Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In: Vucevic and Meeks. Out: Hawes and Turner.

In: Vucevic and Meeks. Out: Hawes and Turner.

NEWARK - About 45 minutes before the 76ers were set to play a crucial game against the New Jersey Nets Tuesday at the Prudential Center, Sixers coach Doug Collins announced that he was removing guard Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes from the starting lineup and replacing them with Jodie Meeks and rookie Nik Vucevic, respectively.

“We are going to change the lineup. As I said before that lineup has not been playing well together and it’s not anybody’s fault,” Collins said. “When I changed it before, Jodie had not done anything. But we had lost some games and I changed it to see how it was going to work. I said after the Orlando game that if I didn’t like what I was seeing I was going to just make some changes.

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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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