Thaddeus Young could miss the start of the playoffs. Thad injured his right ankle in the first quarter of Tuesday’s 98-85 win over the Hawks. A team doctor said Young has a sprain and bone bruise and is expected to miss two to three weeks.
With nine games remaining in the regular season, the 76ers are sixth in the East. These last few games are crucial with the Sixers so close to getting that 5th spot from Miami. Hopefully the team can pick up where Thad has left off. Royal Ivey, Andre Iguodala, Reggie Ev, and Mo Speights are going to have to pick up their games if this team wants to have any shot of carrying momentum into the post season.
Young is averaging 15.2 points and five boards a game.
With the 5th seed in sight, the Sixers took on the Minnesota Timberwolves last night at the Wach. DEspite only scoring 37 points in the first half and finding themselves down by 6 at the break, the Sixers were able to take control in the 4th and ride the young buck, Thaddeus Young to victory. A tale of two halves if you will.
Young scored 29 points and Andre Miller had 15 to lead the 76ers to a 96-88 win over the revamped Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Revamped meaning that Kevin McHale decided it would be a good idea to get some of his bench guys a start. He sat the entire starting 5 and went with an unusual starting five in; Brian Cardinal, Rodney Carney, Craig Smith, Kevin Ollie, and Bobby Brown.
With the win the Sixers (37-33) pulled within a half-game of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference standings. The Heat lost 90-88 at Indiana on Wednesday.
Andre Miller’s 3-pointer over Michael Redd with 28 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers hold on for a rare road win Wednesday night, 110-105 over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Miller led the Sixers, finishing with 28 points and 9 boards and 6 assists. With only 49 seconds left, Miller went down the floor and Redd barely reacted, looking for a pick and expecting a drive when Miller pulled up and answered with a 3 to push the lead to 107-103 and seal the deal.
Lou Williams scored 12 points and Thaddeus Young 10 for the Sixers. Milwaukee got 26 points from Charlie Villanueva, 18 in the second quarter, 20 from Redd and 11 from Ridnour.
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.
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.
YOUR Philadelphia 76ers put together one of their best performance of this short season so far on Wednesday night in Toronto.
Elton Brand scored a season-high 25 points, Andre Miller and Andre Iguodala each had 18 and the 76er’s snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Raptors 106-96 in the Air Canada Centre.
Willie Green scored 17 points and Marreese Speights had 12 for the 76ers, who won for the first time in four tries away from home
Chris Bosh had 30 points and 12 rebounds, but Toronto still lost for the fourth time in five games after starting the season 3-0. Jermaine O’Neal added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and reserve Andrea Bargnani scored 15 for the Raptors.
Next up for the Sixers are the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
D Wade scored 29 points, rookie Mario Chalmers set a franchise record with 9 steals, and the Heat scored 12 straight points in the fourth to pull away and go on to beat the Sixers 106-83 on Wednesday night.
Wade added seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Michael Beasley finished with 17 points, and Shawn Marion, who sported the mask to protect his broken nose, added 12 points and seven rebounds for Miami.
Thaddeus Young scored 12 of his 19 points in the first quarter for Philadelphia, which got 16 points from Lou Will and a double double from Elton Brand (12 and 12). Andre Miller finished with 11 points and six assists for the 76ers (2-3), while Iggy who has been struggling to find his rhythm of late was held to only two points.
Next up for the Sixers is Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic tonight from Amway Arena.
The Sixers might have found their answer(s) to last seasons 3 point shooting woes. New Sixers Kareem Rush and Donyell Marshall went a combined 6-for-7 from 3-point range and combined for 22 points last night against the Kings. Thaddeus Young scored 18 points, Lou Williams had 17 and the 76ers led by as many as 40 points in a 125-91 rout of the winless Sacramento on Monday night.
Willie Green scored 16 points and Elton Brand had 15 for the Sixers, who were up 20 points at halftime.
Jason Thompson scored 17 points and Spencer Hawes had 15 for the Kings (0-4), who can’t wait to head home after a dreary season-opening road trip.
The Kings, off to their worst start since 1997-98, open a four-game homestand on Wednesday against Memphis. Philadelphia travels to Miami where they will face the Heat on Wednesday night.
With opening night right around the corner the Sixers have solidifed their 15 man roster. The opener is Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors from the Wachovia Center. The roster please:
Centers: Samuel Dalembert, Theo Ratliff.
Forwards: Elton Brand, Donyell Marshall, Marreesse Speights, Thaddeus Young, Reggie Evans.
Guards: Andre Miller, Andre Igoudala, Kareem Rush, Royal Ivey, Lou Williams, Willie Green.
The Starting Five is looking to be:
C – Samuel Dalembert
PF – Elton Brand
SF – Thaddeus Young
SG – Andre Iguodala
PG – Andre Miller