CHICAGO - After officially signing his five-year $170 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Sixers, Ben Simmons announced that he will not play for Australia in the upcoming FIBA World Cup to "focus on the upcoming NBA season."Two days earlier, Anthony ...
Jul 18, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup.Hours after Simmons and the ...
Jul 17, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to ...
Jul 16, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are among the NBA players picked in an extended Australia squad to prepare for the FIBA World Cup.Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis announced a 17-man squad on Thursday for warmup ...
May 23, 2019
SYDNEY - Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia at the Fiba World Cup after confirming in an online video "I'm going to be a Boomer" for upcoming events.Simmons' NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of ...
May 15, 2019
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NEW YORK - Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been fined $20,000 and assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for elbowing Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game Three of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' ...
May 3, 2019
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NEW YORK - Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila ...
Apr 19, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS - Tobias Harris scored 25 points for Philadelphia in Jimmy Butler's jeer-filled return to Minnesota, helping the 76ers hang on to beat the Timberwolves, 118-109, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and move one step closer toward solidifying the ...
Mar 31, 2019
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets, 118-114, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) for their fifth straight victory. ...
Mar 20, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Joel Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays down the stretch, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-99, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with ...
Mar 13, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Tobias Harris scored 32 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-104 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).Harris, acquired earlier in February in a deal with the ...
Mar 1, 2019
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NEW YORK - Joel Embiid had 26 points, 14 rebounds and one flying leap over an award-winning actress into the crowd, and the Philadelphia 76ers handed the Knicks their 18th straight loss with a 126-111 victory on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila ...
Feb 14, 2019
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MAGIC Johnson did not break tampering rules, the NBA said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), after the Lakers president of basketball operations spoke publicly about the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons.Johnson earlier said that Simmons indicated he wanted to meet him in ...
Feb 13, 2019
2019 NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have already drafted their starters and reserves, and are heading to Charlotte with a mix of squads. Here are the best moments of what went down, including a last-second first- ...
Feb 8, 2019
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THE Philadelphia 76ers overcame Steph Curry's sizzling showing to send the Golden State Warriors crashing with a 113-104 decision at the Warriors turf at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Friday, Manila time.The one-two punch of All-Stars ...
Feb 1, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).Harden, selected Western Conference player of the week on Monday, ...
Jan 22, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) in Jimmy Butler's first game ...
Jan 16, 2019
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NEW YORK - Ben Simmons backed up his tough talk with a big day.Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks, 108-105, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Joel Embiid scored 26 ...
Jan 14, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Ben Simmons had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the Philadelphia 76ers' 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Embiid hit two key ...
Jan 6, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently ...
Jan 6, 2019
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