In one of the biggest games in recent Philadelphia history, the Sixers nearly squandered a 30-point lead, surviving a huge comeback from the Cleveland Cavaliers to squeak out a two-point victory, 132-130, a 13th win on the bounce.
Friday's win moved the 76ers a half-game ahead of the Cavs in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, as the Sixers and Cavs look to wrap up the regular season in the coming days. Jonathan Motley led the team in scoring with 26 points and 12 rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 17 points while Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
"I mean, we dug ourselves that hole", James said after his 18th triple-double of the season which included 11 rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 49 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the three-point line as they dominated the first half to lead by 23 points going into the break before the Cavaliers stormed back in the second half. They won big, until they had to win small, and then they did that too - against a guy Brett Brown called pre-game "the best player to have ever played", and without our own best player in uniform.
Among the chaos, the free agency of LeBron James has been looming above the organization. "If you're down 30 in the postseason, that can lose you a series".
"We just played our game, didn't let the hype bother us and we stuck together". With a glut of young talent and spacious room under the salary cap, Philadelphia has been frequently mentioned as a landing spot for James.
Sixers' Twitter even seemed divided on how to handle James - boo him or woo him with kindness?
"It says, 'LeBron, we don't want you.' We don't want you, we don't need you".
Luckily for them, the Sixers finally caught up on offense.
The shoo-in for Rookie of the Year against the greatest player ever to play the game of basketball was the most dramatic part of it all, but there was so much more. "What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us". The Cavaliers still have a chance to win it back, but with the Sixers' easy schedule finish, it may be hard for Cleveland to clinch the third seed.
"LeBron's the best of all time so I have to root for him obviously", said Mike Zazzera. They have three games left (Dallas, at Atlanta, Milwaukee) while the Cavs face the Knicks in NY on Monday and then at home for their season finale two days later.
While the level of discipline will be welcomed by some, it is a reflection of a derby that lacked atmosphere, passion and quality. Both teams made several changes in the second half including Wayne Rooney who was unhappy with the decision to take him off.
That gives you the opportunity to do things you're not used to, and that's what helped him. "That's what we were hoping for". Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Arsenal six years ago and his progress at the club was often interrupted by injuries.
Longtime NFL executive Bill Polian, now an ESPN analyst, is also on board to help Ebersol launch his fledgling league. Starting on April 17, fans will be able to put down season-ticket deposits on the league's website .
Max Verstappen crashed on the exit of Turn Two, losing control as his vehicle slewed across the track and into the barriers. His time was almost two seconds quicker than the 1:31.458 he had clocked in practice one earlier on Friday.
Wilde tweeted her reaction to the video on Friday, posting a link to the video and wrote on Twitter: "This was funnnnnnnn". Earlier this week, Drake revealed that he has been working long hours to get ready his new album due sometime this year.
Interestingly, newer messages from Zuckerberg still remain in inboxes along with some conversations prior to 2014. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages.
The economy needs to create roughly 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. Areas that saw job gains included manufacturing , health care and mining, the government report said.
Fourteen survivors were still in hospital, with some in critical condition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads.
On the poster and in the programme which the match is advertised, WWE states that they can't confirm if the match will take place. WWE has built a lot of anticipation for The Deadman's return, but at least we know that his return won't be delayed any longer.
At a December meeting to discuss Pruitt's plan, a deputy of Kelly's said the plan was "dead" and not to be discussed further. Indeed, they may prefer a hobbled Pruitt at EPA than a new administrator who they might not be as able to easily target.
UK Sugar Tax To Shake Up Soft-Drink Market
The tax is aimed at reducing the consumption of such drinks and levels of obesity, particularly among children . More than 60,000 children had teeth extracted in hospital past year - the equivalent to 141 operations a day.
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Promising to expedite the Arun 3, Pancheshwar, and Saptakoshi projects, the Prime Minister also wanted the borders to be safe. India's main worry is that Nepal may now lean more toward China as Oli heads a government of communist parties.