1. NBA Draft 2012 Results: Philadelphia 76ers Blow a Golden Opportunity

    A championship should be the goal, nothing else. Sixers co-owner Adam Aron affirmed that sentiment with a tweet Thursday afternoon, just hours before the NBA draft. "Correct!" Well, then...

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  2. NBA Draft 2012: 7 Andre Iguodala Draft-Day Trades for the Philadelphia 76ers

    If the Philadelphia 76ers front office knows what it's doing, Andre Iguodala has played his last game in a Sixers uniform...

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  3. NBA Draft 2012: The Top 8 First-Round Targets for the Philadelphia 76ers

    With the 2012 NBA draft only days away, anyone who still says this isn't a deep draft needs a swift dose of reality. Beyond Anthony Davis, it's true, the top of this draft isn't loaded with sure-fire All-Stars like in 2003 ...

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  4. NBA Finals 2012: The Maturation of LeBron James Seals Miami Heat's Championship

    For the past nine years, we've been pleading with LeBron James . We've been pleading for him to develop a killer instinct, or a reliable three-point shot, or heck, even a post game...

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  5. Washington Wizards Set Themselves Back 2 Years with New Orleans Hornets Trade

    Today isn't April Fool's Day, is it? When Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress first tweeted this afternoon that the Washington Wizards had sent Rashard Lewis' enormous expiring contract and the No...

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  6. NBA Finals 2012: Russell Westbrook's Dumb Foul Doesn't Undo Game 4 Brilliance

    Russell Westbrook just unleashed one of the most dominant performances in recent NBA Finals history. Thanks to a mindless foul by him with 15 seconds left in Game 4, it was all for naught...

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  7. NBA Finals 2012: Lay off Scott Brooks for Russell Westbrook's Benching in Game 3

    After benching All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook for the final five minutes of the third quarter Sunday night, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has largely been cast as the scapegoat of Game 3 of this year's NBA Finals...

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  8. NBA Free Agency 2012: Philadelphia 76ers Must Avoid Re-Signing Lou Williams

    Louis Williams , the Philadelphia 76ers ' leading scorer from this past season, has opted out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this past weekend...

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  9. NBA Finals 2012: Dear Basketball Gods, Let This Heat-Thunder Series Go 7 Games

    Two games into the 2012 NBA Finals, and we've had two instant classics. Heading into the series, this wasn't difficult to imagine...

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  10. 2012 NBA Finals: Don't Bury Miami Heat After Game 1 Loss

    It's only one game. That's what Miami Heat players, coaches and fans need to tell themselves today. Repeatedly...

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  11. NBA Finals 2012 Preview: Breaking Down Each Miami Heat-OKC Thunder Matchup

    It's the NBA Finals matchup that everyone could only hope for at the beginning of the playoffs: Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder against LeBron James ' Miami Heat ...

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  12. NBA Playoffs 2012: Can LeBron James Find His Inner-Katniss Again for Game 7?

    As LeBron James wrapped up one of the greatest performance in his career Thursday night by dropping 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists against the Boston Celtics , he staved off elimination (at least for two more nights)...

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  13. NBA Playoffs 2012: Despite Emerging Dynasty, OKC Thunder No Model for Rebuild

    Just like that, there's a new top dog out West. When the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 on Wednesday night, they cemented themselves as the new team to beat in the Western Conference for the next few years...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 11,369 reads 96 comments

  14. NBA Playoffs 2012: No Time to Panic for San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat

    Chances are you have seen the stat already: In the playoffs, teams that win Game 5 after going in tied 2-2 have won the series 83.5 percent of the time (137-27)...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 4,855 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Draft Lottery 2012: Breaking Down the Best 5 Options for the Top 5 Teams

    The tradition of NBA draft lottery upsets continued Wednesday night, as the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets won the No. 1 draft pick despite entering the night with only the fourth-best odds...

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  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: 15 Things We've Learned in This Year's Postseason

    We're just past the halfway point of the 2012 NBA playoffs, with only four of our original 16 playoff teams still competing for an NBA championship...

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  17. NBA Playoffs 2012: Postseason Grades for Every Philadelphia 76ers Player

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' season came to an end on the floor of Boston's TD Garden on Saturday night, but Sixers fans have little to complain about this postseason...

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  18. NBA Playoffs 2012: Kevin Garnett's Comments About 76er Fans Apply to Both Sides

    This second-round series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers just got personal. Following the Celtics' Game 5 win on Monday night, Boston forward Kevin Garnett couldn't resist taking a shot at Philadelphia fans...

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  19. NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Keys to Game 5 of the 76ers-Celtics Series

    Following a thrilling Game 4 comeback, the Philadelphia 76ers head back to Boston for Game 5 on Monday night tied 2-2 in the series...

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  20. 2012 NBA Playoffs: 5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Can Take Down the Celtics

    It's not a series until someone wins a game on the road, right? Well, game on. The Philadelphia 76ers stole home-court advantage from the Boston Celtics with their 82-81 Game ...

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  21. 2012 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James, Chris Paul and the Top 12 Players in Round 2

    Only eight teams are left in the hunt for the 2012 NBA championship, but this next round of the playoffs certainly won't be devoid of star power. Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers took out reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls...

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  22. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Evan Turner Key to Philadelphia 76ers Chances Against Celtics

    When Andre Iguodala sank the two most clutch free throws of his life in the Sixers' Game 6 victory against the Chicago Bulls , Philly moved onto the second round for the first time since 2003...

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  23. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers Fans Should Secretly Root for the Bulls

    With the Philadelphia 76ers heading back to Chicago with 3-1 series lead over the Chicago Bulls , optimism is brimming in Sixers-land. That optimism couldn't be more misguided...

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  24. Philadelphia 76ers: Seven Players That Won't Be Back Next Season

    With a few tweets sent out the morning of April 18, new Philadelphia 76ers owner Adam Aron sent a shockwave to the fanbase of the franchise...

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  25. NBA Playoffs 2012: Power Ranking the Championship Favorites, 2 Games in

    My, how a few days can change everything. One fight with a fire extinguisher, a few torn ACLs and a comeback for the ages later, the 2012 NBA playoff landscape has dramatically shifted...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about over 2 years ago 839 reads 1 comments