While you were all out shopping (hopefully everyone stayed safe), the holiday weekend was a pretty big weekend in Philly sports. Between the Sixers weekend game, Operation Hat trick, and the Eagles, there is plenty I'm sure you missed. Here is a quick wrap-up from the holiday weekend:
On Saturday night, the Sixers tipped off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Sixers were defeated 116-109, with a strong performance by Thad Young, as well as Evan Turner. In the loss, Thad registered a team high 29 points, with 15 rebounds (6 OFF, 9 DEF) and 4 assists. While Turner dropped 29 points, with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The Sixers played a strong game, but couldn't handle Kevin Durant and the Thunder. Durantula led the OKC with 37 points, while his partner in crime, Russel Westbrook dropped 30 points.
On Sunday night, the Sixers defeated the Phoenix Sunds in a nail biter, 104-101. Sunday's game showed that Sixers Jrue Holiday is a star in the making. Jrue registered a career high 33 point performance and added 13 helpers.
The Sixers hit the court on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center to tip-off against the Dallas Mavericks at 7:00pm. (CSN, 97.5 Fanatic)
Eagles Injury News
The 3-7 Eagles, losers of six straight, hit Lincoln Financial Field to face the 2-8 Carolina Panthers at 8:30 on ESPN and 94.1 WIP. Here are some dirt cheap tickets if anyone was interested.
Operation Hat Trick
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With no hockey going on, which looks to be for a long time, some NHL players came together to form a charity game. Players like Scott Hartnell, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Lundqvist came together to play a charity game in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Proceeds from the event benefited Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. Although Hartnell and Team Philly were defeated by Team New York 10-6, it was for a great cause.
NHL Strikes Again
After the recent CBA talks went sour, the NHL has picked up the axe again. The NHL announced over the weekend that games through December 14th, and the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus on Jan. 27th has been cancelled. NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly:
"The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing. We feel badly for NHL fans and particularly those in Columbus, and we intend to work closely with the Blue Jackets organization to return the NHL All-Star events to Columbus and their fans as quickly as possible."
Andrew Bynum Out Indefinitely
The Sixers received some more awful news surrounding the 7'0, 25 year old center. Byum's knees have bilateral bone bruises, and is far from a professional bowler. Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo stated:
"At the time of the trade we had four doctors look at his MRIs. We knew it was a calculated risk, but we also knew we were getting the second-best center in the league and a franchise-type player. His knees now are different than when we took those MRIs. So it's a different situation. We are still looking at the big picture here."
"The bottom line is Andrew is out indefinitely. We don’t know when he’ll be back. Only Andrew can answer that question — his body can answer that question. Basically there are no timelines."
Holiday Event For Cancer
Broad Spectrum Sports and the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, South Philadelphia has teamed up for a special night! On December 22nd, we will come together for one big ice skating event, where ALL proceeds go to the Relay For LIfe. For more details on the very limited event, follow the link.
For some local college basketball coverage from over the weekend, here's a recap of LaSalle defeating Villanova.
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