The Sixers may have fallen short in London, surrendering a 22-point lead to the Boston Celtics, but one gleaming positive was on show yet again. The form of J.J Redick has only been getting hotter in recent weeks and even 5,000 miles away from home, the veteran sharp-shooter was dominant. Redick was a crucial cog […]Read more "Every cloud has a silver lining: J.J Redick continues to heat up as Sixers find their identity"
Things started off brilliantly for Philadelphia. A red-hot Redick burst out of the gate hitting 4/6 shots from beyond the arc…but then things started to slow down. It was a gradual climb, but the Celtics forced their way back into the game from 22 points down to eventually eclipse the Sixers, sweeping the series so […]Read more "Instant analysis: Sixers blow 22 point lead in London as complacency sets in"
It was an exciting first half in London, even if things started a little sloppy. Here are some quick hitters as the teams head into the break. Hawkeye: J.J Redick has been electric. Firing threes at an alarming rate, Redick has 18 points going into the half along with 3 rebounds and an assist. Going […]Read more "Halftime analysis: Red hot Redick gives Sixers a strong lead but Celtics climb back"
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the NBA in London this week and go to the practices in the lead up to the game. This was my first event as credentialed media for my website Philly Sports Network and I wanted to share as much of that experience as I could with […]Read more "NBA LONDON VLOG: Sixers and Celtics practice highlights, interviews, analysis and more"
One more day. In under 24 hours, the Philadelphia 76ers will square off against the Boston Celtics at the 02 Arena in London. A rivalry that spans decades and has seen more rollercoaster moments than a theme park, the heat has been somewhat lacking from the matchup in recent years. Expect that to change. Fast. […]Read more "NBA London Diary: Sixers vs Celtics rivalry is primed to become the NBA’s most exciting once again"
As with most things in sports, I like to use the analogy of a Swan. What we see on TV when a team win is representative of a Swan gliding effortlessly down a river. What we don’t see, is the tireless leg motion to keep that Swan afloat or the work that goes on behind […]Read more "Bryan Colangelo explains how the Sixers rebuild goes far beyond what we see on the court"
The second and final day of practice prior to the NBA London game has been and gone. The Celtics once again took to the court first, followed by the Sixers. Media members were only able to catch the first ten minutes or so of Sixers practice, so there wasn’t a lot of observations to make…although […]Read more "Sixers practice report: It was fun and finesse for Philly, but Kyrie set the court on fire"
It was a moment I had waited a long time for. Sure, watching the teams practice was an incredible experience, but being able to ask questions to the Gladiators you see compete each and every night was something I had dreamed of being able to do since creating this site. In fact, it was what […]Read more "NBA London Diary: Sixers star Ben Simmons is learning from the best and teaching the rest"
Much has been said about that fateful Jahlil Okafor trade recently, but none of it seemingly surrounding that the Sixers got in return for the once coveted big man and Nik Stauskas. 30-year old Trevor Booker has flown under the radar since being traded to Philadelphia, but his handprints and influence can already be seen […]Read more "Trevor Booker says this Sixers team is ‘the most promising’ process he’s been a part of"
The Sixers and Celtics practiced in the heart of London ahead of their clash on Thursday. Both teams used the same facility with the Celtics kicking off proceedings. Here are some quick notes and observations from the day’s action. SIXERS: Red-eye: J.J Redick was draining just about everything in the shootaround today, garnering the […]Read more "Sixers practice report: Some players get loose after a long flight, others tighten up"