Philadelphia Credit – OHCD Phila http://ohcdphila.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:40:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ohcdphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Philadelphia Credit – OHCD Phila http://ohcdphila.org/ 32 32 Celtics fall early and never come back in 111-99 loss to Sixers https://ohcdphila.org/celtics-fall-early-and-never-come-back-in-111-99-loss-to-sixers/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:06:43 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/celtics-fall-early-and-never-come-back-in-111-99-loss-to-sixers/ January 14, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Within a minute of first-quarter offense, the Philadelphia 76ers sealed a comfortable win over the Boston Celtics on […]]]>

January 14, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Within a minute of first-quarter offense, the Philadelphia 76ers sealed a comfortable win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The Sixers led by a whopping 22 and won by a 111-99 final at the Wells Fargo Center, on a sloppy night of turnovers for the C’s.

Jaylen Brown scored to make it 14-12 Sixers with 4:51 left in the first quarter, but from then on Philly took over. Getting contributions from across the lineup, the Sixers went 18-2 to end the first quarter with a 32-14 record.

During that same span, the Celtics went 1 for 8 off the field as a team, and Jayson Tatum committed three turnovers on his own. Boston was never able to cut the deficit to single digits for the rest of the game.

The Celtics didn’t have a bad shooting night overall. They shot 47.4% as a team, compared to 44.7% for the Sixers. But the most striking statistical disparity was in turnovers: 20 total for Boston, versus 9 for Philadelphia.

Brown and Tatum combined for 67 points in the Celtics’ previous game, a 119-100 win over the Pacers. The pair scored just 41 points Friday night, on 14-for-35 shooting.

Following: The Celtics return to Boston and get back to work on Saturday, when they face the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden.

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Charlotte Hornets beat the 76ers, ending a 16-game losing streak https://ohcdphila.org/charlotte-hornets-beat-the-76ers-ending-a-16-game-losing-streak/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:53:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/charlotte-hornets-beat-the-76ers-ending-a-16-game-losing-streak/ Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges, left, heads for the basket against Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Chris Szagola PA The signs were already there. Even before the Charlotte Hornets finally got that King Kong-sized gorilla on Wednesday night, […]]]>

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The signs were already there.

Even before the Charlotte Hornets finally got that King Kong-sized gorilla on Wednesday night, the metrics had been slowly rising during this difficult COVID-19 season. A sprinkling of impressive wins scattered throughout one of the most anticipated campaigns in recent memory provided the slightest taste, feeling like that initial straw when a body craves to be quenched.

But then came the last five days. It didn’t matter that the Hornets were looking at a daunting schedule that required them to face the defending NBA champions twice in 72 hours, followed by a road date with the team that was basically like a big brother. bully – holding them by the collar while they are helpless to do anything about it.

Sweeping all three games, punctuated by holding Philadelphia, 109-98, at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night on the heels of their spirited loss to Milwaukee is the latest indicator that these Hornets need to be taken seriously. These aren’t the guys in purple and teal of yesteryear. These are the kind of games that build serious character for a young team, rushing through the city of brotherly love and staring straight in the eye at an opponent who had beaten them 16 times in a row and was riding a six-game winning streak. consecutive streaks that elevated them in the confusing Eastern Conference standings.

“Well, it shows growth,” said Miles Bridges, who helped them close it out with a strong fourth quarter. “We’ve beaten the defending champions twice and coming in and getting a really controlled win here, that says a lot about this group of guys. So we just want to keep improving, just learn from this game and keep going.

Where this band currently rows represents waters that the franchise hasn’t navigated in quite a while. The Hornets (23-19) post their best record in 41 games in more than two decades. The last time they were three games over .500 at the halfway mark was in the 2000-01 season, when they were 23-18.

Let’s take a look at the Hornets’ record over the past three midterm seasons: In 2018-19, their last season with Kemba Walker leading, they were 19-22 (.463 winning percentage). Fast forward to 2019-20, which was the first year of their roster restructuring, and they posted a 16-25 (.390) record before registering an 18-18 mark a year ago. in the shortened 72-game campaign.

But this season, climbing to their best record at this point since the days immediately following the Y2K frenzy, the Hornets responded in a way they hadn’t before. It didn’t matter if they were without their top reserve for a second game in a row due to COVID protocols or if their offense couldn’t fully get going early, requiring a jaw-dropping display from Gordon Hayward to secure a cushion. 14 points before the locker room at halftime.

A searing 15-point opening quarterback by Hayward was the medicine needed to get them started, and his perfect 9-on-9 production in the first half propelled him to become the fourth player in team history. since 1996-97 to show 20 or more. points in the first 24 minutes of the game without a miss.

Some of the names Hayward has joined with his jaw-dropping shooting display indicate how long it’s been since the Hornets have seen sustained success. Anthony Mason, Baron Davis, Glen Rice and Al Jefferson all appear on similar lists that Hayward jumped on board thanks to the 76ers toast.

“I saw a couple come in early,” Hayward said. “All credit goes to my teammates for finding me. We played that way where we were attacking the paint and making the right pass. I had a few easy looks so I was able to knock them down. More than anything, I thank my teammates.

There are plenty of games left. A flurry of things are sure to come over the next few months. A stalemate that engulfs most of the conference standings right now, proving the East is as tough as it has been in a while. Here are the Hornets, winners of four straight and seven of their last nine, having one of their best starts — and best overall streaks — in years and they currently can’t climb higher than seventh place.

“I keep preaching this to guys, I have to stay in the moment too,” coach James Borrego said. “We are human beings. So you’re going to drift over there at some point. But the focus must remain on the day, the present, the present moment. Without even worrying about the game (Monday) against Milwaukee, without worrying about the next game at the Spectrum Center (Friday).

“That’s how you grow and that’s how you improve. It’s hard and it’s not easy to do. Young teams, veteran tams, they want to look ahead. They want to go to the end of the season. … The wins will take care of themselves, the rankings will continue to take care of themselves if we continue to grow and improve, especially on the defensive side.

Improving their rating on this side of the ball, which has gradually improved to 26th in the league at 112.9 after being ranked dead last for most of the first three months, remains a must.

“Yeah, I think that’s our next level,” Borrego said. “I think that’s what takes us to the next level, that’s our physicality. We want to become a more physical and defensive team in the future. The offense is in place. We have to keep moving forward. before, obviously, keep growing offensively. But for us to turn and keep climbing here in the East, it’s going to come defensively. Can we get more physical?

“It’s a one-on-one defence, it’s a back-up defence. We are doing a better job on the rim recently. So limiting shots to the rim, and when it gets there, affecting their shots to the rim. And then bouncing the ball is all physical. We just have to hit people, bounce back and figure it out somehow. But you boil it down to one thing I would say – physicality.

This story was originally published January 12, 2022 11:53 p.m.

Roderick Boone joined the Observer in September 2021 to cover the Charlotte Hornets and the NBA. In his more than two decades of sports writing, he’s covered everything from a high school rodeo to a Major League Baseball no-hitter, from the Super Bowl to the Finals. The Long Island native has deep roots in North Carolina and enjoys watching “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” endlessly.
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Kai Wagner’s transfer saga continues https://ohcdphila.org/kai-wagners-transfer-saga-continues/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:05:05 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/kai-wagners-transfer-saga-continues/ It’s no secret that Union left-back Kai Wagner is keen to join a European club this month. USA Today’s Kristian Dyer reported on Monday that Wagner is attracting interest in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Super Lig (Turkey’s top league.) Could it be that the Union is on the point of losing one […]]]>

It’s no secret that Union left-back Kai Wagner is keen to join a European club this month. USA Today’s Kristian Dyer reported on Monday that Wagner is attracting interest in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Super Lig (Turkey’s top league.) Could it be that the Union is on the point of losing one of its most promising starters. of their 2022 season?

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The Kai Wagner transfer saga

Wagner has expressed his wish to leave Philadelphia since the end of the 2020 season. After helping the Union win their very first trophy, he was ready to move up to one of Europe’s top leagues. When that didn’t happen, he returned to Philly and continued to play the lights. His form in 2021 was good enough to bring him to the All-Star Game of 2021 and helped the Union make their deepest playoff run in franchise history.

His ability to play good defense and his ability to go forward and cross the ball make him a great player who could contribute to a top European club. With clubs like Premier League Watford and La Liga Espanyol interested in Wagner, it is only a matter of time before any formal offers reach Ernst Tanner’s desk. The question is, can these clubs meet the Union’s asking price for Wagner, and would losing Kai present an even bigger problem for Tanner?

Can these teams respect the Union price?

Ernst Tanner has said it himself, the European market is “dead” at the moment. What he means by that is that the market is not as good for players who come to Europe. The pandemic has hit teams hard, and aside from some of the biggest clubs in the world, paying inbound transfers is more difficult than before. For this reason, could it be that Wagner does not get his European transfer because the Union would demand a comeback which these clubs cannot afford? At present, Transfermrkt has Wagner’s value listed at $ 3.30 million; however, the last update to this review came before the end of the 2021 season.

It’s not impossible that Wagner’s value is in the $ 4 million range. Could it be that Tanner and the Union are looking for between $ 4 million and $ 5 million for the transfer of a key player to Philadelphia? This price may be too high for clubs interested in Wagner, but if someone were to pay that much, the Union would hardly refuse. With just seven weeks to go to the start of the 2022 season and some MLS teams starting the preseason this week, could it be that losing Wagner is too much to overcome?

If Kai leaves, what’s Ernst’s next move?

If that scenario happens and Wagner leaves for Europe, the Union will only have seven weeks to find a replacement for the best left-back in the team’s history. Right now there isn’t much left-back depth for Philly. Matt Real has a good faith offer to return to the Union but has not signed it. Apart from Real, the only other 2021 squad returning outside-backs are Mbaizo and Harriel. Mbaizo will be the starter on the right, but could Harriel switch sides and be the left-back starter? Union II player Sorrenson is rumored to get a first-team contract with the Union, and is he a full-fledged left-back, could this position be his? Would the Union even experiment with Flach at left-back? Has he already played and could play there at a pinch? With limited options, Tanner may need to find a starting caliber replacement to bring in and quickly.

Tanner should always receive all the trust in the world from the fans, whether or not Wagner leaves this month. He’s shown time and time again his ability to assess talent on this list and find players who will compliment it. If he has to do this to find a left-back in a hurry, then he will; if he wants to play a role with which the Union currently has, he will do so.

Whatever happens with this Kai Wagner transfer saga, the Union should always be a top team in the MLS Eastern Conference. Philly will just have to keep doing things its own way, which is a lot with limited resources.

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The real cause of the deadly Philadelphia fire is our unequal society. Let’s make it a turning point https://ohcdphila.org/the-real-cause-of-the-deadly-philadelphia-fire-is-our-unequal-society-lets-make-it-a-turning-point/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 17:58:55 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/the-real-cause-of-the-deadly-philadelphia-fire-is-our-unequal-society-lets-make-it-a-turning-point/ The blaze and its large death toll shocked not only a major American city, but the entire nation – the speed with which it spread through the building, the desperate attempts to escape by those trapped there. inside, either crammed against a locked door, or jumping far onto the sidewalk. below, the lack of basic […]]]>

The blaze and its large death toll shocked not only a major American city, but the entire nation – the speed with which it spread through the building, the desperate attempts to escape by those trapped there. inside, either crammed against a locked door, or jumping far onto the sidewalk. below, the lack of basic safety procedures that could have prevented the tragedy.

But today, almost 111 years later, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York City is not just remembered for 146 lives – many of whom were poor immigrant workers in their teens and twenties. – which were lost that Saturday afternoon of March 25, 1911. The anniversary is still marked after more than a century because it was essentially the day a nation – after a golden age economy in Booming had created an extremely unequal society, where the masses worked under dangerous conditions for long hours and low wages – finally said enough was enough.

Although 350,000 people marched through Manhattan in a funeral procession, a generation of activists did not stop lighting candles for the victims. The years immediately following the Triangle Shirtwaist fire saw a concerted push in New York State that led to 20 new fire and worker safety laws, as well as a new political spirit of reform. radical. One of the main post-Triangle Shirtwaist investigators, Frances Perkins, would eventually become Franklin Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor and tell historians that there was a straight line between the fire and New Deal social reforms – that moment that fades into American history when a belief in “a public good” energized a large section of the working class.

When shocking news broke that 12 people – including nine children – had died Wednesday in an early morning fire that swept through a three-story townhouse in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority and counting up to 26 residents, I reacted with deep sadness but also with anger.

The details that quickly emerged of both overcrowding and the lack of some basic fire safety measures were certainly shocking. But the reality is that this Fairmount fire that smothered the promising young lives of victims like 14-year-old basketball prodigy Destiny McDonald, his 16-year-old science-loving brother Quintien Tate-McDonald with his “absolute sweetness,” their mom, and nine others did not take place in a vacuum. On the contrary, it sounded like the exclamation mark of a year of dangerous life in America’s sixth largest city.

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Philadelphia’s deadliest fire in decades came just after the end of a 2021 year that saw its all-time record for homicides shattered with some 562 murders (and that may be an undercount), with far too many from victims of teens or even children who were just walking, riding or sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time. Incredibly, but with less fanfare, the same 12 months may also have brought the city record for drug overdoses, with more than twice as many deaths on the streets of Philly from this epidemic in course than gunshots. And of course, the city’s working-class blacks and brunettes – many with little to no health coverage, suffering from pre-existing conditions or tied to “essential jobs” – have accounted for a disproportionate number of more than 4,300 deaths. due to COVID-19 in Philadelphia since the pandemic arrived in March 2020.

How many needless deaths can a city tolerate before it collapses? How much longer are we going to keep bragging about the economic health of a city because of so many towering cranes building luxury apartments for the glow of wealth that a city center lives in, so that in the very shadow of these cranes, some 26 people are crammed into two apartments, because the only alternative is roaming? How much will we continue to tout Philly as an upscale tourist destination as we barely audibly whisper the rate of deep poverty that remains the highest of any major American city?

Is this unspeakable tragedy, and the loss of nine beautiful children, the moment we finally cry out – as America once did, after the Triangle Shirtwaist fire – that enough is enough, this is is finally enough?

It’s hard to say, because America is a different place than it was in 1911. Today we have the “personal responsibility complex” of right-wing politicians and radio stations so eager to talk about families. many (even if it’s not the “freedom” they always speak of?) shine through our unequal society.

The “enough is enough” moment occurs if we keep talking about what happened in Fairmount long after the candles went out yesterday, and if we push for change on three different levels. Immediately after the fire, my colleagues at The Inquirer already did an expert job exposing what you might call the “micro” level of our failures to keep residents safe. They wrote about the lack of hard-wired, tamper-evident fire extinguishers, sprinklers, fire escapes or smoke detectors in the upper unit where the victims died. And if Philadelphia doesn’t change the laws and find the dollars to change the culture around safe housing, then this city is even more dysfunctional than we thought.

Second, we need to recognize that Philadelphia, like most coastal cities in the United States, is in the throes of an affordable housing crisis. We almost never talk about the fact that 40,000 people are on a waiting list for public housing that was finally closed for most applicants eight years ago, or that PHA only responds to around 12 years. % of estimated demand for affordable housing, or agency needs. about $ 1 billion to repair the units it has. No wonder the plight of families like the two cramped inside this Fairmount townhouse remains largely unseen. No wonder it’s so easy for longtime residents to tear down much-needed new units in their neighborhoods, or continue to demand giant parking lots instead of housing density that drives down prices. .

Third, and most critical, is that we need to change our societal mindset, just as America once did at the start of the New Deal, to lift so many people out of poverty and despair. We need to take a close look at our priorities and those of our leaders – spending billions on new fighter jets or collecting interest on massive “rainy day funds” – as people live in buildings with no stairs every day. rescue.

Shame on the Republican-dominated state legislature in Harrisburg that chose last year to simply sit on the vast majority of a $ 10 billion windfall in COVID-19 relief money and tax revenue of State. He has resisted calls from advocates from groups like the Poor People’s Campaign to increase funding for the state’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and to stimulate a number of programs that would benefit low-income families and poor people. the working class by expanding childcare services and paid sick leave and by restoring the fight against poverty. cash assistance that ended in 2019.

Shame on Congress – both the solid wall of Republican opposition to anything that boosts “the public good” but also Chamber-backed Democrats like the Senses. Empowering Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema – to have allowed a child tax credit to expire after a brief, brilliant moment when monthly benefits of up to $ 300 per child cut child poverty in half in United States and showed us what is possible. And shame at the lack of state and federal support forcing Philadelphia this week to shut down its pandemic rental assistance program that has helped 39,000 families, even as COVID-19 cases peak .

But also shame on Mayor Kenney and the city’s Democratic leaders for a passive approach that too often denies that Philadelphia really is a city of overlapping crises – a state of denial that prevents the major and accelerated action needed to deal with it. them. And shame on a company – me, you, all of us – that again and again prioritizes our own convenience and thus keeps things like affordable housing or supervised injection sites, which have been shown to be able to prevent overdoses. and to save lives, beyond our limits. neighborhoods for rent.

Senator Bernie Sanders, in his failed 2020 presidential campaign, got to the heart of the matter when he asked his supporters, “Are you ready to fight for this person you don’t even know?” I’ve never known Destiny, Quintien or the others who perished in this Fairmount townhouse, but their deaths are burning me inside. There is only one way to go from there, to make January 5, 2022, the day Philadelphia said enough was enough.

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Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom” isn’t just a gay anthem. It is a hymn of pride. https://ohcdphila.org/elton-johns-philadelphia-freedom-isnt-just-a-gay-anthem-it-is-a-hymn-of-pride/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:59:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/elton-johns-philadelphia-freedom-isnt-just-a-gay-anthem-it-is-a-hymn-of-pride/ When most people think of “Philadelphia Freedom”, only one refrain comes to mind: “I love you / Yes I do!” They have a hard time remembering the rest of the lyrics, because like many Elton John songs, the lyrics are a bit slanted. He wrote the song in 1975 for Billie Jean King, drawing inspiration […]]]>

When most people think of “Philadelphia Freedom”, only one refrain comes to mind: “I love you / Yes I do!” They have a hard time remembering the rest of the lyrics, because like many Elton John songs, the lyrics are a bit slanted. He wrote the song in 1975 for Billie Jean King, drawing inspiration from his pioneering mixed tennis team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, with a melody that nodded to the great soulful Philly sounds of Gamble and Huff. But it took me decades to figure out that the song wasn’t really about tennis or Philadelphia – which is why it resonated so much more with me.

I was a 6 year old working class tomboy when I first heard “Philadelphia Freedom”. It featured prominently in the 1976 bicentennial celebration, then later in parades, sporting events, just about any occasion that called for civic pride. Yes, there are extravagant flutes, horns and strings. Yes, the man who sings about how freedom ‘brought him to a man’s knee’ wears sparkly suits, sequined hats and dazzling glasses – and calls himself Captain Fantastic. But if you noticed all of this, someone would inevitably call out to you, “What are you – gay?” “

Throughout my teenage years, the same rule applied at Queen, Culture Club, Judas Priest, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The high school was an exercise in cover-up and self-erasure. The unspoken code was “don’t ask, don’t tell”. Then came AIDS and the exit of musicians, movie stars and locked up politicians. Exiting was the opposite of pride, but at least the closet doors started to move.

After I graduated, I landed at Hampshire College, a small, experimental school in western Massachusetts that looked like a world upside down. There it was so cool to be queer that even straight kids tried it. We took courses in gender theory, queer cinema and representations of AIDS. Buses of us went to DC for the 1993 Washington Walk, where we were joined by a million leather dads, drag queens, bike dykes, teachers, farmers, parents and children. We joined AIDS activists for a “die-in” outside the White House to commemorate those lost to the government’s inaction on the pandemic. We held hands, danced and flirted with strangers. Elton was out. Billie Jean appropriated her identity. I started to hear “Philadelphia Freedom” differently, letting myself experience the song as the nod it was meant to be.


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Sixers signs national champion, coach clears COVID-19 protocols https://ohcdphila.org/sixers-signs-national-champion-coach-clears-covid-19-protocols/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 22:45:20 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/sixers-signs-national-champion-coach-clears-covid-19-protocols/ Getty Former Virginia Braxton Key player won a national championship in school in 2019. The Philadelphia 76ers are working to fill the COVID-19 holes in their roster. The team signed Braxton Key to a tough 10-day deal on Wednesday, two days after adding Philly native Charlie Brown Jr. Key will wear No.17 for the Sixers. […]]]>

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Former Virginia Braxton Key player won a national championship in school in 2019.

The Philadelphia 76ers are working to fill the COVID-19 holes in their roster. The team signed Braxton Key to a tough 10-day deal on Wednesday, two days after adding Philly native Charlie Brown Jr.

Key will wear No.17 for the Sixers. He and Brown were activated for Wednesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. Key joins the Sixers after a stint with the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League where he averaged 13.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in 15 games. The 6-foot-8 swing player led all scorers with 28 points in the Blue Coats’ 104-98 victory in the AT&T Winter Showcase Championship game. His 30 flights in total rank second in the G League this season.

Key was not drafted from Virginia in the 2020 NBA Draft after averaging 9.9 points and 7.4 rebounds as a senior. The 24-year-old won a national championship with the Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season as a key cog to the bench. Key spent his first two years of college eligibility in Alabama before a knee injury hampered him. He is the nephew of Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson.

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Doc Rivers will return at his seat on the bench tonight in Orlando after clearing COVID-19 protocols. The Sixers head coach entered NBA health and safety protocols on December 30. Assistant coach Dan Burke led the team to two wins in his absence. He pressed all the right buttons and the players have expressed their support.

“I think he deserves a lot of credit, I don’t know anyone on the team who doesn’t like him,” Furkan Korkmaz said of Burke. “It’s hard to create him as a coach because sometimes the coaches are on our butt, to be honest. And he’s a defensive coach so he’s even more so. I really believe in him. I really like him, like I said, I really like Burke.

Philadelphia has won four in a row and five of its last six. They reside in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 20-16 record. Meanwhile, Matisse Thybulle and Tyrese Maxey remain on COVID-19 protocols.


Korkmaz plays the game, records a double-double

Korkmaz is releasing one of its best games of the year. The Turkish sensation scored 24 points in a 133-113 win over Houston on Monday night. Burke made him the starting point guard with Maxey absent and the move paid off.

It was not the first time for Korkmaz who often played point in the Turkish national team. Still, it was nice to see him blossom.

“I mean, the ball is in your hands, you feel the game more, that’s my mental thing,” Korkmaz said of the point of play. “You have to be focused, but when you dribble the ball instead to just touch the ball every three or four minutes, you have the ball every time, even if you don’t shoot it, you feel the ball. “

Korkmaz also picked up 11 rebounds on Monday night to register his first career double-double. He’s had a hectic season so far averaging 8.8 points per game on 38.6% shots from the field, including 29.4% from three-pointers.

“I mean, it doesn’t mean anything because right now I just have to go,” Korkmaz said. “Keep going but of course it feels good to help the team win.”




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Fourth 2022 incentive check: payment of $ 1,400 proposed in early 2022 https://ohcdphila.org/fourth-2022-incentive-check-payment-of-1400-proposed-in-early-2022/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 02:42:43 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/fourth-2022-incentive-check-payment-of-1400-proposed-in-early-2022/ There is a Payment by stimulus check of $ 1,400 available in the United States to start the new year, but there is a specific criterion that must be followed. Do you want children? Part of the government assistance will go to a new dependent or a parent of a child born in 2021. This […]]]>

There is a Payment by stimulus check of $ 1,400 available in the United States to start the new year, but there is a specific criterion that must be followed. Do you want children? Part of the government assistance will go to a new dependent or a parent of a child born in 2021.

This $ 1,400 stimulus check is naturally a big deal and we’ll explain everything you need to know below to determine if and how you can claim that check in 2022.

Why is there another check?

All of these new economic measures are part of the new American rescue plan, which did Payments of $ 1,400 available for individuals and their dependent children.

Another stimulus payment?

Most people have already received their full payment, but those who had eligible children in 2021 can apply. Recovery rebate credit on their next tax return.

the Economic impact payments, otherwise called dunning checks, were sent during the year 2021 and they are down payments from Recovery rebate credit.

If you haven’t received the full amount you expected by December 31, you can claim the rest of the money when you submit your taxes in 2022.

Since the 2021 Economic impact payments were calculated from an individual’s 2020 or 2019 return, eligible dependents who became family members in 2021 will not have been included in the calculation or payment.

Will each state give these checks?

Each state will receive a federal budget to administer these funds, but it will be solely up to the individual state administration to decide how to spend these funds and what different benefits will be part of this plan.

Eligibility for recovery rebate credit

If you are eligible for Recovery rebate credit, you can declare the child on your 2021 income tax return, which will be completed in 2022.

Those who are entitled to additional payment via the American rescue plan will be able to make the credit arrive as part of their 2021 repayment.

To be eligible, dependents must be under 19 at the end of the year, unless they are a student or any age, but have a permanent disability. In addition, the dependent must be a child, brother, sister, foster child, half-brother, half-sister, half-brother or half-sister, or a descendant of one of them.

There are some income requirements which must be completed to receive the Recovery rebate credit payment, however, because taxpayers can receive the full amount if they have adjusted gross income of less than $ 75,000, or income of $ 150,000 and are married and jointly producing.

IRS Marked Payments

the premium payments are additional dunning checks that are sent to people who have received a dunning check based on their 2019 income tax return or information in the Social Security Administration system.

If you are a taxpayer in the United States whose income was lower in 2020 than in 2019, then you are entitled to what is called a increased payment.


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2 purple dreams and 1 packers nightmare https://ohcdphila.org/2-purple-dreams-and-1-packers-nightmare/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 18:15:59 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/2-purple-dreams-and-1-packers-nightmare/ This Sunday is possibly the most important game for the remainder of the Minnesota Vikings season. Sure, it might just be a consolation win if the Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers, but it’s about as good as it gets with Minnesota’s season nearly over. Your best bet is to try to disassociate yourself from […]]]>

This Sunday is possibly the most important game for the remainder of the Minnesota Vikings season. Sure, it might just be a consolation win if the Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers, but it’s about as good as it gets with Minnesota’s season nearly over.

Your best bet is to try to disassociate yourself from your feelings now that the Vikings have an 11% chance of making the playoffs and Kirk Cousins ​​is out with COVID. Conversely, it seems hollow to hope just to put a dent in the Packers’ impressive record if they somehow manage to upset.

That being said, live the Packers. I will become petty. Here are two dreams and one nightmare from Sunday’s division game.

Justin Jefferson continues his tear

This week will be full of moral victories at best, since that’s about all that remains. A shining star on the list right now is obviously Justin Jefferson. Jefferson already has the most yards in NFL history in his first two seasons, but can he continue?

It will be a bit more difficult with a backup quarterback thrown at him.

Jefferson has a few Viking records that he could eclipse yet again this season, and the more damage he does, the more he ends Stefon Diggs’ business case. Even Sammy White thinks Jefferson will soon break his 210-yard one-game record.

Jefferson will likely surpass Randy Moss’ career high 1,632 yards set in 2003. He’s just 181 yards behind the record with two games to go. Jefferson has an extra game to play now, but he’s been healthy and productive all year long, so he deserves every ounce of credit he gets if he keeps breaking it this year.

It’s a small victory in the grand scheme of things, but the Minnesota front office knows Jefferson is their best player. No matter what happens in the offseason, they need to build around him and the young attacker before it’s too late for a playoff run.

Vikings expose the Packers

Remember how Zimmer “fell” when the Philadelphia Eagles destroyed the Vikings in the NFC Championship in 2018? The story was really that the Eagles understood Zimmer’s defense. It’s a bit of an extreme example, but what if Zimmer was able to do the same with the Packers before the playoffs?

At this point in the season, every little victory counts. It would be a great New Year’s gift for fans if the Vikings swept the Packers this season. The best thing the Vikings can do to make a playoff impact is show other teams how to beat the Packers, and they’ve done it once before.

If the Vikings create a plan to beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers having a bad flukey game, it would ensure that they aren’t by far the strongest team heading into the playoffs. Right now, Green Bay has the best record in the NFL. It also helps that Zimmer has a pretty good record against the Packers.

Minnesota players drop front office

Anthony Barr said US Bank Stadium was a bit dead last week against the Los Angeles Rams. There wasn’t that buzz that’s usually around, which might be a sign of things to come. If the Vikings come out flat on Sunday, that will tell us that this front office and maybe a lot of key players will be elsewhere next season.

The only way a season is really disappointing is when there is no buzz until the next one. Obviously, I’ve never seen a Lombardi Trophy come to town. But generally there is hope for the next season, and it usually starts with the star players.

For people who want canned Zimmer, I can see why you might be turned on. But his players love to play for him, and it won’t be an easy transition next year as it rarely does after a change at the front office.

The game against Green Bay is the last significant game of this year. The Vikings must make a statement to close this season to have any hope of fighting next year.


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Darius Slay says Eagles assistant deserves “one of these jobs” https://ohcdphila.org/darius-slay-says-eagles-assistant-deserves-one-of-these-jobs/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 22:23:01 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/darius-slay-says-eagles-assistant-deserves-one-of-these-jobs/ Getty Eagles CB Darius Slay had two big interceptions in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. Darius Slay was already one of the best cornerbacks in football when he arrived in Philadelphia. Slay – a quadruple Pro Bowler who led the NFL in interceptions and pass breakouts in 2017 – got even better in his […]]]>

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Eagles CB Darius Slay had two big interceptions in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

Darius Slay was already one of the best cornerbacks in football when he arrived in Philadelphia. Slay – a quadruple Pro Bowler who led the NFL in interceptions and pass breakouts in 2017 – got even better in his ninth season. Credit Dennard Wilson, first-year defensive back coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Slay was in a extremely jagged mood when he met reporters on Wednesday and couldn’t help but talk about his coaching job. Wilson, a college star from Maryland, told his players to trust their eyes and anticipate the direction the quarterback is taking with football. Everything he asked Slay to do came to light on game day.

“Dennard, he’s been a great coach, man. He helped me take my game to a whole new level ”, Slay told reporters. “He never led me wrong. Not once, not yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if sooner or later he had one of those jobs.

“These jobs” include a defensive coordinator position. Slay can’t believe Wilson was never promoted to the highest level in his profession.

“I’m surprised he’s been in the league as long as he has been, 15 years old he hasn’t been DC [defensive coordinator] again, ”Slay said. “Because of the way he can plan he’s smart, because everything he told me, man – him, JG [Jonathan Gannon], and all the staff told me – it’s true on the pitch. Even with the film study that I’m doing myself, these guys got it right.

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Send Asante Samuel to the Hall of Fame

Slay interrupted his press conference scheduled for Wednesday to deliver a Advocacy for the Hall of Fame. Not for himself (although that was also brought up), but for one of the greatest cornerbacks of all time: Asante Samuel. The former Eagles big has recorded 51 interceptions in 11 seasons (157 games) while leading the NFL twice in picks and pass breaks.

Before unpacking Slay’s comments, let’s start with this: Samuel deserves a Canton bust (something I said before). His ability to gain momentum at all times was amazing to watch. He was a fixture, although his tackling skills left something to be desired. No matter. It’s a Hall of Famer.

Now Slay is openly campaigning for Samuel. I love to see it. Game recognition game.

“Not yet, but I’m working,” Slay said of his own Hall of Famer credentials, “but a guy like Asante Samuel, four-time All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowler, 51 career interceptions and over 400 tackles, and he’s not in the first round. I’m sitting here like, ‘Dang, can I even knock on the door?’ Because he’s doubling down on my choices right now and he’s been doing it for 11 years. If you can’t get in by doing that, it’s going to be hard for me to do it. We have to find a way out [to get him into the Hall of Fame]. “


Eagles look healthy for week 17

The Eagles completed another practice session to start the week. Five players were listed “DNP (did not participate) on a estimated practice report, including RB Jordan Howard (stinger), RB Miles Sanders (hand), S K’Von Wallace (hip). Sanders has already been kicked out, but Howard is a name to watch.




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Capital region chicken wing controversy exposed on Facebook https://ohcdphila.org/capital-region-chicken-wing-controversy-exposed-on-facebook/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 22:30:14 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/capital-region-chicken-wing-controversy-exposed-on-facebook/ Apparently my whole life of chicken wing fun has been just a lie, a sham, a fake. According to our Facebook page, “Big Chicken Wing” is here to get us, and we ALL are being lied to. Meet Tommy, a Chicken Wing Detective from the Capital Region Comment courtesy of Facebook / 104.5 The Team […]]]>

Apparently my whole life of chicken wing fun has been just a lie, a sham, a fake. According to our Facebook page, “Big Chicken Wing” is here to get us, and we ALL are being lied to.


Meet Tommy, a Chicken Wing Detective from the Capital Region

Comment courtesy of Facebook / 104.5 The Team / Tommy Tucker.

In a response to our article last week asking one of the basic cooking questions (dishes or drums?), Joe Hurley replied that he prefers the wings. He also adds a nifty point, saying that both must be cooked properly for true judgment to be made. Very well said, Joe.

Then Tommy Tucker responded. This is where the theory first presents itself. The wings have now been called a ‘scam’ right here on our Facebook page. He does develop this point, however, and makes a fair argument in favor of the scam theory. He explains how “Big Chicken Wing” executed the scam, presenting us with 12 “wings” in an order, when in reality, it’s just six wings split into two halves. This, in theory, then leaves us with six drums and six dishes, the two parts of the chicken wing that we debated.


Tommy didn’t, either …

However, this is not just a conspiracy theory, as Tommy Tucker sums it up in another comment:

Comment courtesy of Facebook / 104.5 The Team / Tommy Tucker.

The Tuckers have gone from the wings to the thighs and seem to be getting more for their money. This is also a wise move, as those looking for more meat for the dollar amount will likely benefit from purchasing thighs or breasts instead of wings.

I knew I was going to come to the capital region and learn a lot. Living in a new state, starting a new job, and everything that comes with adult life was going to happen to me really quickly, and it happened. This revelation, however, that “Big Chicken Wing” got us all by the wattles, is something I never could have expected.

And now we wait, and see who believes that I am writing about this seriously, and who has realized that I am purely joking. This is the real joy of writing.

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