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MCW out of hospital (Updated)

Monday, December 9, 2013, 11:21 AM
76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams was out of the hospital and at the team's shootaround this morning as they prepared for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He did not participate in any drills and it appears doubtful that he will play tonight. MCW was in the hospital the past... Read more

Film Review: Pet plays for Turner, Hawes and Anderson

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9:20 AM
A few weeks ago, we detailed how Brett Brown has brought elements of the Spurs’ motion offense to Philadelphia. The three main actions — Strong, Weak, and Loop —comprise the Sixers’ base half-court offense. For myriad reasons, teams can’t run only three offensive plays... Read more

Keys to Sixers-Pistons

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:18 PM
The free falling Sixers (6-11) visit the 6-10 Detroit Pistons today at the Palace of Auburn Hills in a game that certainly won’t get much attention in the Delaware Valley until the Eagles and Cardinals get done their football game. Here’s a look at some of the keys for the Sixers against... Read more

Keys for the Sixers vs. Pelicans

Friday, November 29, 2013, 2:30 PM
The Sixers play the New Orleans Pelicans tonight and for the first time in many games may have a full roster with which to play. Spencer Hawes, who has missed the past two games with a tweaked left knee, said at shootaround this morning that his knee feels good and he hopes to be able to play. Tony... Read more

Film review: How Michael Carter-Williams beats the blitz

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:09 PM
Of all of Brett Brown’s objectives heading into the season, developing Michael Carter-Williams into a starting-caliber NBA point guard was probably most important. A rebuilding team’s rookie lottery pick is generally going to receive every opportunity to improve, no matter how much he struggles... Read more

Some keys for the Sixers vs the Bucks

Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:15 PM
Losers of six in a row, the 2-8 Milwaukee Bucks invade the Wells Fargo Center tonight for a meeting with the 5-8 Sixers, who will once again be without starting forward Thaddeus Young, who is not with the team due to personal reasons. Here’s a look at some of the keys for the Sixers: ... Read more

Film review: How MCW can improve on the pick-and-roll

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:54 AM
With the Sixers now 13 games into the 2013-14 season, we can start to see trends forming, of both an individual and a team nature. Some, like Spencer Hawes’ new-found emphasis on taking above-the-break three-pointers and Evan Turner’s attacking mindset, have been positive. On the other... Read more

Keys to Sixers' win over the Raptors

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:48 PM
The Sixers return home tonight against the Toronto Raptors after dropping all three games on a recent road trip. After a 3-0 start they have now lost seven of their last nine games. That is the bad news, the good news is that it appears after missing the past four games point guard Michael Carter-Williams... Read more

Film review: How Brett Brown brings some Spurs to the Sixers

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:38 AM
On Monday, as the Sixers were in the process of getting completely out-executed by the masters of execution, the San Antonio Spurs, former Spur Malik Rose offered a silver lining from the broadcast booth. “It’s been a clinic on the offensive end for the Spurs,” Rose said. “But... Read more

5 keys for Sixers tonight

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:05 PM
Somehow the Sixers are going to have to let go of the disappointing performance they feel they gave when facing the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and gear it up for another Western Conference power, the Houston Rockets. Here’s a look at some keys to tonight’s game for the Sixers. * Limit... 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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