76ers limp into Washington
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Philadelphia will be without forwards
Glenn Robinson and Kenny Thomas on Tuesday, when the Sixers travel to the MCI
Center for a showdown with Washington.
Robinson, who was acquired in an off-season deal, is hampered with a sprained
left ankle. The “Big Dog” is averaging 15.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in four
games this season. He is expected to be replaced by either Aaron McKie or John
Thomas has a bruised lower back and is experiencing tightness along the right
side of his body. Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and 7.5 boards through six
games. Marc Jackson is expected to start for Thomas against the Wizards.
Meanwhile, forward Derrick Coleman has a strained left knee and will be a
game-time decision. The former top pick is averaging 9.4 points and 6.0
rebounds in seven games this year.
Philadelphia won all four meetings against the Wizards last season.