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Noah out in Game 5

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 8:17 PM
CHICAGO -- Bulls center Joakim Noah just walked very slowly into the locker room before tonight's Game 5. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau again repeated what he said after this morning's shootaround that Noah is a game-time decision, but it would be a shocker to see him play. Noah is on the bench in... Read more

Sixers face shorthanded Bulls in Game 4

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12:40 PM
I waited for the Bulls bus to come to the Wachovia Center this morning just to see how bad starting center Joakim Noah was getting around with the ankle he sprained on Friday. Noah was limping badly with a hard boot on the foot. A little while later coach Tom Thibodeau announced that Noah would not... Read more

Iguodala ready to play as Sixers host Bulls in Game 2 tonight

Friday, May 4, 2012, 1:48 PM
Andre Iguodala, expected to suffocate Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, pronounced himself fit and ready to go when his 76ers face the Bulls tonight in Game 3 at the Wells Fargo Center. The playoff series is even at one game each. With superstar Derrick Rose suffering a season-ending knee injury in... Read more

Iguodala talks Achilles injury

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:12 PM
Andre Iguodala was a very limited participant in the Sixers practice Thursday and says he will be ready for Friday’s Game 3 despite struggling with Achilles tendonitis. “It’s better than it was the last game,” he said. “It seems to be getting better so I can be closer... Read more

Iguodala seventh in Defensive Player of the Year vote

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6:05 PM
The Sixers' Andre Iguodala finished seventh in the voting for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The Knicks' Tyson Chandler won the award, with 311 points, including 45 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Oklahoma City’s... Read more

Video: Bob Cooney on the 76ers' Game 2 win over the Chicago Bulls

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 1:31 AM
How did the 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls so convincingly in Game 2? How much was Derrick Rose's absence felt? Daily News 76ers beat writer Bob Cooney talks about the key points from Tuesday night with Cinesport's Brian Clark. Read more

Hawes and Turner in, Allen and Meeks out of Sixers starting lineup.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM
Doug Collins wouldn't let on the past couple of days what his starting lineup would be for Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls. It was only moments ago that we found out that Spencer Hawes will be replacing Lavoy Allen as the starting center and Evan Turner will be in the backcourt instead of Jodie Meeks... Read more

Sixers staying course in facing Bulls without Derrick Rose

Monday, April 30, 2012, 3:34 PM
The question was posed to Sixers coach Doug Collins from a person with a TNT microphone, the station that used to employ Collins. But the coach didn't hide his disdain for the question. The questioner asked Collins if he had to address his team about their mindsets now that Rose is sidelined with... Read more

Sixers not changing mindset as they'll face Rose-less Bulls for rest of series

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:24 PM
The first thing Sixers coach Doug Collins talked about after the team's practice at the United Center today was how sorry he and the team felt for Bulls star Derrick Rose, whose season was lost when he tore an ACL towards the end of Chicago's Game 1, 103-91, victory. After that, the focus turned... Read more

Sixers' Lavoy Allen OK for Game 2

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:06 PM
CHICAGO — Sixers center Lavoy Allen took part in Sunday's practice session and will be fine for Game 2 despite suffering a thumb injury in Saturday's Game 1. The team said he sprained a thumb, but X-rays were negative. He was wearing a bandage after Game 1, but did not have the thumb wrapped... 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 and follow him on Twitter.

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