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Archive: February, 2012

Hawes probably out until after All-Star break

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 6:28 PM
Sixers president Rod Thorn and coach Doug Collins said that starting center Spencer Hawes is seeking a second opinion on his strained left Achilles' and will probably remain out of the lineup until after the February 26th All-Star game. The Sixers first game after that will be on Tuesday, February... Read more

Meeks misses out on 3-point contest

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:50 PM
ORLANDO -- The field for the NBA's 3-point shooting contest has been set, and the Sixers' Jodie Meeks is not among the participants. James Jones, of the Miami Heat, will defend his title against All-Stars Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ryan Anderson... Read more

Sixers face Magic tonight in Orlando

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:28 PM
The last time the Sixers and Orlando faced each other on January 30 at the Wells Fargo Center, the Magic were without point guard Jameer Nelson and shooter Jason Rhichardson due to injury. The Sixers limited the Magic's offense that night 33.3 percent shooting in the 74-69 win, a game in which the... Read more

Sixers refuse to turn ball over

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:46 PM
On Monday night in Charlotte, the 76ers had played a full half of basketball plus another two-plus minutes into the third quarter before it happened. While handling the ball along the right side of the offensive end of the court, point guard Jrue Holliday was stripped by Bobcat guard Reggie Williams... Read more

Meeks wants in for 3-point contest

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:44 PM
The NBA has not announced who the contestants will be in the three-point contest, but Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has his hand raised, if they’re looking for people. “I’ve never really practiced (shooting) off the rack, so I’d have to practice that,” he said. “I’m... Read more

Video: Williams shining; Turner problem?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 9:44 AM
Video: Has Lou Williams been the most impressive sixth man in the NBA? Is something wrong with Evan Turner? Bob Cooney of the Daily News provides some insight. Read more

Collins and Turner discuss players' lack of playing time

Monday, February 13, 2012, 7:09 PM
Do you think a professional athlete is ever happy when his playing time has been trimmed? You don’t become an athlete at that level without having a fierce competitive nature. Evan Turner, the 76ers second year swingman, is sort of in that position now. Heading into last night’s game against... Read more

While minutes lessen, Sixers Turner remains patient

Monday, February 13, 2012, 12:41 PM
Evan Turner is no different than any other player in the NBA, or any kid playing basketball at any level of competition. Anyone who is playing the game wants to be on the court for as many minutes as possible. Problem is, there just haven't been many minutes for Turner lately as coach Doug Collins... Read more

Clippers visit the Sixers tonight

Friday, February 10, 2012, 2:16 PM
The Sixers are one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season. The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the most exciting. With power forward Blake Griffin throwing down monstrous dunks and Chris Paul, one of the premier players in all the league, running the point, the Clippers have bolted to a 15-8... Read more

Sixers Andre Iguodala named to All-Star team

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:17 PM
Doug Collins can sleep now. The 76ers coach admitted on Thursday that he woke up that morning a 4, worried about whether one of his players would make the All-Star game, which is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Orlando. The reserves for the Eastern and Western Conferences were announced tonight on TNT and... Read more
About this blog
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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