Archive: January, 2013
The 76ers will be looking to achieve something that hasn’t happened in nearly two months – win two games in a row.
The Sixers last had consecutive wins when they captured three straight games against Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte Nov. 25, 27 and 30th.
They get their chance tonight when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Wells Fargo Center.
Andrew Bynum continues to report progress with his injured knees and still is eyeing a return after the all-star break, but the 76ers center can’t say with certainty if that will occur.
Monday was another step in the right direction, according to Bynum. He took part in his first shootaround in the morning.
“This is the first time this season I have been at the shootaround and I have been involved a little in practice just shooting around with the guys,” Bynun said before Monday’s game with the San Antonio Spurs. "My knees feel good and I am not in any pain and it’s all good and I want to keep going.”
Coach Doug Collins couldn’t have been more candid. The 76ers had just staged an impressive comeback win, beating the Toronto Raptors, 108-101 in overtime on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center and Collins was feeling pretty good about the effort (after halftime).
From a character standpoint, it was among the most impressive wins, simply because the Sixers appeared done on a number of occasions.
They trailed 60-43 at halftime and saw the deficit grow to 19 points early in the third quarter.
Sixers guard Jason Richardson said he was feeling better after having his left knee drained with fluid on Thursday and that he will be a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup at the Wells Fargo Center against the Toronto Raptors.
“I feel good,” Richardson said after this morning’s shootaround. “I had knee swelling and got the drain out if it and I am feeling pretty good right now and we will see how it goes game time.”
Getting his knee drained is new territory for Richardson, who turns 32 on Sunday.
Jason Richardson, who had his left knee drained with fluid on Thursday, will play tonight against the Toronto Raptors.
Richardson was a game-time decision and the Sixers just announced he will be in the lineup.
It will be the usual starting lineup for the Sixers with Richardson and Jrue Holiday in the backcourt, Lavoy Allen at center and Even Turner and Thaddeus Young at forwards.
Because the news about Andrew Bynum has been discouraging for so long, reporters, when given the chance to question the 76ers' big man, tend to expect him to give answers that are more negative than positive about his knees.
I’m guilty of that myself.
Recently, though, when he has spoken unfiltered, Bynum has been indicating that he clearly feels he’s making significant progress in his efforts to get on the court.
TORONTO -- The 76ers are in a major funk, having lost five in a row and now 15-22 on the season so maybe it’s time for a desperate team to try desperate measures.
Since returning from the eight-game road trip over the holidays, all the Sixers have talked about is how tired they are.
So why not try and infuse some young legs into the lineup?
The 76ers are admittedly a tired team. Yet it’s time to stop using the tired argument that the officials are not sending them to the foul line enough.
After Tuesday’s 109-89 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Sixers coach Doug Collins was talking about fouls that aren’t being called. Actually what he didn’t say told his true opinion.
“I don’t want to talk of it because I will get fined,” he said.