Saturday, December 27, 2014

Brand, Young expect to play in Game 2

BOSTON -- Sixers forwards Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand are both expected to play in tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston.

Brand, Young expect to play in Game 2

BOSTON -- Sixers forwards Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand are both expected to play in tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston.

The Sixers said Brand has a strained neck that is impacting the left side of his body. He saw a chiropractor Sunday and was still sore Monday during the team's light shootaround. Brand said the neck has been bothering him for about a week.

Brand played only a bit over 15 minutes on Saturday, partially due to the injury, partially due to the effectiveness of Lavoy Allen, who scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in just under 20 minutes.

The Sixers said during Saturday's game that Young injured his right ankle, but Young told reporters Sunday that he rolled the ankle after getting kneed in the shin. Young had the shin iced this morning.

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Young missed a little time in the second quarter due to the injury and didn’t play at all in the third quarter, but was able to return throughout the fourth.

The Celtics lead the series, 1-0.

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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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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