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Archive: January, 2012

Sixers short on big men

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:45 PM
The 76ers entered the season already a little thin at the center position, and things have gotten even skinnier. After a very encouraging start to the season, starting center Spencer Hawes has been hindered by back and Achilles’ problems. He missed his third straight game on Saturday in Miami... Read more

Sixers face Atlanta Hawks tonight

Friday, January 20, 2012, 3:42 PM
The Sixers lost their first home game on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets and tonight they'll look to rebound against the Atlanta Hawks, winners of four-straight. Starting center Spencer Hawes will miss his second straight game due to a strained Achilles'. His spot in the lineup will be... Read more

Sixers have talk, trying to halt one-game 'skid'

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 3:01 PM
The Sixers were scheduled to practice at 11 a.m. this morning at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but the gym was quiet until about noon. That's because they team met for that amount of time to talk about the problems that happened during Wednesday's 108-104 overtime loss to the Denver... Read more

Sixers' bench among league's best

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 2:41 PM
How impressive has the Sixers' bench been during their 10-4 start? A few facts, courtesy of the league's media newsletter that came out today: * The Sixers are the only team in the league to have their leading scorer come off the bench -- Lou Williams at 15.7 points per game. * Three of the Sixers'... Read more

Hawes "probably not" playing tonight against Nuggets

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6:17 PM
In his pre game meeting with the media, Sixers coach Doug Collins said that starting center Spencer Hawes would "probably not" play tonight when the team hosts the Denver Nuggets. Hawes had been battling a back problem, but that seemed to get much better earlier in the week. Then on Tuesday he showed... Read more

Turner a go, Hawes iffy as Sixers host Denver tonight

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 12:52 PM
As the Sixers finished their shootaround this morning at the Wells Fargo Center, most players made their way to the locker room, got dressed and headed home to prepare for tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets. Evan Turner was not one of them, however. Turner, who missed Monday's win due to a... Read more

Injury bug starting to hit Sixers

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 4:24 PM
The injuries are starting to pile up a little bit for the 76ers. Today at the team’s practice at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, coach Doug Collins brought in a yoga expert so his club could work out some of the kinks it has collected during the blitz of an early season that has... Read more

Turner, Hawes injury updates

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1:27 PM
Sixers guard Evan Turner is hoping to return to the lineup for tomorrow night's game against Denver. Turner was a late scratch for Monday's game against Milwaukee with a right thigh bruise. He was injured in the second quarter Saturday against Washington, left the game but later returned. He did... Read more

Video: Sixers stay undefeated at home

Monday, January 16, 2012, 9:19 PM
As bench play continues to propel the Sixers, Tony Battie and Andres Nocioni stepped up in a 94-82 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in a Martin Luther King Day matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. John Smallwood of the Daily News reports. Read more

Evan Turner out against Bucks today

Monday, January 16, 2012, 2:04 PM
About an hour and a half before today's game with the Milwaukee Bucks, Sixers forward Evan Turner made his way to the court for pregame warmups. I asked him how his thigh was, as he took a knee to it on Saturday in Washington. "Gonna find out now," he said. Apparently it wasn't good as Turner was... 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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