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Archive: December, 2012

Rotation still in question for Collins

Saturday, December 29, 2012, 9:47 PM
The rotation is still the biggest question 76ers coach Doug Collins has about his team. Saturday, before the 14-16 Sixers took on the Portland Trail Blazers, Collins said that Royal Ivey will be a steady member in his rotation right now, as he likes the toughness Ivey brings at the defense end, particularly... Read more

This one was on the players

Saturday, December 29, 2012, 2:33 PM
Before each and every game there is a white board in the Sixers' locker room that shows the other team's starting lineup and key reserves, with some stats and percentages added. Next to that is a list of they keys to that game - what the Sixers must do, in the eyes of the coaches, to win that particular... Read more

Sixers looking for good life on road

Friday, December 28, 2012, 10:40 PM
Before tonight’s game against the Golden State Warriors, coach Doug Collins said he wasn’t sure if Jason Richardson, sidelined with a strained back against Memphis on Wednesday, was going to be able to play. A couple of minutes later, when I saw Richardson in the locker room after he warmed... Read more

Dorell headed back in Wright direction

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 9:20 PM
Although he said all the politically correct things, Dorell Wright was dying for more playing time — or at least a clearer picture of what his role was on his new team. Originally seen by 76ers coach Doug Collins as a key, versatile figure to come off the bench, Wright was thrust into the starting... Read more

Wright benefiting from Holiday’s absence

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:14 PM
No one wants injuries to happen — not players, coaches or fans. But when they do, opportunities arise. And while the situation might not be ideal, a door opening is always welcomed. That has been the case for 76ers swingman Dorell Wright. Point guard Jrue Holiday missed his fourth straight game... Read more

Sixers exercise caution with Jrue Holiday's injury

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:23 PM
Patience is not a virtue that Sixers point guard Jrue Holliday possesses. Actually, few 22-year-olds do. That’s where parents, and in Holiday’s case coach Doug Collins, come into play. Holiday begrudgingly missed his third-straight game Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks, though he appears... Read more

Sixers Fall to Kobe, Lakers

Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:22 AM
Video: The 76ers came up short in a 111-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at home on Sunday. The Daily News' Bob Cooney broke down the disappointing loss. Read more

No setback, Bynum says he is improving

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 6:26 PM
Andrew Bynum was in a good mood. Perhaps it was because a bunch of his old teammates from the Los Angeles Lakers were in town. Or peerhaps, as he said, his bothersome left knee is feeling much better. Later this week Bynum will have a checkup with his doctor, during which time and MRI may or may not... Read more

Bynum spoke and Collins reacts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:47 PM
At the end of Tuesday’s practice, when the curtain rose and the gathered media was allowed to peer down on the players, there was Andrew Bynum with ball in hands – and sleeves on knees – in his practice shorts and shirt. Rarely is there a Bynum sighting on the floor at PCOM, but there... Read more

Bynum Speaks

Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:49 PM
If you’re looking for good new concerning Andrew Bynum it is this: his right knee, the one that suffered the bone bruise in mid-September and was originally thought to be the lone reason for keeping him from putting on a Sixers uniform, is feeling great, ready to see how it will hold up to basketball... 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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