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76ers film review: Inventing Hollis Thompson

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:18 AM
After two almost unprecedented blowout losses, the Sixers can only take solace in that Michael Carter-Williams is probably the lone future building block in the team’s current rotation. He’ll be joined by Nerlens Noel on that short list if his former AAU teammate suits up this season. The... Read more

76ers' loss to Clippers by the numbers

Monday, February 10, 2014, 3:02 AM
LOS ANGELES – Rarely do the numbers tell the whole story of any game, but in the 76ers 123-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, the numbers were simply the whole story. Here’s a little breakdown: 73: That’s how many shots the Sixers missed. 27: That’s how... Read more

Boston homecoming for Coach Brown, MCW against the Celtics tonight

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 3:49 PM
It’s a homecoming for 76ers coach Brett Brown and point guard Michael Carter-Williams tonight when the Sixers face the Boston Celtics. Brown grew up just a couple of hours up the road in South Portland, Maine; Carter-Williams in Boston. Brown also played his college basketball for Rick Pitino... Read more

Film review: Brett Brown show his stuff after timeouts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:57 AM
It should be no surprise that even early in his NBA head coaching career, Brett Brown has a firm grasp of the “ATO.” After all, he spent over a decade learning under one of the genre’s masters, Gregg Popovich. ATO is an acronym that stands for “after timeout,” and it... Read more

Film review: Michael Carter-Williams needs to be a better finisher

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 8:14 AM
At the season’s midway point, the Sixers currently sit at 13-28, the third worst winning percentage in the NBA. The team’s first half was characterized by a few thrilling victories and seemingly more blowout losses. The season’s second half could very well feature more of the latter... Read more

Video: Sixers stifled by the Heat

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:38 AM
Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center where the Sixers were handed a 101-86 loss by the Miami Heat. Get the full Sixerville experience at Read more

Film review: Carter-Williams and the side pick-and-roll

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:28 AM
In basketball, player development can be tricky to pinpoint. Sure, it’s defined as the process of improving an individual’s skill level, but what is it exactly that makes the process ultimately successful? In his first year as head coach of the Sixers, Brett Brown’s main priority... Read more

Sixers call up Dedmon

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:59 AM
Having recently waived center Daniel Orton and with forward/center Lavoy Allen nursing a calf injury that may have him out of the lineup for a bit, the 76ers were in desperate need for front-court help. They addressed that need this morning by signing 7-foot center Dewayne Dedmon to a 10-day contract... Read more

Sixers' bigs will have hands full on defensive glass

Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:31 PM
The last time the Sixers faced the Pistons, Detroit dominated the boards on their end of the court, grabbing 16 offensive rebounds compared with the Sixers' 35 defensive rebounds. Detroit enters tonight's game with the most OREBs in the NBA, a fact that is certainly aided by their lackluster shooting... Read more

Film review: James Anderson and elevator doors

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:54 AM
In many ways, the last week has been a microcosm of the Sixers’ up-and-down season thus far. The victories, such as the one in Portland on Saturday, have often come in thrilling fashion. The losses, like on Monday to Minnesota and Tuesday to Cleveland, have generally been downright ugly. Along... 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 and follow him on Twitter.

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