Timing has not been the Eagles thing recently. Yesterday it was reported that general manager Howie Roseman, who has coming under fire of late due to the poor performance of the team, received a 4-to-5 year extension with the team back in June. His job might be a little more secure today than many thought at this time yesterday. More here.
Behind 20 points from Joakim Noah and a 31 point fourth quarter, the Chicago Bulls issued the Orlando Magic their first loss of the season last night at the United Center. Former Sixer Nik Vucevic started for the Magic and scored 16 points and grabbed 10 points in 42 minutes. Maurice Harkless, the Sixers 2012 first round draft pick that was sent to Orlando in the Andrew Bynum trade, did not play last night. More here.
At 1-2 through the first three games, the defending Western Conference champion Thunder were looking to get on track against the Toronto Raptors, who also entered at 1-2. The Thunder had a balanced attack last night as six players registered 10 or more points with point guard Russell Westbrook leading the way with 19 points. On the other side, every single Raptor who dressed for last night’s game had at least 2 points. The Thunder would go on to win 108-88. More here.
In the NBA nightcap last night, two winless teams went at it in Denver as the Nuggets welcomed the Detroit Pistons to town. The Nuggets also featured a balanced attack with six players recording 11 or more points. Leading the way for the Nuggets was former Sixer Andre Iguodala, who poured in 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Pistons game plan relied heavily on center Greg Monroe which explains his 27 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the Pistons’ effort, the Nuggets went on to win their first game of the year 109-97. More here.