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Sixers? Should call them the Niners

Sixers have been hanging nine often in the postseason.

Sixers? Should call them the Niners

The Sixers have played 10 playoff games this season, and in nine of the them, they have managed to ring up a "9" somewhere in their final score

Day Date Opponent    Dec.   Score   Opp.  
Saturday April 28    at Bulls  L   91 103
Tuesday May 1 at Bulls W 109   92
Friday May 4 Bulls W   79   74
Sunday May 6 Bulls W   89   82
Tuesday May 8 at Bulls  L   69   77
Thursday May 10 Bulls W   79   78
Saturday May 12 at Celtics  L   91   92
Monday May 14 at Celtics W   82   81
Wednesday    May 16 Celtics  L   91 107
Friday May 18 Celtics  W   92   83
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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