After the worst performance of his rookie season, Ben Simmons insisted he's not short on confidence. "I spoke to A.I. before I came in here today," Simmons said after practice. Simmons said Iverson wanted to talk with him after his dismal, one-point effort in Game 2 against the Celtics.
These are different times for Terry Rozier, a player who began the season with lots of questions and who may have become the answer to the Celtics' cavernous void left by injuries to All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Well, Rozier has been up to the challenge when playing in front of the Rozier-friendly confines of the TD Garden. The Sixers will indeed be a fired up bunch for tonight's Game 3, one that they certainly know is a must-win game.
Vegas sees a big comeback coming for the Philadelphia 76ers in their series with the Celtics.How else to explain that despite being down 2-0 in their Eastern Conference semifinal, the Sixers still have better odds (12-1) of winning the NBA championship
On a fairly steady primetime, NBC newbies A.P. Bio (0.6/3) and Champions (0.4/2) wrapped up their inaugural runs last night, while Superstore (0.8/4) ended its third season a much-expected kiss and several story seeds blooming. Ending the night for NBC, but not its season until next week, Chicago Fire (1.0/4) was up a tenth too. Overall, NBC was in third place with a 0.7/3 in the demo behind winner CBS (1.4/6) and ABC (1.1/4).
Marcus Morris has been one of the Celtics' better scorers this season. One matchup that he has locked in on is the one between him and Philadelphia's Ben Simmons. Coming into this second-round series, Morris knew that he and Al Horford would likely split time defending the 6-foot-10 point-forward.
If you think the Sixers haven't hit their full potential during the first two games of their series against the Celtics, it doesn't appear you're alone. Because while the Sixers (+115) are down in the series 2-0 and the Celtics (-135) are now the favorites
The 76ers' Ben Simmons scored just one point in 31 minutes of play in Thursday night's 108–103 loss to the Celtics. Simmons said after it was a result of "overthinking." The Philadelphia star has been the likely choice for Rookie of the Year, but
Markelle Fultz and Jayson Tatum will forever be linked. Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving told ESPN on Thursday that budding Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum “probably should have been the first pick in the draft” over Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz, which didn’t seem like the biggest confidence boost for a player already shaky in that department. [email protected] to @phillysport on Dr.J saying #Celtics' Jayson Tatum probably should have been No.1 pick: " I proved why I should be the No.1 pick in college and they drafted me as the No. 1 pick.
Semi Ojeleye is enjoying success these past few weeks after carving out a rotation spot for the Boston Celtics. The injury-depleted team is in the midst of making a somewhat surprising run in the NBA playoffs as the second-year forward has played a healthy amount during the first two series. At one point, during a tense meeting involving Ojeleye’s mother, Joy, and brother, Victor, Coach K allegedly yelled and Ojeleye’s mother was brought to tears when she asked about additional playing time. Ernest Ojeleye, Semi’s father, also said that Duke assistant coach Nate James called him after the transfer and had negative things to say about his son.
Following a loss in Game 2 in Boston on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers return home for the next two games and, according to All-Star Joel Embiid, nothing to worry about. Embiid and the 76ers led by 22 points over the Celtics with a chance to even the Eastern Conference playoff series at 1-1 on Thursday but a one-point game from point guard Ben Simmons and defensive breakdowns opened the door for Boston to rally and secure a two-game advantage. "We know what we gotta correct," Embiid said.