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Archive: April, 2009

Howard: I didn't intend to hurt anyone

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 12:06 PM
UPDATED: The NBA has suspended Orlando center Dwight Howard for Thursday's Game 6 against the Sixers for an elbow to the head of Samuel Dalembert. The suspension is without pay. Howard, the Magic center, hit Dalembert, the Sixers center, with 9:15 remaining in the first period of Orlando’s... Read more

Sixers' Young responds to Orlando strategy

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 1:50 PM
Marcus Hayes reporting in Orlando ... Second-year Sixers forward Thaddeus Young might have taken offense to the Magic’s stated strategy on the final play Sunday night. With just under 15 seconds to play in the tied game, Rashard Lewis, guarded by Young, set a screen near the top of the key... Read more

Magic's Howard to have eye examined

Monday, April 20, 2009, 4:32 PM
Marcus Hayes reporting ... ORLANDO – Magic center Dwight Howard said he will visit an eye doctor later today to examine his right eye but he doesn’t expect his vision issues to cost him any game or practice time. Howard was slapped across both eyes by Samuel Dalembert on Sunday in Game... Read more

No Ray Allen vs. Sixers tonight

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:40 PM
The Boston Celtics will be without Ray Allen tonight against the 76ers. Allen was suspended by the NBA for one game without pay for elbowing Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao in the groin Sunday. The incident occurred with 5:05 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics' 107-76 loss... Read more

Sixers' Young to return tonight

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 12:05 PM
Marcus Hayes reporting ... The sprained ankle was stiff, and the bruised bone in the foot was sore, but both were manageable. So, explosive forward Thaddeus Young will return to the court tonight for the Sixers when they host Boston in the home finale. Young missed the last seven games with those... Read more

Miller suffers hand injury

Friday, April 3, 2009, 5:20 PM
Sixers guard Andre Miller suffered a right hand contusion and sprain during the game against Milwaukee on Thursday night. He is expected to play tomorrow against the Detroit Pistons. X-rays taken on his hand this afternoon were negative. Miller was examined by team orthopedist and medical director... Read more

Sixers' Young to miss 2-3 weeks

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 1:07 PM
The right ankle injury 76ers forward Thaddeus Young sustained in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s victory over the Atlanta Hawks is severe enough to keep him out 2 to 3 weeks, the Sixers said. Young’s ankle bent at a grotesque angle when he went up to block a shot by the Hawks’... 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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