Nov 062010
Sixers vs Cavaliers

Sixers vs Cavaliers

November 6:

Philadelphia 76ers news and stories from around the web…

Sixers lose Iguodala to Achilles’ injury, then lose game to Cavs

November 6 Philadelphia Daily News:

“HALFTIMES haven’t been too good for the 76ers lately.

On Wednesday, coach Doug Collins stayed in the locker room at the break, trying to recover from vertigo symptoms. Last night, at the Wells Fargo Center, Andre Iguodala didn’t return for the final 24 minutes because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon.

The start of the game and the end of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t much better, either, as the Cavs pulled out a 123-116 win to drop the Sixers to 1-5.

The Cavs (2-3) outscored the Sixers by 78-52 in the first and last quarters, while the Sixers won the middle two by 64-45.

“Yeah, that kind of killed us,” said point guard Jrue Holiday of the bad start and finish. “It might have been just us not coming out prepared, we weren’t knocking down shots – and we got some good looks. We started the game slow and ended the game slow.””

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76ers lose momentum and fall to Cavs

November 6 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“There are ways to paint this pretty.

You could point to youthful mistakes, to the pride of the never-say-die attitude, to the unfairness of injury, to the valiance of the comeback.

But all of that would form just another transparent layer, beneath which resides the easily visible truth: This was just another empty night at the Wells Fargo Center.

At a mostly empty arena, 10,589 people watched the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the 76ers, 123-116, on Friday night.

The Sixers dropped to 1-5. The Cavaliers, led by Anderson Varejao with 23 points and 12 rebounds, improved to 2-3.

“It’s the hardest thing to teach a team, is how to win,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said. “Not how to get close, but how to win.””

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Collins stops taking vertigo medication

November 6 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Doug Collins has decided to stop taking medication to combat his symptoms of vertigo. “I’m not taking it at all,” the 76ers coach said before Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “That really was, when we talked to the doctors, more treating the symptoms.”

The medication, which Collins was skipping on game days anyway, was making him tired.

Collins, 59, missed the second half of Wednesday night’s win over the Indiana Pacers after feeling dizzy at the end of the first half. Collins also missed a preseason game battling the same symptoms, which he said stem from a fall he took in a coffee shop over Memorial Day weekend.On Friday, Collins said he felt “better than I’ve felt in a long time.”

He said he spent the team’s day off Thursday at a rehabilitation center.”

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