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Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109

Feb. 12, 2019 11:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10...

Newspaper drops 'Non Sequitur' cartoon over Trump insult

Feb. 11, 2019 12:40 AM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it. The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the...

Redick scores 34 points, 76ers beat Nuggets 117-110

Feb. 8, 2019 10:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new-look Philadelphia 76ers made a strong first impression with little time practicing together. JJ Redick scored a season-high 34 points, Jimmy Butler had 22 and the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-110 on Friday night with four players making their debut. Tobias Harris had 14...

76ers get Harris from Clippers in 6-player, 4-pick deal

Feb. 6, 2019 3:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night deal that...

76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

Jan. 15, 2019 10:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him. At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting...

Hawks stun 76ers 123-121 on Collins' late jumper

Jan. 11, 2019 10:57 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 30 fateful seconds in the fourth to forget. The Philadelphia 76ers star guard lost the ball in a tie game on a drive down the lane that led to Atlanta's John Collins finding separation and burying a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left for the lead. Butler had a chance...

Shamet, Embiid lead 76ers to 132-115 rout of Wizards

Jan. 8, 2019 10:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia rookie Landry Shamet was putting on such a stellar shooting display that Joel Embiid took a seat in the second row to watch it with the rest of the 76ers fans. Shamet made eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, both career-highs, and Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds to...

Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Mavericks, 106-100

Jan. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons carried the load without Jimmy Butler. And when Butler returns, the 76ers stars expect Philadelphia to keep rolling. Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Simmons added 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Philadelphia's 106-100 victory over the...

Brown: Butler wasn't disrespectful when questioning role

Jan. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach's...

Players hate to see coaches fired, but at least they're paid

Jan. 1, 2019 11:41 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager's office and told they're fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs. Eight coaches lost their...