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“Fire Brett Brown” – Four Observations from Sixers 97, Spurs 78

Kevin Kinkead - January 27, 2018

That was probably the best performance of the season, and if it wasn’t, it’s certainly top-five.

The Sixers went to San Antonio and won for the first time since 2004, holding the Spurs to 78 points in their own building. Pop’s squad was 20-3 at the AT&T Center coming into the game.

No, they didn’t have Kawhi Leonard, though Kawhi has only played nine games this season. They didn’t have Rudy Gay or Manu Ginobili. But the fact of the matter is that they’ve built a 32-19 record this season with a revolving door of player availability, so if you wanna slap the asterisk on this win, use size 12 font instead of size 18.

Right.

Now to the Sixers, who were phenomenal last night – suffocating defense, solid shooting, and mostly mistake-free basketball. They built up a big lead, held that lead, and closed out the game like a group of seasoned veterans. Brett Brown’s team shot 48.1% overall and 42.9% from deep while holding San Antonio to 40% from the field and a 3-24 three point mark (12.5%). Philly is now 9-3 since Christmas and occupying 6th place in a very average Eastern Conference.

And if we’re being honest with ourselves, the Spurs probably deserved to lose the minute they donned those black and gray camouflage uniforms.

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The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth – Four Observations from Sixers 112, Spurs 106

Kevin Kinkead - January 4, 2018

A few weeks back, Joel Embiid went from questionable, to probable, to out against Toronto.

Last night, he went from doubtful, to very doubtful, to officially out, to the starting five.

Pregame, we were told by Brett Brown that Embiid had swelling and bruising in his shooting hand, resulting in difficulty catching the ball in the post. That was corroborated by Embiid, the discomfort part, who spoke at his locker around 5:30 p.m.

After warmups, however, he apparently told Sixers’ staff he was good to go, per Brown’s post-game explanation:

“This is the world we all live because I get up here and I tell everybody pregame everything I know, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (laughter), and you pivot out of that when it gets to the game-time decision and that’s what it is. It’s happened quite a bit, in Toronto you learn he’s gonna play or not. Tonight, there was nothing in my mind that suggested he was going to play based on the swelling in his hand and what we saw at practice. He went out and had a good warmup then he felt quite good about himself and with about 35:50, 36 minutes on the clock – I meet the team at 35 – it was announced to us that he felt good enough to play. And I think to Joel Embiid’s complete credit, he came in and he surprised me, he actually made some shots. If you saw the swelling in his hand you wouldn’t think that would be the impact, he would’ve blocked shots, he would’ve rebounded, he would’ve been physical defensively. But he actually still had some touch and finesse to his shot with a swollen right hand. It happened quick, it was completely unexpected and I give him a lot of credit for playing through complete pain and trying to play in front of the Philadelphia fans and help his teammates, that’s a gutsy effort.”

Embiid finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocks. He favored the right hand at times but it didn’t seem to bother him much. He wore a wrist wrap in the first half, then took it off for the second half, explaining that he didn’t feel like it was making much of a difference.

He also told us that part of the reason he wanted to play was to get Brett Brown his first win against mentor Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, leading to this pretty cool moment after the victory:

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Fußball Friday: Transfer rumors, making fun of Tottenham, and Rademal Falcao

Kyle - June 6, 2015

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This post is part of The Crosswalk, Crossing Broad’s reader submitted section. While checked for basic quality and readability, it is not edited by Crossing Broad, and all opinions expressed are those of the author, for better or worse. If you’re interested in having your work appear on Crossing Broad, fill out the short sign up form here.

Hi, my name is Doug, and I used to hate soccer.

I imagine that sounding like your run-of-the-mill A.A. group that meets every Tuesday night in the church basement.

Anyway, after the World Cup last year I have become completely hooked on ‘futbol’. Now, I am a card scarf-carrying Arsenal fan.

You may remember Kyle’s English Premiere League primer from 2013. If you don’t, go read that now. I’ll wait.

Good, now that we are down with the same JARGON, let’s get into why we’re here: the EPL season has ended and Chelsea has won the league (gross). However, in nary a month the transfer window will swing wide open, allowing all the teams across the world to throw Chris Christie-size piles of money at each other for their players. Continue Reading

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CB Radio: Favorite/Least Favorite Phillie Of All Time

Kyle - February 8, 2012

CB Radio is live at 5:00 p.m.

I'll be co-hosting with CJ Burns, and the big question is who is your favorite and least favorite Phillie of all time? That will be mixed in with some Flyers talk, trade hopes, Ed Wade, Sixers/Spurs preview, and random news bits.

You can listen to the show after the jump.

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INSANITY: We Have Sixers Tickets For Up To 50% Off Face Value

Kyle Scott - February 7, 2012

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Our friends at TiqIQ and Score Big are baaaaack… and this time they have an insane deal on Sixers-Spurs tickets for tomorrow night.

As most of you already know, Score Big functions similar to Hotwire, allowing you to put in however much you’re willing to pay for seats in a certain area, and if your offer is accepted– the tickets are yours. For tomorrow night’s game, you can save up to 50% off face value. We continue to receive great feedback on this service, so this is a must-click link right here.

Tonight at 7 p.m. is your deadline. There are seats available at all price levels. Make an offer now. Just click the button, yo:

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The Sixers Do Not Suck, The Sixers Do Not Suck

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2011

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Ready for this? I'm going to go all newspaper columnist on you for a second:

Two weeks ago when Cliff Lee appeared at the Philly Auto Show, he was asked by a fan if the Yankees sucked. His response? "The Yankees do not suck, the Yankees do not suck." Perhaps he should have been talking about the Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the San Antonio Spurs, 77-71.

Shit. What just happened? 

Back to asshole blogger.

The Sixers have been getting it done on defense. They've only given up more than 100 points once since January 19th- 117 in the second game of a home and home with the Knicks.

Full highlights after the jump, including the red jerseys the Sixers wore to raise awareness for heart health. This is much better execution than the NFL creating a line a pink products for profit…

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