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Sunday, October 28, 2012


(Times staff / ERIC HARTLINE)

The 76ers are taking some precautions in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, and coach Doug Collins said he hopes residents in the area do the same.

With the brunt of the storm expected between Sunday night and Tuesday night, Collins said he and the Sixers have arranged reservations at hotels in proximity to the team's practice facility, at PCOM in Montgomery County.

"As long as we can get to practice (Monday), and as long as hopefully the power doesn’t go out, we have some contingencies where we have some hotel rooms around the practice facility here where we wouldn’t want our guys out driving," Collins said Sunday after a two-hour practice. 

"If we can get them here tomorrow, we should be OK. I’m just hoping for all those people out there in the Delaware Valley and everybody around that they’ve taken the precautions and that they’ve got enough water and enough food and flashlights and candles and everything for their families. Just yesterday being with my daughter and my grandkids and all, my daughter was worried about losing power and stuff. I’m hoping everybody takes the precautions and let’s hope the warnings are far greater than what the storm is."

The Sixers -- tentatively, of course -- have practice scheduled for Monday morning.

NOTES: Collins said Kwame Brown practiced, though the veteran center's participation in an intrasquad scrimmage took place before the team opened practice to the media. ... Rookie guard Maalik Wayns was back at practice after missing Friday's session with a head contusion. He said he feels good. ... If Collins had to pick a starting lineup for Wednesday, he'd go with these five: PG Jrue Holiday, SG Jason Richardson, SF Evan Turner, PF Thad Young, C Lavoy Allen.

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