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- Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said injured center Andrew Bynum will be out indefinitely. Bynum has bone bruises on both knees along with weakened cartilage in both knees. “The bottom line here is Andrew is out indefinitely,” DiLeo said. “We don’t know when Andrew will be back. Only Andrew can answer that question.”
- The Sixers had been targeting Dec. 10 as the date that Bynum could resume basketball-related activites. Even though that date has been tossed out, the Sixers remain optimistic. “We’re anticipating he’ll be back at some point,” DiLeo said. “We hope he will be back.”
- The Sixers are first in the league in scoring defense, allowing just 90.9 points per game.
- Kwame Brown continues to start at center for the Sixers in place of the struggling Lavoy Allen.
- The Thunder have won eight of their last 10 games. In seven career meetings against the 76ers, Oklahoma City is 6-1 with six consecutive victories.
- Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he has been focusing heavily on Philadelphia point guard Jrue Holiday. “You always want your young players to improve every year,” Brooks said. “He’s done that. He’s a terrific point guard.”
- Oklahoma City is averaging 102.8 points per game, the second-highest scoring team in the league behind only Miami. The Thunder have scored 100 or more points eight times already.
- Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook currently holds the longest active games played streak. This will be his 326th consecutive game played.
– Andy Jasner