Sixers Come From Behind, Lose Anyway

Plus: Nucky's boardwalk cracks, a new doll has a potty mouth, Hunter Pence says let's go eat (rolls), and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Sixers Come Back, Lose Anyway. Ah, the NBA is back for Philadelphia. Last night the Sixers turned the ball over 20 times to dig themselves a hole just too big to climb out of. Andre Iguodala missed a shot with only a few seconds left to seal the team’s fate in a 107-103 loss to the Trailblazers. [The 700 Level]

Cracks in Nucky’s Boardwalk. The Boardwalk Empire facade in Atlantic City has reportedly cracked in numerous spots. Atlantic City officials say that the cracks will be fixed shortly. [Inquirer]

Okay, Crazy Bitch. Excuse me? A grandmother in Jersey and many others are questioning the appropriateness of a doll exclusive to Toys ‘R’ Us. The toy giant maintains that the doll is merely talking “baby babble,” but the rest of the country is listening to a fake baby call them bitches. No word on if Buckcherry sponsors the doll. [NBC Philadelphia]

State Law Weakens Philly’s Ban on Holding Cell Phones While Driving. The new Pennsylvania law prohibits texting while driving but allows drivers to hold a phone for things like checking email. The city banned holding a phone while driving, period. Bill Green wants to make sure Philly’s cell-phone safety regulation, not Harrisburg’s, is the standard. [FOX 29]

Hunter Pence Endorses Liscio’s Bakery. Philly’s new fan favorite has signed a three-year endorsement deal with the Glassboro bakery. Good game, let’s go eat. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

Turnpike Toll Hike. Happy holidays! Now pay PennDot an extra 10 percent on Turnpike tolls if you don’t have EZ-Pass. [Post-Gazette]