Thursday, December 18, 2014

Video: Williams on broken jaw

Tonight against the Boston Celtics, the 76ers will start a lineup of rookie Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Jason Smith, and Samuel Dalembert.

Video: Williams on broken jaw

Tonight against the Boston Celtics, the 76ers will start a lineup of rookie Jrue Holiday, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Jason Smith, and Samuel Dalembert.

Holiday is starting for point guard Lou Williams, out indefinitely with a broken jaw. Smith is starting for power forward Elton Brand, who is sitting tonight because of a sore, tight right hamstring. Brand sat the final 16 minutes, 14 seconds of last night's 108-107 loss to the Washington Wizards. Brand was listed as a game-time decision as well as day-to-day. No change in his status (except, obviously, the game-time decision has been made).

Just left the Sixers locker room where we spoke to Williams. I posted the video of Lou in the Deep Sixer video player below on the right. Williams talks about when the injury happened, how he played through it, how he couldn't sleep last night, and how he went in to see the trainer today hoping for something to numb the pain. If you have a minute, check it out. Also, most of this info is up on Twitter within seconds of knowing it. Click here if you want to follow: Deep Sixer.

Game starts in about 45 minutes.

--Kate

About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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