Roy Halladay was on the mound yesterday for the Phillies looking for his first win on the season and 200th of his career. He had gone 7.1 total innings in his first two starts but pitched a gem yesterday. He threw 87 pitches over eight innings allowing one run on five hits with striking out two and walking only one batter. With the game tied 1-1 in the ninth, Laynce Nix pinch hit for Halladay and hit a monster homerun into the second deck in right field to give the Phillies the 2-1 lead. Jonathan Papelbon came in to save the game and get Halladay his 200th victory. The Phillies are at .500 for the first time this season at 6-6 after winning their last two series. More here.
The 76ers wrapped up their home schedule yesterday afternoon as the hapless Cavaliers came to town. The 1982-83 World Championship team was honored for the 30th anniversary of their title as well. The Sixers jumped all over the Cavaliers from the very beginning outscoring them 32-19 in the first quarter and outscoring Cleveland in the second and third quarter too. They carried a 23 point lead into the fourth quarter and on to win 91-77. Thaddeus Young had 14 points and nine rebounds in the victory. More here.
News broke last week that the Sixers front office wanted Doug Collins to step down at the end of the season and they might be getting their wish. Reports surfaced following the Sixers 91-77 victory over the Cavaliers that Collins will resign at the end of the season with one year remaining on his deal worth $4.5 million. He is reportedly negotiating a buyout and it isn't out of the question that Collins returns to the team's front office. More here.