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Archive: March, 2011

After disappointing loss to Oklahoma City, Sixers host another powerhouse tonight in Boston

Friday, March 11, 2011, 1:33 PM
There's a feeling around town regarding the Sixers that hasn't been here in quite some time. The hated Boston Celtics are coming to town, and the show won't be about how good the Celtics are, but instead how close have the Sixers come to matching up against the premier team of the East. Many have... Read more

Sixers lose to the Thunder and the player who should be the face of the NBA.

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:07 AM
Kevin Durant nailed about a 30-footer with 6 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where the Thunder pulled out a 110-105 win over the Sixers. Durant finished with 34 points, teaming with Russell Westbrook (27) to provide the one-two punch that was enough to hand the Sixers their first loss... Read more

Barkley weighs in on Sixers

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:20 PM
NEW YORK - NBA Hall of Famer and former Sixer Charles Barkley is impressed with the way the current Sixers are playing for coach Doug Collins, but he is not backtracking on his statement that the Sixers would've been better off throwing games and missing the playoffs. "I do think that," Barkley said... Read more

Must win for Sixers tonight?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:00 PM
When 7 o'clock rolls around tonight and you're looking for something to watch on television, the Sixers-Pacers game might take a third place on the pecking order to Philly fans behind the Flyers-Oilers and Villanova-South Florida. The Indiana Pacers don't exactly bring a huge amount of excitement... Read more

Video: Sixers escape 3rd quarter collapse with OT win

Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:40 AM
The Sixers coughed up a 20-point lead in the third quarter but lived to tell about it, beating Golden State 125-117 in overtime. Bob Cooney of the Daily News has more from the Wells Fargo Center. Download our new iPhone/Android app for all of our Sixers coverage, plus app-exclusive analysis and videos... Read more

Warriors a dangerous foe for Sixers

Sunday, March 6, 2011, 4:27 PM
The Sixers face the dangerous Golden State Warriors tonight. Dangerous, you might ask? Well, any team that has three players who have combined to hit 340 three pointers is a dangerous team. The Warriors can score with anyone, so this might be one of those fun up and down games. The last time the two... Read more

Hot rookie Wes Johnson is out tonight for the Timberwolves against the Sixers

Friday, March 4, 2011, 6:57 PM
Wes Johnson, the fourth overall pick this past June out of Syracuse, will miss tonight's game for the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Sixers with food poisoning. Johnson has been hot of late, averaging 17.5 points over his last four games. Also on the injury front, Sixers forward Elton Brand said... Read more

Chat Sixers with Bob Cooney

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:26 PM
Bob Cooney will chat about the Sixers for the Hot Button on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Video: Sixers handling their business

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 11:22 AM
Video: After Tuesday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks, how will the Sixers respond in their next three games? The Daily News' Bob Cooney answers that question with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Download our new iPhone/Android app for all of our Sixers coverage, plus app-exclusive analysis and... Read more

Collins named NBA East coach of the month

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 2:56 PM
The 76ers’ Doug Collins was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February, the NBA announced. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won the West honor. Oddly enough, those two will square off tonight when their teams meetat the Wells Fargo Center. Collins led the 76ers to a 9-3... 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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