Archive: January, 2012
The 76ers have listed center Spencer Hawes as a game-time decision for Monday’s home matchup against the Washington Wizards. In addition, rookie center Nikola Vucevic is listed as doubtful with a left knee quad strain.
Hawes has missed three consecutive games with a strained left Achilles.
Vucevic was injured with just under five minutes left in the third quarter of Saturday’s 113-92 loss at Miami.
Even a shortened NBA season is long, so in the course of 66 games, many are running together. So it’s difficult in the first month to characterize something this early as a big game, but that’s how the 76ers approached Friday’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Sixers looked like they were sleep-walking through the first half, but came on strong in the final two quarters to beat the Hawks, 90-76.
Afterwards, coach Doug Collins was talking as if the mindset was a must-win game, more so than most that take place on Jan. 20.
In addition to missing tonight’s game for the 76ers against the Atlanta Hawks, Spencer Hawes will also sit out tomorrow in Miami against the Heat.
Sixers coach Doug Collins said that the team wants to be cautious with Hawes, who is suffering from a left Achilles strain.
“He won’t play tomorrow,” Collins said in tonight’s pre-game media session.
Center Spencer Hawes said following this morning’s shootaround that he would not play in tonight’s 76ers game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. Hawes is suffering from an Achilles injury that forced him to miss Wednesday’s 108-104 overtime loss to the visiting Denver Nuggets.
“I am out tonight and hopefully another day or two and I will be back and won’t have to worry about it,” Hawes said.
When asked if he would make the trip to Miami for tomorrow’s game with the Heat, Hawes said he wasn’t sure.
Andre Iguodala has never truly captivated the fans of Philadelphia, despite possessing the type of versatile all-around game that any team would desire.
It says here that Iguodala has been held in higher esteem outside of Philadelphia during what has been a sometimes stormy eight-year career. The fact that he is among 20 finalists for the 12 spots on the U.S. Olympic team, truly shows how highly regarded he is.
It appears as if the fans are starting to warm up to Iguodala this year and vice versa.
Video: The Inquirer's Marc Narducci talks with Sixers guard Evan Turner about his recent right thigh injury and his hopes to play Wednesday against the Nuggets after missing Monday's game against the Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut is expected to face the Sixers in Monday’s 2 p.m. matchup at the Wells Fargo Center. Bogut suffered concussion-like symptoms in Thursday win over Detroit.
Under the league’s new concussion protocol, he was prohibited from playing until passing a series of tests.
According to a Bucks official, Bogut was cleared on Sunday and practiced with the team. The Bucks say they expect him to play against the Sixers.
WASHINGTON -- Doug Collins marvels over the unselfish play of Thaddeus Young. Here is a player who has his number called very rarely, but always seems to find a way to score. That is the height of efficiency.
“I ran one play for him tonight,” Collins said following Saturday's 103-90 win over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. “Sometimes I think how can I get him a shot.”
Somehow Young finds his own shot as he did in scoring 18 points in the win.
Video: Jodie Meeks tied his career-high with 26 points to lift the Sixers over the Wizards in a 120-89 victory at the Wells Fargo Center. John Mitchell of the Inquirer reports.
John Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Michael Jackson sang "Man in the Mirror" more than a quarter of a century ago, he doubtlessly didn’t think that it would be applicable to an NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Philadelphia 76ers.
But there is a huge irony here.
Last spring, the Sixers and the Pacers were the seventh and eighth seeds, respectively, in the Eastern Conference, and both were summarily dismissed by the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls.