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Sixers and Bulls set to face off in Game 6 tonight

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11:40 AM
The Sixers had a chance to close out their first round series with the Bulls on Tuesday night in Chicago, but the wrestling match that was the fifth game of the series went to the Bulls by the paltry score of 77-69. Tonight at the Wells Fargo Center the Sixers will again try to close out the series... Read more

Video: Bob Cooney on the 76ers' Game 5 loss to the Chicago Bulls

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 3:14 AM
The 76ers could not wrap up their first-round series with the Bulls in Game 5, falling 77-69 at the United Center in Chicago. CineSport's Brian Clark and Bob Cooney of the Daily News discuss the loss. Read more

76ers-Bulls Game 6 to tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1:03 AM
The Sixers will host Game 6 of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center. All three teams with clinching possibilities in the NBA on Tuesday failed to win their series in Game 5, so three games are on tap Thursday. Sixers-Bulls opens the evening... Read more

Noah out in Game 5

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 8:17 PM
CHICAGO -- Bulls center Joakim Noah just walked very slowly into the locker room before tonight's Game 5. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau again repeated what he said after this morning's shootaround that Noah is a game-time decision, but it would be a shocker to see him play. Noah is on the bench in... Read more

Sixers face shorthanded Bulls in Game 4

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12:40 PM
I waited for the Bulls bus to come to the Wachovia Center this morning just to see how bad starting center Joakim Noah was getting around with the ankle he sprained on Friday. Noah was limping badly with a hard boot on the foot. A little while later coach Tom Thibodeau announced that Noah would not... Read more

Iguodala ready to play as Sixers host Bulls in Game 2 tonight

Friday, May 4, 2012, 1:48 PM
Andre Iguodala, expected to suffocate Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, pronounced himself fit and ready to go when his 76ers face the Bulls tonight in Game 3 at the Wells Fargo Center. The playoff series is even at one game each. With superstar Derrick Rose suffering a season-ending knee injury in... Read more

Iguodala talks Achilles injury

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:12 PM
Andre Iguodala was a very limited participant in the Sixers practice Thursday and says he will be ready for Friday’s Game 3 despite struggling with Achilles tendonitis. “It’s better than it was the last game,” he said. “It seems to be getting better so I can be closer... Read more

Iguodala seventh in Defensive Player of the Year vote

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6:05 PM
The Sixers' Andre Iguodala finished seventh in the voting for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The Knicks' Tyson Chandler won the award, with 311 points, including 45 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Oklahoma City’s... Read more

Video: Bob Cooney on the 76ers' Game 2 win over the Chicago Bulls

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 1:31 AM
How did the 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls so convincingly in Game 2? How much was Derrick Rose's absence felt? Daily News 76ers beat writer Bob Cooney talks about the key points from Tuesday night with Cinesport's Brian Clark. Read more

Hawes and Turner in, Allen and Meeks out of Sixers starting lineup.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM
Doug Collins wouldn't let on the past couple of days what his starting lineup would be for Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls. It was only moments ago that we found out that Spencer Hawes will be replacing Lavoy Allen as the starting center and Evan Turner will be in the backcourt instead of Jodie Meeks... Read more
About this blog
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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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