Spencer Hawes was in street clothes Wednesday night for the second time this season due to injury. The first absence was for a strained back and the second with a strained Achilles. On both nights Hawes was sidelined the Sixers fell in defeat.

"The back feels great, but unfortunately they say sometimes when it rains it pours and as soon as the back got feeling better I strained the Achilles," Hawes said after Thursday's practice, one he did not participate in. "It is feeling better today, but it's frustrating to have to sit over there on the sideline, especially in a game that was as exciting as last night."