Friday, December 19, 2014

Sixers host Pistons in home opener

Doug Collins is looking for his team to get off to a good start tonight, something they haven't been able to do yet this year.

Sixers host Pistons in home opener

The three wins in five road games to start the season is something Doug Collins can hang his hat on.

The beginning of games, particularly the first six minutes, is something Collins wants corrected.

In the first five games of the season, the Sixers have shot just 18-for-51 (35 percent) combined in the first six minutes of the games. Collins isn't looking it as a major problem - yet.

"I dont' know why it happens, maybe some of our starters are waiting for the bench guys to come in," he said. They'll have a chance to correct the problem tonight when they host the Pistons, who will be without starters Eric Gordon (personal) and Rodney Stuckey (groin).

Good news for the Sixers is that rookie Nikola Vucevic, who missed Wednesday's game in New Orleans with a strained back, is fit and ready to go for the Sixers.

Little bit of a buzz here at the Wells Fargo Center. Should be an interesting night.

Bob Cooney
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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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