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Archive: April, 2012

Sixers staying course in facing Bulls without Derrick Rose

Monday, April 30, 2012, 3:34 PM
The question was posed to Sixers coach Doug Collins from a person with a TNT microphone, the station that used to employ Collins. But the coach didn't hide his disdain for the question. The questioner asked Collins if he had to address his team about their mindsets now that Rose is sidelined with... Read more

Sixers not changing mindset as they'll face Rose-less Bulls for rest of series

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:24 PM
The first thing Sixers coach Doug Collins talked about after the team's practice at the United Center today was how sorry he and the team felt for Bulls star Derrick Rose, whose season was lost when he tore an ACL towards the end of Chicago's Game 1, 103-91, victory. After that, the focus turned... Read more

Sixers' Lavoy Allen OK for Game 2

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:06 PM
CHICAGO — Sixers center Lavoy Allen took part in Sunday's practice session and will be fine for Game 2 despite suffering a thumb injury in Saturday's Game 1. The team said he sprained a thumb, but X-rays were negative. He was wearing a bandage after Game 1, but did not have the thumb wrapped... Read more

Video: Rose injury changes series

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:38 PM
Video: The 76ers fell to the Bulls 103-91 in Game 1 of their playoff series. The Bulls lost reigning MVP Derrick Rose for the season with a torn ACL. Bob Cooney of the Daily News discusses the game. Read more

Lavoy Allen to start at center for Sixers in playoff opener

Friday, April 27, 2012, 5:52 PM
Sixers coach Doug Collins has stated endlessly that in order for his team to have any chance of upsetting the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, his big men will have to rebound. Because of that, Collins has decided to start Temple product Lavoy Allen on... Read more

Sixers' spots in draft set

Friday, April 27, 2012, 5:23 PM
The Sixers will have the 15th pick in June's NBA draft, the league announced today. With a record of 35-31, the Sixers had the worst record among teams to make the playoffs, so they will select with the first pick after the 14 teams that are in the lottery. In the second round, the Sixers will pick... Read more

Sixers-Bulls to kick off 2012 NBA Playoffs at 1 on Saturday

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:57 PM
It's a quick turnaround from the end of the regular season to the start of the playoffs for both the Sixers and the Chicago Bulls. The two teams, who rested many of their regulars in their season finales on Thursday, will kick off the playoffs at 1 Eastern on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago... Read more

Schedule set for Sixers-Bulls

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:48 PM
The NBA annnounced game times and the remainder of the schedule for the Sixers-Bulls first-round series that begins Saturday at the United Center. Game 1 is at 1 p.m. Eastern on TNT. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Chicago at 8 p.m. on TNT. The series shifts to the Wells Fargo Center for Games 3 and 4... Read more

Sixers leaving WIP for The Fanatic

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 5:57 PM
The Sixers’ regular-season finale Wednesday night will be their last game on WIP, ending a long relationship with the station. The team announced a multiyear agreement for all games to air on 97.5 The Fanatic, and for a significant number of games to be simulcast on 950 ESPN Radio. The first... Read more

Sixers open playoffs Saturday

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:48 AM
The Sixers don't know yet whether they are playing the Chicago Bulls or the Miami Heat in Round 1 of the NBA playoffs, but they know Game 1 will be Saturday (time, TBA). The Sixers and Knicks are tied for the seventh seed in the East entering the final day of the regular season. The Sixers play tonight... 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 and follow him on Twitter.

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