Fresh off one the signature wins of the early season, a 105-99 win over Chicago, the Sixers hit the road to face the Pistons in Detroit.
Doug Collins, who as the picture to the right illustrates leads NBA coaches in hugs per minute, has a number of things going for him and his young team.
Jrue Holiday is taking command of the point guard position as he continues to learn how to run a team.
Andres Nocioni, a pro's pro, shook of a broken finger and insisted on playing the second half against the Bulls. The guy is tough as nails and provides a much needed veteran presence.
Jodie Meeks got things going again last game as he went 8-11 for 24 points in the Sixers win over Chicago. By in large, when Meeks plays well the 76ers play well. He's proved to be a hot/cold player thus far. When he's going good he provides a perimeter dimension to the offense.
Lastly, Lou Williams has shot 14-24 for 46 points over the last two games. Collins has mentioned how much of a luxury it is to have a guy who can score off the bench and who is able to help close out games.
The 76ers are entering a four game stretch where they'll face Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee, and Charlotte - all winnable games. They are 12-8 over their last 20 games. They'll have a realistic opportunity to improve that mark to a pretty impressive 16-8.
It all starts tonight in Detroit where they'll face the Pistons, who are coached by former Sixer assistant John Kuester. Detroit is just 11-24, and have dropped five of their last six.
Gametime is 7:30 on Comcast SportsNet.
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It's been a positive few weeks for Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham.
He had arguably the best game of his NFL career in Week 6 against the Panthers, and he is now no longer facing second-degree misdemeanor charges for a legal issue dating back to 2016, Miami-Dade County court records show.
Bradham had a court date at 9:30 a.m. Monday; he was presumably represented by his attorney.
TMZ Sports first reported that charges were dropped.
Bradham, you'll remember, was arrested around this time last year at Miami International Airport for carrying a loaded weapon in a seldom-used zippered compartment of his backpack.
"How does that happen?" Bradham said last year. "I forgot — it's as simple as that."
He's now off the hook.
"The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn't something he should be criminally sanctioned for," Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, told TMZ, also adding that Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit.
The incident did prompt defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to offer maybe his best quote.
"You do dumbass things," Schwartz said, "pretty soon, you're going to be labeled as a dumbass."
In July, Bradham also avoided punishment for a felony battery charge he faced for an altercation with a Miami hotel worker in July of 2016. This July, he entered a deferred prosecution program to avoid jail time and to stay out of court.
Without the legal issues hovering over his head, Bradham is playing his best football.