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What the heck happened at the Wells Fargo Center? Sixers even series at 2-2

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2:00 AM
There was a common sight in both the Sixers and Celtics locker room, throughout the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center and in the media room. It was a look of "what the hell just happened?" as writers scrambled to meet deadline while coaches and players tried to decipher what took place over the 48... Read more

Video: Sixers could be overmatched

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 1:56 PM
Video: If the Celtics play like they did in Game 3, do the Sixers have any shot of beating them? Bob Cooney of the Daily News discusses with Cinesport's Noah Coslov. Read more

Expect to see more Kevin Garnett in Game 3

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 11:42 AM
Before the Boston Celtics took to the court for shootaround this morning at the Wells Fargo Center, coach Doc Rivers talked to the media about what was most concerning after their Game 2 loss to the Sixers that evened the series at 1-1. Rivers will be looking for more from his star players tonight... Read more

Video: Bob Cooney on the 76ers' Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 2:51 AM
The Philadelphia 76ers evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1 with a 82-81 victory over the Celtics in Boston. The Daily News' Bob Cooney breaks down the game with the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn. Read more

Brand, Young expect to play in Game 2

Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:38 PM
BOSTON -- Sixers forwards Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand are both expected to play in tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston. The Sixers said Brand has a strained neck that is impacting the left side of his body. He saw a chiropractor Sunday and was still sore Monday... Read more

Thad Young, Elton Brand injury updates

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 4:57 PM
BOSTON -- Thaddeus Young sat courtside after Sunday's film/shooting session at TD Garden with an ice pack wrapped around his right shin. While the team relayed to the media during the game that he had sprained his right ankle, Young cleared up the injury a bit Sunday. "I actually got kneed in the... Read more

Celtics edge 76ers to take Game 1

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 4:32 AM
Video: The Celtics came back to defeat the 76ers 92-91 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Daily News' Bob Cooney breaks down the game with The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy. Read more

Sixers and Celtics ready for their series

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
The rivalry between the 76ers and Boston Celtics used to be among the best in all of sports. Russell vs. Chamberlain. Bird vs. Erving. Malone vs. Parrish. Times have certainly changed but many remember how riveting the games between the green and white and the red, white and blue used to be. “I... Read more

Noah available for Bulls

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:12 PM
UPDATE: While it is unclear how much -- if any -- Joakim Noah will play, he is listed as "available" for the Bulls. EARLIER: Bulls center Joakim Noah will be on the court for wramups tonight to see if he is ready to return to action after missing the last two games with a sprained ankle. "He’s... Read more

Lou Williams finishes second in Sixth Man voting

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 4:26 PM
Sixers guard Lou Williams was named the runner-up for the NBA Sixth Man Award. Williams led the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game despite not starting a single game. Williams finished behind Oklahoma City's James Harden. Harden, who led all NBA reserves in scoring (16.8 ppg), came off the bench... 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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