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February 1, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IF MORE INJURIES don't creep up, and if Doug Collins stays true to his word, and if Nick Young and Spencer Hawes continue to play well, and if the first-team offense can overcome the second team's lack of it - it appears that, perhaps, the coach has settled on a rotation. It has been that kind of year for the 76ers as injuries and inconsistent play have forced Collins to shuffle and reshuffle, think and rethink who should be playing when and where. Since his implementation of Hawes and Young to the starting lineup, Collins' team has played some of its best basketball of the season, albeit a small sample of just three games.
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January 26, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the 76ers on Friday prepared to face the Atlantic Division-leading New York Knicks (26-14), a team that has won both meetings with the Sixers this season by an average of 19 points, coach Doug Collins referenced the Boston Celtics in an attempt to motivate his team. The Celtics (20-22) would be the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference if the playoffs started Saturday. They are only 31/2 games ahead of the flagging Sixers (17-25), winners of just seven of their last 26 games. On Thursday, New York extended the Celtics' losing streak to a league-high five games.
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December 5, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coach Doug Collins said that the challenge in the early part of the 76ers season has been getting more production from more players. It's not an unusual challenge, Collins said, but better play must coaxed out of about three quarters of his team. Following Monday's practice, Collins said that the rest of the 10-7 Sixers have to produce as effectively as Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young, and Evan Turner. They are combining to average more than 47 points per game. "I have three guys playing at an extremely high level - Jrue, Thad, and Evan," Collins said.
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November 27, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THOUGH DOUG Collins' bench wasn't short of players Sunday against the Phoenix Suns, it was hurting. Starting shooting guard Jason Richardson was in the starting lineup despite missing the second half and overtime in Saturday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a sore left ankle. Earlier in the season Richardson missed most of five games after he fell over a cameraman in Madison Square Garden in the opening minutes of a game against the New York Knicks and rolled the ankle.
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November 27, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
FOR NEARLY 2 months, the 76ers have gone through training camp, seven preseason games and now 14 regular-season contests. While much is known about the team - particularly that Jrue Holiday is flourishing at point guard - there are still many, many questions. It can't be forgotten that this team was built around the thinking that Andrew Bynum would be manning the middle offensively and defensively and that the pieces gathered would be suitable for that foundation. There are plenty of good three-point shooters (38 percent overall)
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November 19, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
GAMES ARE really like a search-and-rescue mission for 76ers coach Doug Collins. After he puts his starters out on the floor to begin the game, he is quickly searching for a combination throughout the contest that will rescue what is usually a poor beginning. Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers, Collins had to find a way to keep mercurial point guard Kyrie Irving in check while also limiting the play of quick big man Anderson Varejao Add to that Collins' team again not being able to find its shooting touch and you start to understand how difficult his mission is on some nights.
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November 4, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two days after he swatted away five shots by the Denver Nuggets in the 76ers' 84-75 season-opening win on Wednesday, Sixers reserve center Spencer Hawes said that what happened did not exactly defy logic. "They were putting them up there," said Hawes, who helped the Sixers block 11 shots. "If they are going to keep putting them up there, you've got to keep slapping them away. " The game marked the sixth time in his career that the 7-foot-1 Hawes has blocked at least five shots. However, this might be the first time Hawes - who also finished with a game-high-tying 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists - has done so as a reserve.
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November 1, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As good as they were at the defensive end last season, the 76ers believe that they will be even better during the 2012-13 season. That remains to be seen. But after the Sixers limited the Denver Nuggets to 37 points in the second half and held off a late rally for an 84-75 victory in their season opener Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center, who is going to argue? "That was a grind-it-out win," Sixers coach Doug Collins said after the Sixers ruined the homecoming of former Sixer Andre Iguodala.
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November 1, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer
ON A NIGHT that celebrates disguises, the 76ers did a very nice job of masking what is problematic about their offense. With Andrew Bynum still saddled with a bruised knee, there really isn't much of an offensive inside presence for the club. So the Sixers rely on defense, fastbreaks and three-point shooting. It has been that way for the past few years for this team offensively, but this season the main deficiency is offset by a plethora of good outside shooters, alert passers and crafty penetrators.
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October 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lavoy Allen entered his rookie season with the 76ers without the highest of profiles. He had starred at Pennsbury High and Temple, but Allen, the 50th overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft, probably exceeded the expectations of Sixers fans simply by making the team. Even better, Allen contributed as a rookie and became a vital frontcourt performer in the postseason for the Sixers. This season, his profile, and likely his playing time, will rise. Even with the addition of Andrew Bynum, Allen was expected to see his share of time at power forward and possibly center.
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