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Archive: January, 2009

Beating Houston

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 12:51 PM
We said in yesterday's chat and blog post that last night's game against the Houston Rockets was important. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why some games seem to carry more weight than others, why they feel like the season might shift one way or another depending upon its outcome. For instance, while... Read more

Young chosen for Rookie Challenge

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 2:18 PM
Sixers play the Houston Rockets tonight in the second game of this very tough two-game swing. We'll be chatting today at 3:30 p.m. If you have a few minutes, click here: Sixers Chat. Since the 76ers left Philadelphia, it's been an interesting 48 hours. A few observations, things of note, and potential... Read more

Thoughts from New Orleans

Monday, January 26, 2009, 2:24 PM
It’s been a few days since the last post (my bad) and much has happened in that time. First, Elton Brand returned to the court. Second, the 76ers beat the New York Knicks 116-110 on Saturday night. Third, I flew to New Orleans. It’s still too early to say exactly how Brand is going to... Read more

New Orleans

Monday, January 26, 2009, 7:56 PM
Here are a few photos I promised. Fear not basketball junkies, there are a few hoops ones sprinkled into the mix. If you're looking for strictly X's and O's about tonight's game against the New Orleans Hornets, check out my blog from early this afternoon. Should be right before this slideshow. I... Read more

Live Chat Transcript: Brand's Return

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 4:05 PM
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Brand to come off the bench

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 9:08 PM
It seems as if Saturday is, finally, the day for Elton Brand's return. I only say "finally" because it seems Brand has been a game-time decision for a while now. Okay, actually, he has been a game-time decision for a while: For the last three games. The 76ers have kept him sidelined an... Read more

Brand to miss one more

Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:40 PM
As Elton Brand has alluded to for the past few days, he will miss at least one more game -- today's against the Dallas Mavericks. With Brand sidelined again, he will receive the added rest provided by the 76ers four-day layoff: They don't play again until Saturday against the New York Knicks. Since... Read more

Still no Brand

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 7:07 PM
Elton Brand will remain on the sidelines for tonight's game against the New York Knicks. We talked last night (before the game against the San Antonio Spurs) about Brand's injury and when he might return to the lineup. While the Sixers have flourished (win streak!), we have also discussed when Brand... Read more

Brand still sidelined

Friday, January 16, 2009, 7:03 PM
Elton Brand will still be in street clothes for tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs. When will he return? Goodness, I thought I had the answer to that question ... but then a few minutes later, it seemed there was no answer. First, Sixers coach Tony DiLeo said that Brand would have played... Read more

Make it Five

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 12:24 PM
Not only have the 76ers not lost since the last time we held a Live Chat, they haven't lost since Jan. 3. That's 12 days. In Sixer-land that's a heck of a long time. We hope it doesn't break the momentum, but we're having a Live Chat today at 3:30 p.m. If you can join, click here: Sixers Chat. Given... Read more
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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