Sixers coach Doug Collins wasn't around to celebrate his first win since he was hired in May. Collins left the bench at halftime because of symptoms related to vertigo. He missed two preseason games because of symptoms related to a concussion he sustained on Memorial Day, then had neurological testing and treatment for what was diagnosed as vertigo.
Collins had nothing to worry about but his health when he left with the Sixers holding a 26-point lead. One night after a crushing overtime loss at Washington, Philadelphia dominated early for their first win in five games.