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Archive: February, 2012

76ers struggle with Thunder

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2:09 AM
Video: The 76ers were unable to withstand a late rally by Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Daily News' Bob Cooney reports from the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

Sixers return from break, face Pistons in Detroit tonight

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:00 PM
Elton Brand will be returning to the starting lineup tonight for the Sixers when they play the Detroit Pistons in their first game since the All-Star break, but will their inept offense return, also? The Sixers have lost five-straight games and averaged just over 83 points during that stretch. Their... Read more

Good first day for Sixer players at All-Star weekend

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10:19 AM
First Sixers swingman Evan Turner set a World's record, then Andre Iguodala showed his fun side, and finally Turner had an impressive performance in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at the Amway Center Friday night. All in all, it was a very good day for the two Sixer players down here representing... Read more

76ers at the All-Star break

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 12:02 AM
Video: When will center Spencer Hawes return from injury? Is the Sixers defense enough to overcome an inept offense? CineSport's Noah Coslov and Bob Cooney of the Daily News discuss. Read more

Sixers looking to snap 4-game skid

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7:28 PM
If anyone would have been told prior to the season that the 76ers would split for the All-Star break with 20 or 21 wins, there would have been much satisfaction. But perception is everything, and though the team enters tonight's game at the Houston Rockets with a 20-13 record they are also entering... Read more

Sixers lose Brand for next two games

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 1:52 PM
As if losing five of the past seven games wasn't bad enough for the Sixers and coach Doug Collins, this morning at the team's shootaround at FedEx Forum in Memphis he announced that forward Elton Brand would miss the next two games (tonight against the Grizzlies and tomorrow in Houston) due to a sprained... Read more

Collins looking for Holiday to score

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 6:38 PM
When you've made just one of your 17 shots over the past two games, as Jrue Holiday has, your offense is going to come into question. Especially when your team has lost both of those games. The Sixers point guard knows it, but he isn't letting it bother him. He knows how to correct things and he is... Read more

Sixers stunned by Mavericks

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:54 AM
At halftime of Friday's Sixers-Mavericks game, Sixers CEO Adam Aron asked me if I could believe his team was winning by 14 points. I told him it was impressive. He then wearily asked me what I thought might happen in the second half. I say wearily because Aron knows me as a realist, not a cheerleader... Read more

Sixers owner Josh Harris gives his thoughts on state of team

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:58 PM
Sixers owner Josh Harris gave his state of the team address before Friday's Sixers-Dallas Mavericks game. As he should, Harris said everything a Sixers' fan would want to hear. On what he thinks about what he's bought so far, from the team on the court to all the other things that owning a team involve: "Adam... Read more

Hawes out for longer period; Sixers host Mavericks tonight

Friday, February 17, 2012, 12:43 PM
The news just keeps getting worse for the Sixers regarding starting center Spencer Hawes. At this morning's shootaround it was announced that Hawes is in a walking boot for his strained left Achilles' and that he would wear that for two more weeks. Hawes will also visit Dr. Richard Ferkel from the... 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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