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Sixers' Hawes out at least 2 more weeks

Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes will miss at least another two weeks with an Achilles injury, the team announced Monday.

Hawes, who has sat out the last nine games with a sprained left Achilles, was examined by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute this past weekend. He will no longer wear a protective boot on his left foot.

The 23-year-old is averaging 10.5 points and 8.3 rebounds but has appeared in just 14 of the 76ers' 34 games this season.

Philadelphia is in the midst of a season-long five-game losing streak.