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Sixers host Pistons in home opener

Friday, January 6, 2012, 6:09 PM
The three wins in five road games to start the season is something Doug Collins can hang his hat on. The beginning of games, particularly the first six minutes, is something Collins wants corrected. In the first five games of the season, the Sixers have shot just 18-for-51 (35 percent) combined in... Read more

Sixers home opener tonight against Detroit

Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:00 PM
It's been quite a while since the city has had a buzz like the one felt around here today for the Sixers home opener. In recent years past, the home opener produced maybe a slight hum for the local pro team, as a mediocre season was always expected and usually delivered. But there's something different... Read more

Sixers injury updates

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 4:54 PM
With the long-awaited and much-anticipated home opener on tap for Friday night against Detroit, the Sixers are dealing with two injuries after the first five games. Forward Thaddeus Young sprained two fingers on his non-shooting hand during Wednesday's win over New Orleans. Coach Doug Collins said... Read more

Sixers defeat Hornets in come-from-behind win

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 11:38 PM
Youth served the Sixers well last night as guards Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner led them to a come-from-behind 101-93 win over the New Orleans Hornets. The Sixers improved to 3-2, ending their five-game road trip to open the season. Their home-opener will be Friday night against the Detroit Pistons... Read more

Rookie Vucevic misses New Orleans game with bad back

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 8:20 PM
On a day when the 76ers traded big man Marreese Speights, they lost another for Wednesday's game at the New Oleans Hornets. Rookie Nikola Vucevic was a late scratch when he strained his back in warmups. Vucevic was out on the court doing his normal workout with teammates and assistant coaches about... Read more

Sixers deal Marreese Speights

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 11:10 AM
UPDATED: The three-team trade is official. Here are reactions from those involved: Marreese Speights: "I feel real good about it. I got a fresh start so just get back on the ground and be prepared to play. I know they’re (Memphis) a lot like us. They have a good coach in coach (Lionel) Hollins... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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