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Archive: January, 2012

76ers' offense struggling without center Spencer Hawes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:46 PM
So how much different are these 76ers when they have center Spencer Hawes in the lineup rather than on the bench? Drastically. Sixers coach Doug Collins has been pointing out the offensive slippage of his team to the press corps. And if you take a look at some of the Sixers’ numbers as Hawes... Read more

Sixers To Face A Slumping Magic Team

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 9:22 PM
The Orlando Magic are 12-8, but have struggled recently as they head into Monday’s matchup at the Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers. Sunday’s 106-85 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers was the Magic’s fourth in the past five games. To top it off the Magic will be without point... Read more

Orlando’s Nelson Won’t Face Sixers

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 7:27 PM
An Orlando Magic official confirmed earlier reports that point guard Jameer Nelson of St. Joseph’s University and Chester High won’t play against the Sixers. Nelson, who also didn’t play in Sunday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers, is suffering from concussion-like symptoms... Read more

Opponents Not Feeling At Home Vs. Sixers

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11:41 PM
The numbers come at you so quickly, they are sometimes difficult to decipher. This season the 76ers are 10-2 at home following Saturday’s 95-74 win over the Detroit Pistons. Each of the 10 wins has been by double figures and the average margin of victory has been 21 points. Both home losses... Read more

Sixers get win, rest some key players

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:56 AM
Video: An early lead allowed the Sixers to rest some key players during their 89-72 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. John Mitchell of the Inquirer reports from the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

Sixers sign center Elson

Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:23 AM
The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson this morning to bring their roster to 14 players. “We are happy to pick up Francisco Elson, a veteran big man who can help bolster our front court,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said. Elson (7-0, 240)... Read more

Allen makes a strong impression

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:57 AM
Doug Collins often talks about players making the most of their opportunities. He says that a player is a sprained ankle away from getting minutes. In Lavoy Allen’s case, it was a strained Achilles and strained knee/quad away. Those were the injuries that kept Spencer Hawes and Nikola... Read more

Hawes, Vucevic out tonight

Monday, January 23, 2012, 11:39 AM
The 76ers are short on big men. Coach Doug Collins announced after this morning’s shootaround that centers Spencer Hawes and Nik Vucevic are out for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. In addition, Elton Brand, who would move to center, is a game-time... Read more

Were the minutes too long in Sixers rout?

Monday, January 23, 2012, 11:16 PM
This may be nit-picking, especially when the 76ers provided such a dominating performance, but was anybody else wondering why Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand were in the game so long in Monday’s 103-83 rout of the Washington Wizards? With the Sixers holding a 99-81 lead and 2:08... Read more

Battie To Start; Brand To Play

Monday, January 23, 2012, 5:18 PM
Tony Battie will start at center tonight for the 76ers with Nik Vucevic and Spencer Hawes out. Coach Doug Collins said at this morning’s shootaround that Hawes and Vucevic were ruled out of tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Wizards. Elton Brand will play... Read more
About this blog

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.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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