Royce White Active vs. Celtics

Posted by: Jovan Alford
10/11/13 6:40 pm EST

roycewhitemediadaycopyWith the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Boston Celtics at the Bob Carpenter Center tonight, all eyes will be on one player in particular — Royce White. Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times tweeted earlier on Thursday, that head coach Brett Brown said, “I’m looking forward to Royce playing Friday versus the Celtics.”

For Sixers fans, this is good news to hear but the bad news is tonight’s game will not be televised. Except for a few attending the game, the best most will be able to go off is how his stats look at the end of the night.

This is going to be a first time in a while that Royce White has played in an NBA game. Last season, White was in the NBA D-League for the most part, while dealing with anxiety attacks. White hasn’t tapped into his NBA potential that I believe coach Brown will be able to bring out of him.


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Not My Usual Day in Manchester

Posted by: James Plowright
10/09/13 11:46 am EST

537696_3665377225975_587995416_nBLEEP! My alarm goes off, game day is finally here!

At age 21, I have been a fan of the NBA for the last six years of my life. Never did I imagine the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers would be playing a game in my home city, Manchester.

The only way this day could have got any better was if my beloved Charlotte Bobcats were making the trip across the pond, but you can’t have everything!


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THE DIFFERENCE IN GAME 1? EXPERIENCE

Posted by: Tim Parker
05/13/12 2:04 pm EST

Experience.

It’s a word that every young hungry, ambitious, and aggressive person loathes, but it the end, learns to accept. Around this time of the year, college graduates with grandiose dreams will have their goals and career hopes dashed by this very sentence:

“You’ve got to get some experience.”

Most of the Sixers are the same age of those same graduates currently receiving their degrees and they, too, received a rude awakening about experience in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in a heartbreaking 92-91 loss to the Boston Celtics.

It seemed that the Sixers did everything right. It seemed that that they had everything it took to win. It seemed that the Sixers had their game plan executed to perfection, and it seemed that they were about to take a big first step to their first Eastern Conference Finals in 11 years.

One thing stood in their way.

Experience.


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SIXERS & the 2010 NBA FINALS

Posted by: Philadunkia
06/03/10 2:40 pm EST

As we all know, the 2010 NBA Finals, featuring the 76ers most hated rivals — the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics — tips off tonight in Los Angeles. 

Yesterday here at the Philadunkia offices we held a group prayer session pleading with the basketball gods to find a way for neither of our fiercest rivals to claim the 2010 NBA title and as we called on the hoop powers that be, some fascinating connections between the 76ers and the two squads in the 2010 NBA Finals came to light.

So we thought we’d share with our readers some of the interesting and fun gems we discussed and debated yesterday here at the Philadunkia offices.


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MEET TOM THIBODEAU…STEFANSKI DID

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
05/21/09 7:44 am EST

 

thibodeau_allen1_300The Philadelphia 76ers just confirmed reports that the team met with Boston Celtics Associate Head Coach Tom Thibodeau today in regards to their vacant head coaching position.  Per team policy, the team had no further comment on the interview with Thibodeau. Below is the profile of Thibodeau we posted this morning…

He’s the least quoted and arguably the least famous candidate involved in the 76ers head coaching search, but basketball heads that follow the NBA closely certainly know about the man’s work — the great defense that is linked to the Boston Celtics organization for the past two years. The Celtics were third in the NBA in points allowed per game this season, while in 2007-08 they ranked second in the NBA. What many don’t know is the man behind Boston’s defensive success. Well, please meet Tom Thibodeau.

 
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LOOKING AT LAST NIGHT’S FIRST FIVES

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/15/09 11:17 am EST

sixers04-15ii2As the Sixers and the Celtics took the floor for the opening tip last night, we were discussing how the Celtics would lineup with KG and Ray Allen both back in Boston. As the players  readied for the tip last night a discussion broke out amongst the Philadunkia staff that even though the Boston was missing two All-Star starters last night, that the C’s still had a better first-five then the 76ers put out on the floor. Upon further examination, it unfortunately seems to be a true statement which is pretty depressing.

 

So you understand how we came to our conclusions, you should know that we graded the match ups on current skill levels, stats and play ONLY, not on long range potential or how a player is developing or “ifs”. Basically the question was, “Who would you rather have in your lineup right now?” Here’s a look at our answers.
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LOSING LINK DUMP

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/15/09 9:18 am EST

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JA Andrade of ESPN.com says  it’s time to bring back the Sixers – C’s rivalry.

Marques Hayes of the Daily News comments on the Sixers 6th straight L

Celtics loyal blog redsarmy.com declares “Seriously, Philly Sucks”.

More from Hayes as he notes that Young provided a lift but it was not enough . 
 

Here’s the recap and highlights from ESPN.com.

Jordan Raanan  at csnphilly.com writes this loss really hurt.