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Archive: April, 2012

Sixers shorthanded tonight against Bucks, resting players for playoffs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 1:43 PM
The playoff spot is clinched (though the opponent is still undetermined) so coach Doug Collins has decided to give some of his regulars a rest. Tonight's game in Milwaukee and tomorrow's season finale pretty much have no meaning for the Sixers so Thaddeus Young, Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand stayed... Read more

Sixers add D-League callup

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:43 PM
The Sixers signed guard Xavier Silas for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Silas was previously a member of the Sixers NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, and becomes the 59th player called up this season from the D-League. Silas (6-5, 205) was not selected in the 2011 draft... Read more

Sixers coach Collins fined by NBA

Monday, April 23, 2012, 5:03 PM
The NBA announced yesterday that it had fined Sixers coach Doug Collins $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official after the team's 109-106 overtime win in Indiana on Saturday. Collins' abuse was aimed at official Zach Zarba, whom Collins felt missed a couple of foul calls late in that game, most noticably... Read more

Sixers look to clinch playoffs tonight at New Jersey

Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:08 PM
There were so many positives that came out of the Sixers 109-106 overtime win in Indiana on Saturday, snapping the Pacers' 7-game winning streak: *The team made big shots down the stretch in overtime to win a close game. Before Saturday, the Sixers were 3-19 in games decided by 7 points or less.... Read more

Updating Sixers' playoff scenarios

Monday, April 23, 2012, 8:20 AM
The Sixers can clinch a playoff berth with a win Monday night at New Jersey or a Milwaukee loss at home to Toronto. They currently sit in the eighth seed, which would mean a first-round matchup with the Chicago Bulls if the playoffs started today. The Sixers are a half-game behind the New York Knicks... Read more

NBA commissioner David Stern impressed with Sixers owners

Friday, April 20, 2012, 4:59 PM
When David Stern looks at the Sixers in their first year under new ownership, he sees a "great situation," he said yesterday during an Associated Press Sports Editors meeting. "What a league looks for with ownership is right from central casting," the NBA commissioner said during the APSE commissioners... Read more

Milwaukee loses again, Sixers close to playoff berth

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:53 PM
It's getting close to the point of not wondering if the Sixers are going to make the playoffs, but who are they going to face. The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, 118-109, its third-straight loss and dropping them to three full games behind the Sixers for the eighth and final... Read more

Video: Sixers Wrap up Roller Coaster Season

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:23 PM
Video: Can the 76ers finish the NBA season strong? CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Daily News' Bob Cooney discuss this and if Philadelphia will play the Bulls or the Heat in the playoffs. Read more

Looking at Sixers' stretch run

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 11:35 AM
With their loss Tuesday night, the Sixers’ hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is down to a game-and-a-half. They also sit only a game behind the Knicks for the seventh spot. However, with the way they are playing, the ability to hand on to the final spot seems... Read more

Video: 76ers' slide continues with loss to Pacers

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 1:02 AM
The 76ers fell to the Indiana Pacers, 102-97, in their home regular season finale at the Wells Fargo Center. Doug Collins discusses the game and Bob Cooney of the Daily News reviews the Sixers' seventh loss in nine games. 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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