Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Battie To Start; Brand To Play

Tony Battie will start at center tonight for the 76ers with Nik Vucevic and Spencer Hawes out.

Battie To Start; Brand To Play

Tony Battie will start at center tonight for the 76ers with Nik Vucevic and Spencer Hawes out.

Coach Doug Collins said at this morning’s shootaround that Hawes and Vucevic were ruled out of tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Wizards.

Elton Brand will play tonight after not taking part in the shootaround due to a stomach ailment. Brand was sent home from the shootaround to rest.

"I am feeling better," Brand said before the game.

Hawes will miss his fourth straight game with a strained left Achilles.

Vucevic suffered an injured left knee/quadriceps strain in Saturday’s 113-92 loss at Miami.

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Here are the starting lineups: Sixers - Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand, Tony Battie, Jodie Meeks, Jrue Holiday.

Wizards - Rashard Lewis, Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee, Nick Young, John Wall

 

Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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