Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden was nowhere to be found in Thursday’s Philadelphia flop. The Sixers point guard — who was traded to Philadelphia at the deadline in February to help Joel Embiid in pursuit of a deep playoff push — was 4-of-9 with 11 points in 42 minutes of action. Harden took just two shots in the … Read more

Pressure’s on James Harden with Joel Embiid injury

Compared to Ben Simmons, James Harden has been magical. Compared to the Harden of yesteryear, “The Beard” has shown his age — no longer looking like the max-like player that won him the 2018 MVP and three scoring titles. Whether it’s his troublesome left hamstring or still getting used to his new teammates in Philly, … Read more

Thursday NBA PRO report: Sharps like Pelicans, Raptors

Commercial Content, 21+ Bettors still have a few hours to place their wagers for Thursday’s NBA playoff action, but sharps are already determining in which sides they prefer. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, … Read more

Raptors avoid elimination as Sixers star Joel Embiid may need MRI for thumb

TORONTO — It was a thumbs-down day for Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers, who couldn’t complete a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, Gary Trent Jr. added 24 points and the Raptors beat Embiid and the Sixers 110-102 on Saturday. Game 5 … Read more

NBA playoffs predictions, odds, lines today: Bucks, Celtics

Commercial Content, 21+ Three NBA playoff contests fill out today’s schedule and we’re here to break down the betting trends for each game. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edge and … Read more

Raptors vs. 76ers game two odds, predictions player props

Commercial Content, 21+ Three NBA playoff contests fill out Monday’s slate, but Action Network NBA analyst Joe Dellera is here to give three best bets for a single tilt (video above). That contest? Game two of the first-round matchup between the No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers and No. 4 5 Toronto Raptors. The host 76ers, who … Read more

Tyrese Maxey leads 76ers to Game 1 win over Raptors

PHILADELPHIA — Tyrese Maxey had Sixers fans roaring “Maxey! Maxey! Maxey!” after each electrifying play — and he crammed a season’s worth into the breakout game of his young career. He wowed on whirlwind layups, connected on 3-pointers from Curry-range and did whatever he desired at all times as he dismantled the Raptors. He even … Read more

Inside 48 hours that sent James Harden to 76ers, reshaped Nets

The Nets team facing Boston on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs looks different than the one that eliminated the Celtics last May. That’s thanks to a megatrade with the 76ers — one that looked dead in the water until both owners got involved. In the Feb. 10 trade, the Nets sent James … Read more

James Harden, Joel Embiid won’t be enough to propel 76ers in playoffs

Commercial Content, 21+ When Philadelphia 76ers team president Daryl Morey pulled off the blockbuster Ben Simmons-James Harden trade with the Nets, the basketball world and sportsbooks were forced to take notice. The 76ers’ odds to win the NBA championship immediately shortened from 12/1 to +750 with their odds to win the East dropping to 3/1 … Read more