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Archive: December, 2011

Elton Brand back with team after seeing sick son

Friday, December 30, 2011, 7:04 PM
Sixer forward Elton Brand left the team after their win in Phoenix on Wednesday night to be with his son, who was in a Los Angeles hospital after having an allergic reaction to a dairy product. Brand's son had to be rushed to the hospital, but was treated and is doing well now, Brand said. At this... Read more

Sixers visit winless Utah Jazz tonight

Friday, December 30, 2011, 3:16 PM
Game three of the five game road trip tonight when the Sixers play the Utah Jazz, losers of both of their games this season. At the morning shootaround at Energy Solutions Arena, coach Doug Collins talked of how his team is going to have to find a way to stop the inside game of the Jazz particularly... Read more

Sixers in Phoenix tonight to face Suns

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 6:34 PM
Game 2 of this grueling five-game road stretch is tonight as the Sixers, 107-103 losers at Portland on opening night Monday, look to rebound against the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is also 0-1 as they lost, 84-83, to the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Monday. Asked if the low score posted by the Suns in... Read more

Sixers lose season-opener in Portland

Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 2:25 AM
All the talk and belief that this 76ers team would benefit from returning the top 12 players from last season and not having to tinker with added personnel might turn out to be true. But in the team’s season-opener against the Trail Blazers last night it looked about as cohesive as a group of... Read more

Lou Williams approached by gunman

Monday, December 26, 2011, 9:26 PM
While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Sixers guard Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the community. Williams said he treated the man to a meal at a local fast food restaurant... Read more

Sixers open season tonight in Portland

Monday, December 26, 2011, 4:06 PM
While most casual fans around the city are greeting the beginning of the NBA season with a "who cares?" type of mentality, there does seem to be a little more enthusiasm towards the Sixers, who start tonight in Portland. Coach Doug Collins lamented how his team might just have the hardest beginning... Read more

Daily News' Sixers, NBA predictions

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 8:13 AM
Here are our predictions for the Sixers and the NBA in the shortened 2011-12 season, which begins on Christmas Day. BOB COONEY Sixers record: 39-27 Sixers’ playoff seed: 4 Eastern Conference final four: Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Sixers Western Conference final four: Oklahoma City, Dallas... Read more

Sixers exhibition Friday, hit Palestra on Sunday

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6:39 PM
Ready or not, the preseason is upon the Sixers. Friday night they will play in Washington against the Wizards. Coach Doug Collins said that none of his players will play more than 24 minutes - as least that's the hope - and that he will be looking to see how certain players can blend together on the... Read more

Sixers nearly done quick training camp

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 9:29 PM
There's a lot of sore legs trudging through the Saint Joseph's campus, all of them belonging to the 76ers as they wind down their abbreviated training camp. Wednesday there will be a three-hour workout at Hagan Arena before the team breaks camp. The first of two preseason games will be at Washington... Read more

Day 4 of training camp a success for Sixers

Monday, December 12, 2011, 8:32 PM
When point guard Jrue Holiday had to sit out Sunday night's practice due to a strained left Achilles', it threw the whole scrimmaging session out of kilter. Evan Turner was forced to handle the ball a little bit more; some players had to slide over to another position or occupy an unfamiliar spot... 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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