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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...

Cavs Edge Sixers Behind King James
Cavs Edge Sixers Behind King James

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,...

Backup Suns Shine Bright in Philly Win

Raptors top Knicks while Pacers beat Nets, cling to playoff life

(Newser) - Phoenix got double-figures in scoring from five players, including 17 apiece from Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw off the bench, and defeated red-hot Philadelphia, 107-93, reports the Arizona Republic. The Suns played solid defense, forcing the Sixers, who had won seven of their last eight, to miss their first 13...

Train Keeps Rolling: Sixers Top Bulls 121-99

Miller dishes 18 assists as NBA's hottest team continues playoff push

(Newser) - The red-hot 76ers outscored the Bulls 30-2 on the fast break and ran them out of Philadelphia. The 121-99 win gives Philadelphia three in a row and makes them winners in 11 of their last 13 and 19 of their last 24.  Andre Miller distributed the ball brilliantly, notching...

Feisty Philly Stuns Boston With Late Run

The A.I. they didn't trade has monster 4th quarter as Celts go cold

(Newser) - The Celtics were on top for all of three quarters, but a surging 76ers team put together a 19-0 run in the fourth and shocked Boston in a chippy 95-90 game. The Sixers' Andre Iguodala produced a fantastic show, notching 13 of his 28 points in the final stanza, thrice...

Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch
Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch

Hawks Hold Off Magic Down Stretch

Iguodala leads 76ers win, Bobcats end five-game skid

(Newser) - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Mike Bibby had 20 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-90 last night, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic had a chance to catch the Hawks late when Bibby missed a shot with the Hawks up 93-90. Atlanta fought for the offensive...

Nuggets Fall in AI's Return to Philadelphia

Iverson gets standing O from crowd, 115-113 loss from former mates

(Newser) - The soldout Wachovia Center exploded when Allen Iverson’s name was called during pre-game introductions, as the diminutive guard who started his career in Philadelphia, and carried the franchise to an NBA finals, received a 1:05 standing ovation from the 20,674 in attendance. Unfortunately for Iverson his former...

Magic Trip Up Pacers, Clinch Playoff Berth

Miller leads 76ers past Spurs; Wizards get OT win over Clippers

(Newser) - Orlando clinched a postseason spot with a 122-111 victory over Indiana, despite 22 turnovers that led to 25 Pacers points. Hedo Turkoglu shot 13-for-23 for a game-high 27 points, with Rashard Lewis adding 22 and Mo Evans pitching in 19. The Magic now have their sights on keeping their 3-seed,...

Sixers Surprise Pistons
Sixers Surprise Pistons 

Sixers Surprise Pistons

Beat Detroit 83-82 despite scoreless final two minutes

(Newser) - In a game which saw the lead see-saw back and forth from opening play to the crucial final moments, the Sixers outlasted Detroit last night, winning 83-82. Philly, bolstered by Andre Iguodala's 22 points, barely hung on, failing to score in the final two and half minutes of regulation after...

Sixers Can't Overcome Slow Start Vs. Celtics

Red-hot Boston snaps Philly's four-game winning streak

(Newser) - Boston blazed out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back in a 100-86 win in front of a sold-out crowd in Philadelphia, its ninth consecutive victory. The Celtics pushed the Sixers into a mostly perimeter offense in which they shot 32% and had only 11 points on the fast...

Young Coming of Age in Sixers Win Over Bucks

Toronto bests Seattle, preparing for road trip to face West's best

(Newser) - Perhaps folks were a bit too critical of Philly’s first-round draft pick Thaddeus Young. The 19 year-old rookie scored 22 points tonight, leading the Sixers to victory over the Bucks, 119-97. In his last four games Young has averaged 16.5 PPG, nine over his season-average, reports the Philadelphia...

Bulls Whipped as Celtics Win 7th Straight

Elsewhere, Warriors paste Miami while Philly whips rebuilding Sonics

(Newser) - Boston won its seventh straight game, 116-93, over a tired Chicago team last night to  retain its three-game lead in the Eastern Conference. This one was never in doubt as the Celtics built a 20-point halftime lead and were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce...

76ers Extend Clippers' Woes
76ers Extend Clippers' Woes

76ers Extend Clippers' Woes

One loss away from matching season record

(Newser) - The Clippers now need only one loss to match a season-high seven-game losing streak after getting schooled by the 76ers 106-80. Andre Iguodala contributed 18 points in a lineup that saw plenty of action by the reserves, with Lou Williams totaling 16 points and eight assists, and Samuel Dalembert pitching...

Warriors Spark in Shutdown of the Sixers

AI leads Nuggets past Clippers, Heat finally get road win at Sonics

(Newser) - Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis each scoring 21 points is something Golden State fans expect. But rookie Brandan Wright posting a career-high 12 points and seven rebounds in only 17 mintues was a bonus, says the San Francisco Chronicle. The surging Warriors posted a 119-97 win over the 76ers, who...

Orlando Tragic in Philadelphia
Orlando Tragic in Philadelphia

Orlando Tragic in Philadelphia

Philly backcourt keys decisive early surge in surprising Orlando road collapse

(Newser) - A night after yet another convincing road win, the Magic lost a clunker in Philadelphia, entering halftime down 19 and departing Wachovia Center with a 101-89 loss that wasn't as close as the score, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando's backcourt was so miserable on defense that rusty guards J.J....

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11
76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

Jamison lifts Wizards by Bobcats, Jefferson's 36 boosts Nets to win

(Newser) - The Philadelphia 76ers scored the final 10 points of overtime to send the Miami Heat to their 11th straight loss, 101-96 last night, reports the Associated Press. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller both scored 24 points for the 76ers. Dwayne Wade scored 33 points for Miami, which has dropped 26...

Howard, Magic's Defense Slam Door on Sixers

Orlando holds Philadelphia to 38% shooting in rout

(Newser) - Dwight Howard had 24 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks tonight, but it was the Orlando Magic defense that was really super in a 115-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando held Philly to 38 percent shooting and only 66 points heading into the fourth period....

Knicks Hear 'Fire Isiah' in Road Blowout

Sixers trounce them by 40 in Philly, after Cheeks gets contract extension

(Newser) - Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks received a one-year contract extension, then a commanding 124-84 victory over defense-averse New York. The 76ers started hot and didn't look back, leading 37-17 after the first quarter and 100-54 near the end of the third. Their 14 first-half steals were a franchise record.

Williams, Jazz Shoot Past Warriors
Williams, Jazz Shoot Past Warriors

Williams, Jazz Shoot Past Warriors

Spurs beat Bobcats, two streaks end as T'Wolves top Sixers

(Newser) - The Utah Jazz, led by Deron Williams’ 29 points and 12 assists, scored a season-high 77 points in the first half and beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109. Utah has now won 13 of 14 and swept the season series with Golden State. Al Harrington had four 3-pointers to lead...

Ginobili Catches Fire in Finals Rematch

Hawks edge Bobcats in OT, 76ers stay hot at home against Grizzlies

(Newser) - Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili had a career-high eight three-pointers and 46 points overall, and San Antonio needed all of it in a 112-105 rematch of last year's finals against Cleveland. Ginobili had 18 points in the decisive fourth quarter, offsetting the same output from LeBron James, who had 39 on...

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