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US men's basketball team builds big lead then holds off Australia for 98-92 win in Olympics tuneup

Jul. 15, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

There was a lot for the U.S. Olympic team to like on Monday. And a lot not to like. Anthony Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton came up with a pair of late 3-pointers that helped stop a freefall by the Americans, and the U.S. beat Australia 98-92 on...

76ers agree to 2-year, $16 million deal with forward KJ Martin, AP source says

Jul. 12, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are keeping at least one player acquired in the James Harden deal, coming to an agreement on a two-year, $16-million contract with forward K.J. Martin. a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. Martin was...

Veteran guard Kyle Lowry says he's re-signing with his hometown Philadelphia 76ers

Jul. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Lowry says he is re-signing with his hometown Philadelphia 76ers. The six-time All-Star guard announced his decision on Instagram on Thursday. ESPN reported that the 38-year-old Lowry is agreeing to a one-year deal. The North Philadelphia...

USA Basketball expects Leonard, Haliburton, Embiid to be ready for Olympic camp in Vegas next week

Jun. 27, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard, Tyrese Haliburton and Joel Embiid are all good to go for the start of USA Basketball's men's national team training camp in Las Vegas next week, the first step toward what the Americans hope is a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal. Leonard missed 12 of the Los...

Joel Embiid, at the NBA Finals, says he's feeling well and on track for Olympics

Jun. 14, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Joel Embiid was at the NBA Finals, and said his next stop is the Olympics. The Philadelphia 76ers center, who missed more than half of the regular season and then was hobbled in the playoffs because of a knee injury, said in a televised interview that his recovery is...

Inside the NBA MVP Race: Jokic's consistency was key, and No. 1 picks were denied the trophy again

May. 08, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

A look at some notes and numbers surrounding the NBA's MVP race this season: ___ MULTIPLE TOP 10s Denver's Nikola Jokic was the only player in the league to rank among the top 10 in points (10th), rebounds (4th) and assists (3rd) per game this season,...

76ers president Daryl Morey has big plans to build NBA title team around Embiid and Maxey

May. 06, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Say goodbye to the 76ers. No, not Joel Embiid. Tyrese Maxey is sticking around, too. Nick Nurse seems like a perfect long-term fit as coach. But for the rest of the Sixers? It's time to pretty much wish them well, with just about the entire team...

76ers waste another season of Embiid's prime. Will they ever make a run at an NBA championship?

May. 03, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid gingerly plopped into his seat set to explain yet another season-ending playoff loss, a familiar scene year-after-year for Philadelphia’s oft-injured All-Star center. Embiid, though, wasn’t alone. He usually dissects defeats by himself on the news conference...

Knicks advance to the Eastern Conference semis, topping 76ers 118-115 in Game 6

May. 03, 2024 01:20 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With a frenzied Philly crowd clamoring for defense, Josh Hart hesitated for just a second after Jalen Brunson passed him the ball from the left wing before Hart realized the 76ers weren't playing any D on him. Left alone at the top of the arc, Hart let it fly. ...

Sixers owners buy 2,000 tickets for home playoff game, aiming for fewer Knicks fans in arena

May. 02, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bradley Cooper rocked a Dr. J jacket from his courtside seat at Game 6. The A-list actor had a few more 76ers fans join him Thursday night for Philadelphia's playoff game against New York — about 2,000 more courtesy of ticket giveaways from Sixers ownership. ...