100th consecutive season to see one of the local teams came up short of a championship. “Fans have been conditioned for failure,” suggests Sports Illustrated, which chronicles... More »

Pistons Crush 76ers, Reach Second Round

Hamilton is red-hot as Philly wilts, 100-77; Detroit will face Orlando

(Newser) - Richard Hamilton hit his first five shots during Detroit's overpowering start, and the Pistons rolled into the second round of the playoffs by crushing the Philadelphia 76ers 100-77 on Thursday to win the series 4-2. The Pistons convincingly won the last two games of a series that wasn't expected to... More »

Hamilton, Billups, Wallace Nearly Beat 76ers Alone

Detroit cruises to 98-81 win, 3-2 series lead

(Newser) - The Motor City's Big Three outscored Philadelphia's entire team when it mattered. Chauncey Billups scored 21 points, Richard Hamilton had 20 and Rasheed Wallace added 19 to lift the Pistons to a 98-81 victory over the 76ers on Tuesday night and a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. More »

Prince, Wallace Help Pistons Even Series

Dominating second half halts 76ers' early momentum

(Newser) - The Pistons squashed the chatter about heading home with a series deficit. Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points and made all but one shot from the field, and Detroit played with a purpose and dominated the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-84 on Sunday night, tying the best-of-seven Eastern... More »

76ers Crush Pistons to Take 2-1 Series Lead

Miller drops in 21 as Philly dominates more experienced Detroit

(Newser) - Andre Miller was spot on with his mid-range jumper and scored 21 points, and the rest of the 76ers ran all over the court in a dominating 95-75 victory over playoff-tested Detroit on Friday, taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Samuel Dalembert had 22 points and 16 rebounds... More »

Pistons Even Series With Game 2 Rout

Philly can't rally this time as Detroit rolls, 105-88

(Newser) - Rasheed Wallace had another good game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Unlike the series opener, a few Detroit Pistons starters helped him out. Wallace scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter and Detroit went on to beat Philadelphia 105-88 in Game 2 on Wednesday night to even the... More »

76ers Stun Pistons in Game One

Andre Miller scores 20 for Philly

(Newser) - Andre Miller scored 20 points while Willie Green had a career playoff-high 17 to help the Philadelphia 76ers stun the Detroit Pistons 90-86 Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round series. The Eastern Conference's second-seeded team was expected beat the seventh-seeded Sixers by double digits and did lead by 15... More »

Bobcats Down 76ers 115-109

Philly heads into playoffs on 4-game skid

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 29 points and the Charlotte Bobcats recovered from blowing a big lead to beat Philadelphia 115-109 on Wednesday night, sending the 76ers to the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. With Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks playing his starters limited minutes, the Bobcats still blew a 23-point lead... More »

Brown Stuns 76ers in Last Second Win

Cavs clinch home court in first round of playoffs

(Newser) - Devin Brown sank two free throws with 0.2 seconds after Philadelphia was brought back from the locker room and the game seemingly over to lift Cleveland to a 91-90 win over the 76ers on Monday. The Sixers appeared to have won after Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with... More »

Arenas Gets 20 in Wizards' Win

Return to form helps Washington clinch sixth in East

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas finally looked like Agent Zero again, just in time for the Washington Wizards to put the Philadelphia 76ers out of reach. After another passive performance typical of his play since returning from a knee injury, Arenas took over the game by scoring 12 of his 20 points in... More »

Pacers Top 76ers, Win Fourth Straight

Granger scores 30 with 12 boards to keep slim playoff hopes alive

(Newser) - Danny Granger had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers kept their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive with an 85-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Indiana won its fourth straight, and entered Friday trailing No. 8 Atlanta, but still likely needs to win its final... More »

Iguodala Leads 76ers Over Pistons

Swingman fills out stat sheet for Philly in 101-94 victory

(Newser) - Andre Iguodala scored 25 points, hitting a season-high four 3-pointers, and the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Detroit Pistons 101-94 on Wednesday night. Samuel Dalembert added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia, Willie Green scored 15 and Lou Williams had 12 points and 7 assists off the bench. Iguodala also... More »

Hawks Build Big Lead, Hold Off 76ers

Johnson scores 22 to help Atlanta bounce back against Philly

(Newser) - Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Josh Smith added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks built a big lead and held off the surging Philadelphia 76ers 92-85 last night. Marvin Williams contributed 18 points, Al Horford had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Mike Bibby had 10 points... More »

76ers Top Hawks, Wrap Up Playoff Spot

109-104 victory over the Hawks stops Atlanta's five-game win streak

(Newser) - Andre Iguodala scored 30 points and Andre Miller had 23 to help the Philadelphia 76ers wrap up their first playoff spot in three years with a 109-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Philadelphia, which stopped the Hawks' five-game winning streak, never trailed after Miller's layup made tied... More »

Stojakovic Plays Hero for Hornets in Orlando

Williams wills Philly to win in NJ; Bucks topple Knicks in OT

(Newser) - Sweet-shooting forward Peja Stojakovic had six points in the final minute to lead the Hornets past the Magic, 98-97. After star point guard Chris Paul missed two free throws with six seconds left, Orlando had a chance to win, but Keyon Dooling misfired on a would-be buzzer-beater. Also in pro... More »

Cavs Edge Sixers Behind King James

West hits key threes late, Iguodala doesn't; Philly returns to .500

(Newser) - Philadelphia forward Andre Iguodala's would-be equalizer clanked off the rim at the buzzer, sealing a late comeback for Cleveland, 91-88, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. LeBron James rebounded from a poor performance in Detroit with 26 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists, and point guard Delonte West had two clutch three-pointers,... More »

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