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Archive: January, 2012

Once again, Hawes out of lineup for Sixers

Monday, January 30, 2012, 1:36 PM
When the most dominating center in the league visits, as Dwight Howard and his Orlando Magic will be doing tonight, the Sixers and coach Doug Collins would really like to have his full roster ready. But that won't be the case. Collins announced this morning that starting center Spencer Hawes will... Read more

Jameer Nelson out vs. Sixers

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 5:06 PM
Orlando guard Jameer Nelson will not play Monday night against the 76ers. Nelson, the Chester High and Saint Joseph's product, has concussion-like symptoms after being hit in the head twice during Friday night's loss to New Orleans, coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters before the Magic's game Sunday... Read more

Lavoy Allen proving to be quite a find for Sixers

Friday, January 27, 2012, 9:13 PM
Sixers coach Doug Collins often says that a reserve is just one turned ankle away from becoming a big part of the team. Lavoy Allen is his perfect case in point. Taken with the 50th overall pick in last June's draft out of Temple, many wondered if the 6-9 forward was anything more than a courtesy... Read more

Hawes and Vucevic out again tonight

Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:36 AM
The Sixers will be without Spencer Hawes for the sixth straight game tonight when they face the Charlotte Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center. Hawes is improving but is still sidelined with a left Achilles' strain. His backup, rookie Nikola Vucevic, will miss his third-straight game with a quad strain... Read more

Sixers sign free agent Francisco Elson

Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:27 AM
With Spencer Hawes and Nikola Vucevic still nursing injuries, the Sixers signed eight-year veteran and 7-foot center Francisco Elson . Elson was with the Sixers two years ago when he came over from a trade with Milwaukee that also brought the team Jodie Meeks. Elson has appeared in 467 games with... Read more

Sixers will face Nets tonight without Hawes and Vucevic

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 11:51 AM
The Sixers will again be short at the center position tonight as both starter Spencer Hawes (Achilles' strain) and Nikola Vucevic (quad) will be out. It is the fifth-straight missed game for Hawes and second straight for Vucevic. "Neither one of them are ready to play yet," said coach Doug Collins... Read more

Can Sixers continue success?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:42 PM
With a tough schedule looming, how can Doug Collins and the 76ers keep up their winning ways? Bob Cooney of the Daily News has more. Read more

Video: Injured Sixers continue dominance over Wizards

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:12 AM
With both centers injured, rookie Lavoy Allen's 10 points and 6 rebounds were key in the Sixers' 103-83 win over the Wizards. Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports from the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Samantha Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

Sixers will be severely shorthanded tonight against Wizards

Monday, January 23, 2012, 1:04 PM
Sixers coach Doug Collins knew when he went to the Wells Fargo Center this morning that he could be met with some pretty bad news. He was. And then it got even worse. As expected, Collins was told that starting center Spencer Hawes would be out for his fourth straight game with an Achilles' strain... Read more

Hawes, Vukevic out; Brand questionable

Monday, January 23, 2012, 12:13 PM
The Sixers will be short on big men tonight when they host the Washington Wizards. Spencer Hawes and Nik Vucevic are out of the lineup with injuries. Elton Brand was sent home from the shootaround this morning with gastroenteritis. He is listed as questionable at will be a game-time decision. Hawes... 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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