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Film review: How Michael Carter-Williams beats the blitz

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:09 PM
Of all of Brett Brown’s objectives heading into the season, developing Michael Carter-Williams into a starting-caliber NBA point guard was probably most important. A rebuilding team’s rookie lottery pick is generally going to receive every opportunity to improve, no matter how much he struggles... Read more

Some keys for the Sixers vs the Bucks

Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:15 PM
Losers of six in a row, the 2-8 Milwaukee Bucks invade the Wells Fargo Center tonight for a meeting with the 5-8 Sixers, who will once again be without starting forward Thaddeus Young, who is not with the team due to personal reasons. Here’s a look at some of the keys for the Sixers: ... Read more

Film review: How MCW can improve on the pick-and-roll

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:54 AM
With the Sixers now 13 games into the 2013-14 season, we can start to see trends forming, of both an individual and a team nature. Some, like Spencer Hawes’ new-found emphasis on taking above-the-break three-pointers and Evan Turner’s attacking mindset, have been positive. On the other... Read more

Keys to Sixers' win over the Raptors

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:48 PM
The Sixers return home tonight against the Toronto Raptors after dropping all three games on a recent road trip. After a 3-0 start they have now lost seven of their last nine games. That is the bad news, the good news is that it appears after missing the past four games point guard Michael Carter-Williams... Read more

Film review: How Brett Brown brings some Spurs to the Sixers

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:38 AM
On Monday, as the Sixers were in the process of getting completely out-executed by the masters of execution, the San Antonio Spurs, former Spur Malik Rose offered a silver lining from the broadcast booth. “It’s been a clinic on the offensive end for the Spurs,” Rose said. “But... Read more

5 keys for Sixers tonight

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:05 PM
Somehow the Sixers are going to have to let go of the disappointing performance they feel they gave when facing the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and gear it up for another Western Conference power, the Houston Rockets. Here’s a look at some keys to tonight’s game for the Sixers. * Limit... Read more

Keys to Sixers' victory over Coach Brown's mentor, ex-team

Monday, November 11, 2013, 2:30 PM
A big night at the Wells Fargo Center for Sixers coach Brett Brown as he goes against his NBA mentor and the team with which he was a part of 5 championships with – Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. The Sixers are coming of a double-overtime loss in Cleveland on Saturday while the Spurs... Read more

What Sixers need to do to beat Cavs

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:55 PM
Andrew Bynum and the Cleveland Cavaliers will match up against the Sixers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Whether or not Bynum plays will be one of the big stories. The two teams meet again tomorrow night in Cleveland and Bynum can’t play back-to-back games, yet. His choice may be to wait... Read more

Film review: How Spencer Hawes has spaced the floor

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 2:54 PM
After the Sixers jumped out to a surprising 3-0 start, point guard Michael Carter-Williams deservedly received much of the publicity. The rookie introduced his tantalizing skill set to the NBA by leading the Sixers to wins over two title contenders, the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. Yet the Sixers... Read more

Keys to Sixers' game tonight

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 1:06 PM
The Sixers will look for their fourth win in five games tonight when they host the winless Washington Wizards (0-3). The Sixers have already beaten Washington once, taking a 109-102 decision on Friday at the Verizon Center. The Wizards were without center Nene that game, but he could be back in the... 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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