Stumbling Sixers Take On Awful Bobcats in Charlotte

Stumbling Sixers Take On Awful Bobcats in Charlotte

Usually when you're banged up and coming off a real tough go of things you don't want to get into a fight with a bobcat. Luckily for the Sixers, that's not the case in the National Basketball Association. Losers of three straight, the Sixers are likely pretty happy to see the Bobcats pop on their schedule this evening.

The CSN preview for tonight's game actually includes the following paragraph:

The Bobcats are actually on the cusp of avoiding some embarrassing
history. Should they lose out, the 7-59 record would be percentage
points worse than the 9-73 mark by the Sixers in 1972-73, recognized as
the worst season in NBA history. One more win by the Bobcats over the
final 21 games gets them off the hook.

It's somewhat amazing that losing out with 21 games to play is a feasible thing. So let's hope the Sixers can help make history happen.

A couple of quick notes:

Jrue Holiday is coming off  a 30-point scoring on Saturday night in the loss to the Bulls. It was the first time a Sixer reached that mark all season.

Charlotte is actually coming off of a win and have been getting solid play from Gerald Henderson and D.J. Augustin of late.

"Tonight is a game where our guys know what is at stake,” Coach Collins told Dei Lynam.
“They are playing better basketball. [D.J.] Augustin is back and he had
25 points in a half against us last year. He can score. Kemba Walker can
score. Gerald Henderson can score. We know what we need to do. There is
no need for me to get up there and give the State of the Union on the
importance of this game. Our guys know we have to come in here and find a
way to win this game tonight.”

Reviews on the Evan Turner Show have cooled a bit since the Kid strung together impressive outings for almost a week before coming back to earth. The converation seems to have shifted from "can ET and Dre play together?" to "can ET and Jrue play together?" When one has put up solid the numbers, the other has seen his stat line drop. Worth watching.

7:00 tip from North Carolina.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Ex-Flyer Nick Cousins takes down Islanders

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Ex-Flyer Nick Cousins takes down Islanders

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet praised center Nick Cousins after, not just for his game-winning goal against the New York Islanders but also for his improved overall play.

Cousins scored his second goal of the game 2:21 into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Monday night.

"I've got to give him a lot of credit," Tocchet said. "He's done really well. I've sat him out this year. He's worked on his game. He's always got a smile on his face coming to work to practice. He's worked on his game and he's starting to reap the benefits."

Cousins added an assist and the Coyotes ran their points streak to five games, a season high. Arizona has points from seven of eight games, with six of those going to overtime. Brendan Perlini scored for the third time in three games and Antti Raanta stopped 32 shots (see full recap).

Wings blank Devils before welcoming Flyers
NEWARK, N.J. -- Petr Mrazek wants more playing time and Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is probably going to give it to him.

Mrazek had 37 saves in posting his second straight shutout and third of the season as the Red Wings played one of their best games of the season in beating the slumping New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Monday night.

Mrazek has stopped 64 shots in shutting out the Blackhawks and Devils in his last two starts. He now has three shutouts in 14 games with a 5-5-1 record.

"I'm trying to get some confidence every game I play, every save I make," Mrazek said. "I haven't played a lot of minutes, so every game I am trying,” (see full recap).

Avalanche beat Leafs for 10th straight win
TORONTO -- Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier heard the Bronx cheers from the Air Canada Centre crowd on Monday night.

He remembers listening to Toronto fans giving him the same sort of hard time when he was a member of the Maple Leafs as they struggled through the 2015-16 season.

"It's not as bad when you are the away team," he said.

Bernier made 29 saves in his first start at the ACC since Toronto traded him in July 2016, Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 left and the Avalanche extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 4-2 victory over the Maple Leafs (see full recap).

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning past Blackhawks
CHICAGO -- Andrei Vasilevskiy was terrific, Chris Kunitz made a clutch play and Tampa Bay's penalty killers had a big night.

The Lightning followed a familiar formula back to the top of the NHL.

Vasilevskiy made 40 saves in his league-best seventh shutout and Kunitz scored a short-handed goal in the second period, leading Tampa Bay to a 2-0 victory over the sliding Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

Yanni Gourde also scored as Tampa Bay stopped a season-high three-game skid and leapfrogged idle Vegas for the best record in the NHL. The Lightning, who lost to Chicago in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, improved to 11-0-2 against the Blackhawks in their last 13 regular-season meetings (see full recap).