Evan Turner scored a career-high 29 points and the Philadelphia 76ers got a win while resting some key players for the playoffs, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 90-85 on Wednesday night.
Tonight will go a long way in showing whether last night’s effort from the Sixers was a mirage, or a sign of things to come.
The Sixers have lost nine of their last 13 games and are in serious danger of missing a playoff spot after leading the Atlantic Division for most of the season.
Cartier Martin tied a career-high with 20 points in his second game under a 10-day contract, and the Washington Wizards built a big lead and held on to it for a change, breaking a five-game losing streak Friday night with a 97-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 31 points and Jrue Holiday had 19 to lead thePhiladelphia 76ers to a 103-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
The Sixers need a win over the Celtics to hold on to the Atlantic Division lead.
Chris Paul had 24 points, including the game-winning 17-footer with 3.2 seconds left, Blake Griffin added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 78-77 on Friday.
Elton Brand had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Jrue Holiday also scored 17 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to 103-83 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 11 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Jodie Meeks tied a career high with 26 points, Lou Williams had 19 and Spencer Hawes added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 120-89 on Friday night.
Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Jodie Meeks scored 21 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 96-73 on Friday night.
Now that the NBA lockout is in the rearview mirror, teams can focus on the 2011-2012 season, which will consist of just 66 games.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, 76ers guard Jodie Meeks meets Lesley at Chops Restaurant in Bala Cynwyd, PA to chat about making his teammates laugh.
The Sixers matter again, and they can thank Collins for turning the fallen franchise into winners a year after they won 27 games and fired Eddie Jordan.
Ok, so the 76ers lost five of their last eight games before heading to the playoffs, however these were all close games.