The Sixers welcomed the Brooklyn Nets to the Wells Fargo Center having lost 12 of their last 13 games. The team that came out last night was entirely different than the 76ers that we have seen recently. They were only outscored in the first quarter and had three players record double-doubles. Spencer Hawes led all Sixers with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jrue Holiday added 15 points and 11 assists. Thaddeus Young also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Six 76ers scored 13 points or more last night including all five starters. Nets point guard Deron Williams had 27 points and 13 assists while Joe Johnson added 20 points of his own as the Sixers would go on to win 106-97. More here.
The Minnesota Vikings kicked off what is sure to be a wild couple of days in the NFL yesterday. The Vikings agreed to trade disgruntled wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks will send their 2013 first round pick to Minnesota. The deal is contingent upon Harvin signing a new contract with Seattle and him passing a physical. It could be finished within the next 48 hours. The 24 year old Harvin had 62 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns in nine games last year with the Vikings. More here.
With the Seahawks improving their chances in the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers responded by adding an impact receiver of their own. The 49ers acquired Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth round pick. Boldin is scheduled to make $6 million next year and reportedly would not take a pay cut to stay in Baltimore. Boldin spent the last three years in Baltimore and pulled in 65 catches for 921 yards and four touchdowns last season, including six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers in the Super Bowl. More here.