Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Green Is Back, 'Melo Isn't

Willie Green is back in the 76ers starting lineup tonight, but Carmelo Anthony is missing his third straight game.

Green Is Back, 'Melo Isn't

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 swing that continues Monday night against the Utah Jazz, then moves to Los Angeles (the Clippers) New Year's Eve. The trip concludes with games in Dallas Jan. 2 and San Antonio Jan. 3.

The Nuggets, even without Anthony, won't easy. At 18-11, they need a victory to match the second best record after 30 games in franchise history. The Sixers, meanwhile, are 3-2 under Tony DiLeo.

Something to watch: The Sixers 0-for-19 on three-point attempts in the last two games.

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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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