Six of the last seven for the 76ers.
The Sixers have dropped six of their last seven games after a bad 117-115 loss at the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Chicago ended the game on an 18-8 run.
With the loss, the team falls below .500 to 14-15 overall. They were without Joel Embiid and Trevor Booker, however, due to injuries.
Dario Saric got the start and scored a game-high 27 points in 31 minutes of play. Ben Simmons had 19 markers, but was just 1-5 from the free throw line. Amir Johnson started for Embiid and had four points.
In other Sixers news, Markelle Fultz was seen dunking in driveway:via Snapchat
Also, Furkan Korkmaz doesn’t have to commute to Delaware anymore. He is out indefinitely.
The team hosts the Kings tonight at 7pm.
The Flyers came back down the Earth last night as they fell to the LA Kings, 4-1. The loss snapped the team’s six-game winning streak. Jakub Voracek scored the lone tally for Philly.
The team visits the Sabres on Friday night at 7pm.
The Eagles escaped a close game against the Giants on Sunday. Some fans are upset about the narrow win, Kevin Kinkead is not in the camp. He lauded Nick Foles in his takeaways:
The biggest positive, in my mind, is that Nick showed off a lot of the traits that make Carson Wentz effective. He shrugged off a defender with a head fake and step-through. He took hits in the pocket. He connected a few times while rolling right. He went through his progressions and picked out a variety of targets for scores, just like Carson. All four touchdowns were caught by a different player.
Sure, it’s only one game against a 2-11 team, but that performance should significantly assuage the concerns of fans who were ready to throw in the towel.
CB Patrick Robinson is in concussion protocol.
The Steelers didn’t have as good of an outcome to their game as the Eagles did on Sunday. It was an emotional final minute for Pittsburgh fans in the loss to New England. Exhibit A:
Steelers vs Patriots : He should've bought that Point 😂😂😂😡 pic.twitter.com/wQqnlpJTmX
— 🔌 (@incarceratedbob) December 18, 2017
Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson is stepping away from the team and giving complete control to team’s COO.
Speaking of Carolina, Thomas Davis is suspended two games for an illegal hit.
The latest Crossing BroadCast is out and the guys talk about the Giants game.
ESPN President John Skipper resigned, but it had nothing to do with the direction of the network:
Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN.
I have had a wonderful career at The Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships. I owe a debt to many, but most profoundly Michael Lynton, George Bodenheimer and Bob Iger.
I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem.
I have disclosed that decision to the company, and we mutually agreed that it was appropriate that I resign. I will always appreciate the human understanding and warmth that Bob displayed here and always.
Cole Hamels is a beautiful man who is giving his mansion to charity.
Jahlil Okafor is still riding the bench.
Get your last-minute gifts at the Crossing Broad Store. Order today as it’s last chance for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
Surprising walk-ons with scholarships is right up there with military family reunions…adding Gronk in there makes it better:
— ESPN (@espn) December 19, 2017
In non-sports news…
The Office is coming back:
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Peacock network is eyeing a continuation of the beloved workplace comedy for the 2018-2019 season. The revival would once again be set at Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton, PA., branch, and feature a mix of new and old cast members. Steve Carell, who starred as the branch’s regional manager, Michael Scott, for seven of the comedy’s nine seasons, will not be involved in the new series. The search for a new RM/boss is said to be already underway.
Three are dead, many injured in train derailment in Washington state.
The U.S. was investigating UFOs for years.
The House is expected to vote on the GOP Tax Bill today.