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NBA: San Antonio 111, Dallas 86

DALLAS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Tony Parker scored 21 points and Manu Ginobili supplied 20 more Sunday in the San Antonio Spurs' comfortable 111-86 victory over struggling Dallas.

NBA: Dallas 92, Detroit 77

DALLAS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- O.J. Mayo pumped in 27 points for Dallas Saturday and the Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 92-77 cruise over Detroit.

NBA: Dallas 99, Los Angeles Lakers 91

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Darren Collision scored 17 points and O.J. Mayo had 12 Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 99-91 opening-night win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Philadelphia 82, Boston 75

PHILADELPHIA, May 23 (UPI) -- Jrue Holiday had 20 points Wednesday and helped a stingy Philadelphia defensive effort in an 82-75 win over Boston that stretched their series to the limit.

NBA: Boston 101, Philadelphia 85

BOSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Brandon Bass sparked a Boston rally with 18 third-quarter points Monday and the Celtics downed Philadelphia 101-85 to grab a 3-2 playoff series lead.

NBA: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Chicago's Derrick Rose scored 23 points but was lost for the post-season with an injury Saturday in the Bulls' 103-91 playoff-opening victory over Philadelphia.

NBA: Philadelphia 105, New Jersey 87

NEWARK, N.J., April 23 (UPI) -- Elton Brand, Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young each scored 15 points Monday and the Philadelphia 76ers beat New Jersey 105-87 to secure a post-season berth.

NBA: Philadelphia 109, Indiana 106 (OT)

INDIANAPOLIS, April 21 (UPI) -- Jrue Holiday's 11-foot running jumper with 31.8 seconds left in overtime put Philadelphia ahead and the 76ers went on to 109-106 win over Indiana.

NBA: Philadelphia 103, Cleveland 87

CLEVELAND, April 18 (UPI) -- Jrue Holliday scored 24 points Wednesday and moved the Philadelphia 76ers closer to a spot in the playoffs with a 103-87 decision over Cleveland.

NBA: Philadelphia 93, Toronto 75

TORONTO, April 11 (UPI) -- Thaddeus Young scored 17 points off the bench Wednesday, helping Philadelphia pull away from Toronto in the fourth period for a 93-75 win.

NBA: Toronto 99, Philadelphia 78

PHILADELPHIA, April 4 (UPI) -- Andrea Bargnani led the way with 24 points Wednesday and the Toronto Raptors limited Philadelphia to 22 second-half points in downing the 76ers 99-78.

NBA: Philadelphia 95, Atlanta 90

PHILADELPHIA, March 31 (UPI) -- Elton Brand pumped in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday, propelling the Philadelphia 76ers past Atlanta 95-90.

NBA: San Antonio 93, Philadelphia 76

SAN ANTONIO, March 25 (UPI) -- San Antonio's DaJuan Blair scored 19 points Sunday to help the Spurs down Philadelphia 93-76 while playing their third game in three nights.

NBA: Philadelphia 99, Boston 86

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 (UPI) -- Elton Brand had 20 points and led a Philadelphia 76ers rally Friday in a 99-86 decision over Boston that gave Coach Doug Collins his 400th NBA victory.

NBA: Philadelphia 105, Charlotte 80

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19 (UPI) -- Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday each scored 20 points for Philadelphia Monday and 76ers broke a three-game skid with a 105-80 win over Charlotte.
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CHI99070101 - 01 JULY 1999 - DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS; USA: Elton Brand(C), the Chicago Bulls' number one draft pick and number one overall pick in the NBA is joined by Ron Artest and Michael Ruffin, who was selected in the second round. The newest Bulls(L-R) Ron Artest, F, St. John's 6-6 244; Elton Brand, F, Duke, 6-8, 275; and Michael Ruffin, F, Tulsa, 6-8 1/2, 246. raf/ Ray Foli UPI
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Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Cortlandt Manor, New York) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the 1st overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, selected by the Chicago Bulls.

At the age of thirteen, Brand enrolled in Peekskill High School, where he was immediately added to the varsity basketball roster. He averaged 40 points and 20 rebounds per game, played AAU basketball with future NBA players Lamar Odom and Ron Artest, and by his senior year he was consistently ranked among the top high school basketball players in the country and was selected as New York State Mr. Basketball. At the same time, he became something of a cult hero in Peekskill, helping his team win two state championships while demonstrating a humble calm and an articulate intelligence. The former Governor of New York, fellow Peekskill native George Pataki, was once asked about being the town's favorite son, and he answered that Peekskill's favorite son was not the Governor but Elton Brand. Recruited heavily after his successful high school career, Brand decided to enroll at Duke University alongside a cluster of other high school stars, including Shane Battier.

As a sophomore, Brand was the dominant inside presence for a Duke team that is widely regarded as one of the most talented teams in recent NCAA history. After leading the Blue Devils to the championship game of the Final Four—where they were upset by the University of Connecticut—Brand was named the consensus National Player of the Year. He subsequently decided to leave Duke after his sophomore season and apply for the NBA draft, where he was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick. Brand, along with William Avery and future teammate Corey Maggette, was one of the first players in Duke basketball history to leave school early for the NBA Draft. All three entered the 1999 NBA Draft instead of returning to Duke.

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