Elton Brand’s long-awaited return to the Philadelphia 76ers will be on hold until at least Saturday.
Brand dislocated his right shoulder December 17th and worked out on the court before Monday’s game against Dallas. He was placed on the inactive list for the 16th consecutive game. Coach Tony DiLeo said Brand most likely will play Saturday against the New York Knicks.
The 76ers are 9-6 without Brand and have won a season-best seven straight games entering Monday. They were 11-14 when the 6-foot-8 forward was sidelined.
Sixers forward Elton Brand will be sidelined for a month because of a dislocated shoulder.
The 76ers leading scorer has a fracture and tear in his right shoulder but will not need surgery. Brand was hurt Wednesday night in a 93-88 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. Brand is averaging 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season.
Stephen A. Smith is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Saturday.
Assistant GM Tony DiLeo will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season, the sources said. Cheeks’ deal with the 76ers, who started the season 9-14, was guaranteed through next season.
After signing Elton Brand to a five-year deal worth nearly $80 million in the offseason, the Sixers have looked nothing like last season’s up-tempo squad that advanced to the playoffs.
The 76ers had lost eight of 10 games entering Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards in Philadelphia.
Kobe Bryant torched his hometown team again, scoring 32 to help the Lake-show rebound from a last-second loss with a 114-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Pau Gasol had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum scored 18 points for the Lakers.
Andre Miller scored 26 points and Iguodala had 19 for the Sixers, who played the entire fourth quarter and the last 4:50 of the third without Elton Brand. Brand left early with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
The Sixers said Brand had a strained right hamstring amnd only finished with three points on 1-for-7 shooting in 25 ineffective minutes. Brand will be evaluated on Thursday.
So the game on Wednesday night was pretty sicko sitting in my girlfriends luxury box and it was one hell of a game. Dwight Howard did not dissappoint as he is a manchild and Elton had flashes of excellence as well. Too bad Rashard Lewis had to bang that 3 ball from the corner in the final few seconds to give Orlando the victory.
And on to Sunday’s loss.
Ben Gordon scored 21 points, Drew Gooden had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from an early deficit for a 103-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
Bulls number one pick Derrick Rose contributed 18 points and 10 assists and reached double figures in assists for the first time in his young career. Former Sixer Larry Hughes had 16 points for the Bulls (8-9), who won for only the third time in 10 games on the road.
Elton Brand had 21 points and 12 boards, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points for the Sixers, who have lost four straight to fall to 7-10. Andre Miller had 15 points and 10 assists, and Willie Green chipped in with 12 .
Philadelphia scored a season low 78 points in a 24 point loss at Boston on Friday and has been held below the 100-point mark in seven straight games. Next up for the Sixers are the Chicago Bulls again tomorrow night from Chicago.
We don’t usually do this here on the 215, but being how it is a product of one of our own we decided to give a small review.
I just wanted to give quick props to the folks over at Converse and our newest man Elton Brand on a sick pair of shoes this year. Elton and Converse, more specifically Kathleen at Converse were able to hook us both up with a pair of the black EB 1’s.
Elton’s first ever signature shoe felt as though they were molded to my foot, and seemingly come out of the box as if they were already broken in. Comfortable, stylish, and fresh, I am already eager to go out and drop……42, in my new EB ONE’s.
Once again thank you very much Converse and the awesome people that you have over there reaching out to the right people in the right places.
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YOUR Philadelphia 76ers host Dwight ‘Superman’ Howard and the Orlando Magic tonight from the Wachovia center coming to you live at 7:30 PM on ESPN and Comcast Sportsnet.
I will be in attendance in a lovely luxury box thanks to my wonderful girlfriend and her father as the Sixers look to move above .500 again this season. Should be a great game between two of the best bigs in the East in Elton and Dwight. Pretty excited to see Dwight in person as it will be my first time ever, not to mention Elton as I have yet to make it down to a game this season. Hopefully this will be the first of many.
Enjoy the game, I know I sure will and everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the food, football and beers. I will be back and ready to post come Monday morn barring an unforeseen sports happenings that I need to rant about.
LET’S GO EAGLES for fucks sake! Arizona Cardinals at the Birds, tomorrow at 8:15 pm on NFL Network.
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Charlotte Bobcat guards DJ Augustin and Raymond Felton combined for 48 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds in their third game starting together, and the Bobcats beat the Sixers 93-84 Monday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Elton Brand had 18 points, but made only 6 of 13 shots and fouled out with less then a minute to go. Thaddeus Young was held to six points on 2-of-10 shooting. Andre Iguodala added 17 points for the Sixers, who shot 40 percent and had their two-game winning streak snapped.
Next up for the Sixers are the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night from the Center.
Big Elton Brand had 23 points and 12 boards and Andre Iguodala added 15 points and the Philadelphia 76ers moved above .500 for the first time this season. The 89-81 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday was the Sixers second in a row.
Thaddeus Young contributed 12 points and Samuel Dalembert had 16 rebounds for the Sixers, who improved to 7-6.
Kelenna Azubuike scored 16 while C.J. Watson and Stephen Jackson had 12 apiece for Golden State, which dropped its second in a row. Andris Biedrins and Brandan Wright had 10 apiece.
Next up for the Sixers are Larry Brown and the Bobcats tonight at 7:00 PM from Charlotte.
The Timberwolves came into Wednesday nights game as the worst team in teh NBA having lost eight in a row. Go figure they would happen to snap that streak against YOUR Philadelphia 76ers last night. Just our luck right.
Al Jefferson scored six of his 25 points in the final three minutes to lift Minny to a 102-96 victory over the Sixers on Wednesday. Craig Smith scored a season-high 21 and matched a career high with five assists. Mike Miller had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Wolves, who won for the first time since the season opener against the Sacramento Kings.
Elton Brand was the lone bright spot for the Sixers, as he finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Sixers committed 16 turnovers and missed eight free throws while losing for the first time in four games.
Next up for the Sixers are the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night from the Wach.