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Aussie Rules Basketball – Two Observations from Sixers 115, Bulls 101

Kevin Kinkead - January 25, 2018

I guess it was fitting that Ben Simmons clobbered the Bulls on “Australian Heritage Night.”

The rookie point guard/forward/whatever dropped 19, 17, and 14 on Wednesday.

His performance reminded me of this woman I “used to know” in college – aggressive and sort of angry. Joel Embiid thinks the All-Star snub might have had something to do with Ben’s performance.

But whatever the case, this is the Simmons that we want to see every night, the player who drives to rim, gets to his spots, hits the glass, and flings the ball around. Without JJ Redick, T.J. McConnell, and Jerryd Bayless, the Sixers built up a big lead against the Kris Dunn-less Bulls and went on to win by 14.

No blown leads last night.

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Can’t Close it Out: Four Observations from Bulls 117, Sixers 115

Kevin Kinkead - December 19, 2017

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The Sixers have lost six of seven to fall below the .500 mark for the first time since Mischief Night.

I missed the game, watched the recording this morning, and asked our Slack chat what to expect. Here’s a sampling:

“In retrospect they sucked but Chicago hit a ton of ridiculous shots.”

“Not sure how much longer anyone can wait to get a real NBA coach in here.”

“Brett is not getting axed. stop. everyone stop”

“I make Paul George a max offer this summer. Nothing to lose.”

If we’re parsing last night’s performance, I think you take it at face value. They played to the level of their competition, as has been the case this entire season. Play down to Phoenix and Los Angeles, keep pace with the Rockets and Celtics.

They fought back in the second half to make it a game, Chicago hit some crazy shots down the stretch, and without Joel Embiid, late-game possessions that would normally revolve around him had to go to others instead.

Let’s take it back to 107-107 in the fourth quarter, with the Bulls on a run and drawing level with about 2:30 to play. Here’s how it finished:

  • JJ Redick turnover, Nikola Mirotic timeout (107-107)
  • Mirotic hits tough one-handed turnaround, and-1 (110-107)
  • Ben Simmons draws blocking foul (110-107)
  • Robert Covington misses 3 (110-107)
  • Kris Dunn spin move and 6-foot jumper (112-107)
  • Out of timeout, Simmons finds Saric off roll to basket (112-109)
  • Dunn step-back 20 footer (114-109)
  • Simmons lob and layup for Saric, and-1 (114-112)
  • Dunn drive, kickout to Mirotic for 3 (117-112)
  • Out of time out, Saric spot-up three (117-115)
  • Mirotic misses step-back 20 footer (117-115)
  • Simmons drive and contested miss at the rim (the end)

The Sixers didn’t have any timeouts on the last play. Ben Simmons put it on himself to get the rim, didn’t convert, and that was the game.

Chicago hit two incredibly difficult shots in the paint, plus a gnarly, step-back 21 footer as well. Philly started that stretch with another turnover from a veteran and a three-point miss. They scored coming out of both timeouts, one play drawn up by Brett Brown and another that was simply a spot-up three.

I don’t think there’s much to analyze there. Again, those possessions are going to Embiid in the low-post if he’s in the game. When he inevitably misses more action this season, the Sixers are going to need someone to inherit that role going forward, and last night you saw Simmons and Saric take the initiative. They’ve played well enough to win without Joel, but closing out games has been an entirely different story. That’s youth and inexperience. Continue Reading

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Sixers Game Film: Would Joakim Noah Watch that Shit?

Jim Adair - November 13, 2014

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Joakim Noah would not watch that shit. But really, the Bulls beat the Sixers last Friday by a measly three points, while the Raptors barely played against a basketball team when they crushed the Sixers on Sunday. The Bulls and Raptors play each other tonight. Maybe he should watch that game film.

via SLAM Magazine

Here’s Video of Two Bulls Fans Being Shot on The El

Kyle Scott - December 14, 2012

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This was all over the news last night, but here’s incredibly clear footage of two Bulls fans being shot on The El in West Philly Wednesday night. Hop it for the video.

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Two Bulls Fans Were Shot on The El Last Night

Kyle Scott - December 13, 2012

The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune are reporting that two Bulls fans bragging about their team’s victory were shot on the El in West Philly last night: [Chicago Tribune]

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. after “a little bit of banter” between the two fans and two other people, described as between 16 and 19, at 46th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, police said. 

One of the Bulls fans, a 36-year-old man, quarreled with the teens and was shot in the stomach as the teens exited the train at 46th street, according to Lt. John Walker. The other Bulls fan, a 30-year-old man, tried to calm things down and was shot in the thigh, he said. 


The two men are in stable condition. 

This is horrible, no question. But before the predicted national media onslaught of Philly fans are the worst, let’s please consider the situation: two adult Bulls fans, from Philly, starting shit with teenagers on the El at night. A sideways glance could get you shot in West Philly at night. Bragging about your surrogate team’s victory (does Jordan still play for the Bulls?) over the hometown team on The El at 46th and Market gives you about the same chance of being shot by an idiot as if your name was Spalding and you were being handled by Nick Young. It's not smart. Let’s just be glad no one is dead here. And let’s do something about that gun problem sooner rather than later. 

With Love, Philadelphia XOXO.

Videos: Sixers Win in Final Seconds

Kyle Scott - May 11, 2012

What better way to celebrate the first two clutch free throws of Andre Iguodala's career and the Sixers first playoff series win since before Citizens Bank Park opened than by showing off a video roundup from the final moments of last night’s game.

Not going to lie– despite all the (deserved) negativity surrounding the Sixers over the last decade, and setting aside the fact that they beat a Bulls team without their two best players (let’s face it: zero chance with Rose and Noah), it’s nice to finally, once again, have exciting pro basketball in this town. Now we get to experience another Philly-Boston series, which is winnable. Long-shot. But winnable. 

Here are videos from the final seconds, from the stands, and from Doug Collins' I'm a Sixer for live post-game press conference.

Just step over the jump in 1… 2… 3… 4… 5…

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Evan Turner Should Probably Just Stop Talking About The Bulls

Kyle Scott - April 26, 2012

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Evan Turner is kind of a dope. 

It’s fairly obvious to anyone who has paid even a bit of attention to the Sixers this year that they match up better with the Bulls than they do the Heat. On Sunday, Turner felt the need to point it out, telling the Delco Times:

“[Playing the Bulls would mean] we’re dodging the tougher team. That’s what I think.” 

“I think we’ll be able to compete well against Chicago, and have an opportunity to win the series.”


Doh. He must have missed out on that PR session as a rookie… you know, the one that instructs players to say the bare minimum to the media, especially when it comes to talking about opponents (the Sixers will play the Bulls in the playoffs if they lose or the Knicks win tonight).

The – conference-leading – Bulls shrugged off the comments when asked about them last night: []

Kyle Korver:

“Well, alright. I'm not going to get into a war of words with Evan Turner. All right, come play us.” 


Derrick Rose:

“There's been teams that said they want to play us before. So I don't got nothing to say about it.”


Joakim Noah:

“That's cool.” 


Was that a reference to Lou Williams'  rap lyric from Korver? Anyway, moving on.

Turner backed off his comments, a bit, today. Here’s what he told

“What I said was looking back at the past two years matching up against teams, we had a tougher time against the Heat," Turner said. "That's all I said. If I had to choose, we match up better against the Bulls.”

“Obviously, they should be (upset). I would be mad, too. 'Who does Evan Turner thinks he is?”

"I have enough problems as it is," Turner said. "I dealt with it a little bit in high school, dealing with the media when it was twisting my words.

"I wouldn't sit there and say that. An article saying we were dodging a tougher team? That's ridiculous. You don't do that. You don't disrespect or trash talk before the game. That's not how you do it."



As Spike Eskin of CBS Philly pointed out, this wasn’t the first time Turner talked in the direction of Rose.

In 2007, following a Chicagoland high school game in which Rose’s team beat Turner’s, ET said that he was better than his counterpart. Rose wasn't so sure. “We’ll see who does more on the next level," he said.

Advantage: Rose, by a wide margin.

They’re Riding F$%#ing LIVE BULLS in The Wells Fargo Center Parking Lot Today

Kyle Scott - April 6, 2012

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I’m putting off my Xfinity Live! review until I get a second chance to experience the place in-full (which I will this weekend). The early reviews – meaning, people on the interwebtuals – are extremely positive. The segmented layout of the place – four restaurants surrounding a gigantic sports bar – probably doesn’t function as was originally intended… but I’m not so sure that even matters. Everyone just drinks, it doesn't matter where.

When I walked into the complex for the first time (the first time since it’s been completed, at least) on Saturday between Flyers and Sixers games, the entire building felt like one big frat party– and I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Ms. CB and I immediately strolled into the Victory Beer Hall, at 6 p.m., expecting to find crowded, yet relatively tame atmosphere. Instead, a house band was playing Pitbull’s Give Me Everything as about three dozen people danced on tabletops. Hardly a German-style beer hall. But again– no one was complaining.

We stayed for one more song– Rihanna’s We Found Love.

Anyway, without experiencing the joint during downtime (which may not exist at Xfinity Live!), I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying that the whole place is just one big fucking party. So of course the grand opening of PBR today will feature eight live bulls in the parking lot

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At 11 a.m. bull riders will, presumably, um, ride bulls to usher in this new era of craziness at the stadium complex. PBR, as it’s called, is the Tex-Mex style restaurant that doubles as a brothel the sluttiest, most curiously-placed, oddest and delightfully intriguing bar South Philly has ever seen. It’s like someone gave the guys from (NSFW!!!) a $100k and told them to open a sports bar, and this is what they came up with.

We’ll have coverage of the bulls later, if anything interesting happens. 

Video after the jump from Victory Beer Hall and PBR.

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