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Allen to miss 4th straight game

Lavoy Allen will miss his fourth consecutive game when the 76ers take on the Miami Heat Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Allen to miss 4th straight game

Sixers forward Lavoy Allen. (Matt Slocum/AP file)
Sixers forward Lavoy Allen. (Matt Slocum/AP file)

Lavoy Allen will miss his fourth consecutive game when the 76ers take on the Miami Heat Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Allen, who had been sidelined with a strained right calf, said he felt pain in his left knee while sprinting before Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.  The 6-foot-9, 255-pounder’s knee pain comes from a previous injury that sidelined him in the preseason.

He said the “plan” is to return Saturday night at the Chicago Bulls.

“I feel a little bit better,” Allen said after Friday morning’s shootaround at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Hopefully tomorrow I will be ready to go. The calf is fine.”

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Allen participated in the shootaround and worked out on the treadmill and exercise bike afterward.

“Again, trying to run sprints that’s when it starts to bother me,” he said. “But anything in the half-court it’s fine.

Allen is the Sixers best reserve post player, averaging 5.1 points and 5.4 rebounds and 18.5 minutes.

- Ketih Pompey

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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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