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Archive: February, 2012

Video: Parker, Spurs run past 76ers

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 9:14 AM
Tony Parker proved too much for the injury-ridden Sixers, as he scored 37 points for the Spurs and dealt Philadelphia a 100-90 loss Wednesday. Marcus Hayes of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Samantha Corrado/ Read more

Turner chosen for Rising Stars Challenge

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 2:18 PM
Evan Turner has been selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star weekend, the NBA announced. In the revised format, 18 rookies and sophomores were selected by the league's assistant coaches, and the two teams will be drafted by general managers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal... Read more

Brand in, Hawes out for Sixers

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 11:56 AM
The Sixers today announced MRIs were negative on the back and Achilles tendon of Sixers center Spencer Hawes, but he will still miss tonight's game against Tim Duncan and the Spurs. The Achilles' issue has become chronic, and the Sixers worried that a disk problem in his back was the root of it, especially... Read more

Hawes Achilles' sore, doubtful for tomorrow night

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:51 PM
The Sixers had a limited workout this morning at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but starting center Spencer Hawes was not with them. Hawes stayed off the court as his strained left Achilles' was bothering him again. After the practice the team announced that he is doubtful for tomorrow... Read more

Barkley to serve as GM for revised Rookie Challenge

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:29 PM
Sixers great and SportsWeek columnist Charles Barkley will serve as one of the general managers in the revised All-Star Rising Stars Challenge announced today by the NBA. The league's top rookies previously played against the top sophomores. Now the rookies and sophomores will be mixed with Barkley... Read more

Brackins headed to D-League

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 11:26 AM
Sixers second year forward Craig Brackins has been assigned to the NBA Development League where he'll play for the team's affiliate Maine Red Claws. This will be the fourth time Brackins will head to the D-League. Last season he went three times to the Springfield Armor, the Sixers' old affiliate... Read more

Kobe on milestone; Lakers coach suspended

Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:12 PM
Kobe Bryant needs 24 points to pass Shaquille O'Neal and move into fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. And he might have the chance to do it in Philadelphia tonight against the Sixers. "It has a great deal of significance," Bryant said of playing in Philly and potentially getting the milestone... Read more

Sixers host Lakers tonight

Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:49 AM
The Lakers have lost 8 of their 11 games on the road this season and have a somewhat mediocre record of 14-10. Still, whenever the Purple and Gold comes to town, there is a buzz among fans and players. "It's always exciting to play the Lakers," said center Spencer Hawes, a thought echoed by teammate... Read more

Sixers host Heat tonight

Friday, February 3, 2012, 1:36 PM
After the Sixers got done their shootaround this morning, coach Doug Collins was more than willing to share his ideas of how his team can compete with the Miami Heat, who will be visiting the Wells Fargo Center tonight in one of the most anticipated regular season games in a long time here. Miami... Read more

Video: Sixers overpower Bulls in statement win

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:55 AM
With Spencer Hawes and Nikola Vucevic still out of the lineup, the Sixers' bench dominated the court in a 98-82 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Bulls. Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Samantha Corrado/ Read more
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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