The Sixers are where they've always been, waiting for Ben Simmons

In four years of having Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons on the same team, the Sixers have shuffled through what feels like a decade's worth of retools and roster setups. There were the post-Process Sixers, filled with scrappy role players like Dario Saric and Robert Covington. There were the "FEDS" Sixers, cut down immediately because Markelle Fultz fell apart before he ever took an NBA floor. Jimmy Butler came to town and nearly helped the Sixers beat a title-winner, and then the Sixers let him walk in favor of protecting Joel Embiid with the Al Horford signing, only slowing the big man down in the process.
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'Missing person' Tobias Harris flyer spotted in Philly

After the Sixers' embarrassingly bad loss to the Hawks in Game 5, Philly sports fans have officially reached "We are not okay" mode. While there was plenty of blame to go around, most of it fell on two-thirds of the team's Big Three failing to produce at all in a crucial game. We've covered Sixers fans crushing Ben Simmons ad nauseum, but don't think Tobias Harris is getting off scot-free.
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Sixers' Ben Simmons making NBA history with free-throw woes

Ben Simmons’ foul-shooting woes so far in the playoffs aren’t just obvious. They’re basically unprecedented. The Philadelphia guard is 22 for 67 from the line so far in this postseason. He’s down to 32.8% after going 4-for-14 in Philadelphia’s Game 5 loss to Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night — and nobody in NBA playoff history, with that many attempts in single postseason, has ever been worse.
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Excellent execution: Hawks shred 76ers defense to make historic comeback

The Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks took a turn on Wednesday. And it was a full 180. The Hawks trailed Game 5 by as many as 26 points, and they were still down 24 with less than two minutes to go in the third quarter. And somehow, some way, they came away with a 109-106 victory to take a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 in Atlanta on Friday (7:30 ET, ESPN).

Has Sixers Ben Simmons Regressed? Or Has He Evolved?

Many are quick to claim that Sixers star Ben Simmons has regressed this season but is it possible that he’s actually evolved?. Every year Ben Simmons has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, he has changed his game to the needs of the 76ers roster. In his rookie year, he was needed on offense desperately and had one of the better years of his career on the offensive side of the ball.

Four candidates the Sixers should consider to replace Danny Green

Game three was a great team win for the Sixers which now takes back home-court advantage and gives the team control of the series. Even with the success, the Sixers suffered a major blow in this matchup as Danny Green left the game in the first quarter with a calf injury. Green was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a calf strain fairly quickly and returned to the bench in a walking boot.
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If these Sixers had an Iverson, or a McSorley, they’d also have what they’re missing – a beating heart | Jones

I called Rick McSorley yesterday afternoon to ask him about his kid. Not about his future, but about his past. My questions related to whether he thought the basic qualities that define a leader are stamped out by genetics or can be acquired by experience. The root question: Can we learn to be leaders? Or is it something that’s either inside us or not, the moment we’re conceived?

Sixers seek fill-in for injured Danny Green

ATLANTA (AP) — Doc Rivers isn’t revealing his plan for replacing Danny Green in the Philadelphia 76ers’ lineup. Rivers said Sunday “some of the unintended good consequences of having injuries during the regular season” are having options for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Green’s injury is a big loss for Rivers, but the coach has a deep bench.

Sixers' improved offensive efficiency on display in Game 3 victory

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Philadelphia 76ers are 6-2 in these playoffs, now holding a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals after a 127-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 on Friday. The surprise is that the Sixers are two wins from the conference...

Sixers guard George Hill gives an update on continued thumb recovery

Philadelphia 76ers guard George Hill has had an up and down 2020-21 season. He started with the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder and was playing well before he decided to undergo a procedure on the thumb on his shooting hand to correct an issue that was bothering him in January. He...

Did the Sixers Discover the Secret to Negating Trae Young?

Last night, the Sixers put on a clinic, beating the Hawks by nearly 20 points to tie the series up 1-1. One of the biggest reasons the team was able to bounce back after a sluggish start to the series was their vaunted defensive efforts against Hawks star Trae Young.
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Hawks-76ers Game 6 time set

The Hawks evened their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the 76ers and guaranteed another game in Atlanta with a 103-100 victory Monday. The NBA later announced that Friday’s Game 6 will start at 7:30 p.m. and be broadcast by ESPN. Game 5 of the series, now tied 2-2, is...

Steph Curry rooting for Sixers, makes bold Finals prediction

Seth Curry is in an unusual position. He’s definitely not used to advancing further into the NBA playoffs than his older brother, future Hall of Famer Stephen Curry. Now that Steph is playing the role of supportive sibling, he’s leaning into it. Steph told the San Francisco Chronicle that he's...

Sixers advance, but can they keep it up without Embiid?

Not to minimize the Philadelphia 76ers’ accomplishment Wednesday night – advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals by beating the Washington Wizards 129-112 in the teams’ first-round series – but the more pressing issue at this point is: Is it sustainable?. And then the companion question: Will it need to be?

15 thoughts and tidbits on Sixers' 2nd-round matchup with Hawks

The Sixers now have only one opponent blocking their path to an Eastern Conference Finals showdown against either the Nets or Bucks. With their second-round series tipping off Sunday afternoon, here are 15 initial thoughts and tidbits on the Sixers-Hawks matchup:. 1. There’s no point dancing around the importance of...