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Friday, January 10, 2014

Sixers' Lavoy Allen to sit Friday, Saturday


The 76ers’ Lavoy Allen will miss the next two games, beginning Friday against visiting Detroit.

Allen has a nagging right calf injury from which the Sixers would prefer not to rush him back. The third-year forward will sit Friday vs. Detroit and Saturday against visiting New York.

“The medical staff would use really big words and give you a better answer. He’s got a sore calf and can’t play tonight,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “In relation to the longevity of it, it might be as severe as we first thought. Is it going to keep him out a long time? We don’t suspect that. My experience with calf injuries is not a good one. We saw many good players – Brent Barry comes to mind – where if you go too fast, and you rush it back, it can knock out another six weeks. We just want to be smart with it. Most definitely, he will be out the next two games.”

Also of note, the Sixers listed as a probable starter against the Pistons. The shooting guard got his first start since Nov. 29. Hollis Thompson had started the last 18 games at that spot.
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