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Archive: December, 2008

They Remember Mo

Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY--Everybody, Kyle Korver says, knows the story of then-Portland Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks helping a nervous young girl get through the pre-game National Anthem. ''That one was on TV, everybody saw that,'' said Korver, who is celebrating today's one-year anniversary of being... Read more

Green Is Back, 'Melo Isn't

Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:00 PM
DENVER--Willie Green, who sat out the 76ers' loss in Boston Tuesday night, is back in the starting lineup tonight against the Denver Nuggets. And Theo Ratliff, who m issed the Celtics game because of the flu, is also in uniform and available to play. This is the first leg of the five-game Western... Read more

The Road Gets (Slightly) Easier

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 5:13 PM
DENVER--With the Boston Celtics out of the way, the road gets easier for the 76ers, right? Well, sort of. There is, for example, the obligatory ray of hope. In this case, it's the belief that Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony will miss a third game in succession and not face the Sixers Friday night... Read more

Dikembe Mutombo Is Lending A Ground-Breaking Hand

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 1:05 PM
BOSTON--Dikembe Mutombo is going after this harder than he has ever gone after a block or a dunk or a rebound. Much, much harder. The 7-2 free agent center who helped the 76ers reach the NBA Finals in 2000-01, and who says ''I will be in Boston or San Antonio by the end of the year,'' is trying to... Read more

Sixers get caught in a trap

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 10:56 PM
Tony DiLeo reminded the 76ers in their pregame meeting tonight that the Indiana Pacers--missing Danny Granger, Troy Murphy and Marquis Daniels--could still be dangerous. As it turned out, the Pacers weren't only dangerous, they were good enough to turn back the Sixers 95-94, handing them their first... Read more

Sixers Try To Avoid Trap

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 7:48 PM
The Indiana Pacers are here tonight to face the 76ers. Well, at least some of them are. And some of them are hospitalized in Indianapolis. Those would be Troy Murphy, Marquis Daniels and Danny Granger, all suffering from flu-like symptoms that kept them out of last night's 117-109 double overtime... Read more

Brand to miss a month

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 12:53 PM
Sixers forward Elton Brand is expected to miss a month after an MRI exam of his dislocated right shoulder revealed a fracture and a tear of the labrum. Sixers team physician Jack McPhilemy does not believe the injury will require surgery at this time. "It's unfortunate that this happened,... Read more

Brand dislocates shoulder

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 8:45 PM
Sixers forward Elton Brand suffered a dislocated right shoulder in the third quarter tonight against Milwaukee. Brand had an MRI exam after the game and was not available to the media. It certainly looks like Brand could be out of the lineup for a while. “Unbelievable," president/general... Read more

Overstating The Case?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 7:00 PM
Tony DiLeo has coached one game and directed two full practices, and this is what the 19-year veteran of the organization sees: ''It's right in the season, (so) we can't change a lot of things. We're just trying to adjust. Yes, we're putting in some new things, but we don't want to completely change... Read more

Cheeks gracious, as always

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 12:19 PM
As you would expect, Maurice Cheeks was gracious and thanked everyone associated with the 76ers organization in his first meeting with the media since he was fired Saturday. The Sixers were 9-14 at the time the move was made and Cheeks had a record of 122-147 and one playoff appearance in three-plus... 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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