Update: Tonight against the Hornets the Sixers will be without center Spencer Hawes, who tweaked his back during pre-game warmups. In place of Hawes, Doug Collins will start Marreese Speights. This back injury is supposed to be different than the back injury that kept Hawes out for two weeks of preseason.
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