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Archive: December, 2008

A Full 48

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:47 AM
Playing a "full 48" is my new favorite euphemism. Essentially, it's code for "we lost." Right? We've heard it all season from the 76ers. It's showed itself in various forms. Here are some of the other ways: "We need to be more consistent." Or "We have to put together... Read more

Game 2: West Coast

Monday, December 29, 2008, 3:22 PM
We’re in the middle of the challenging five-game, West Coast swing that we’ve talked about for a few weeks. Before the 76ers left Philadelphia, on paper, there looked to be one win in these five games: against the Los Angeles Clippers. On Friday, because of the absence of Carmelo Anthony... Read more

Trash Talking

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 10:15 AM
After last night's 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics, Andre Iguodala sat in front of his locker. He had ice wrapped on his knees. And he did not seem happy with the "trash-talking" of the opponent he just played. Iguodala said these Celtics were known around the league for their smack talk... Read more

Going for Records

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 11:30 AM
We'll be chatting this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. if anyone has some time. Seems like a good time to discuss the past, present, and future .... just like a Christmas Carol. Past: That Pacers game. This one is still painful to think about. It would be much more pleasant for the Sixers to be 13-14 right... Read more

Kareem Rush, Traffic, and the Boston Celtics

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 7:24 PM
It's a few minutes before tip off here at the Boston Garden (I still call it such). Here's the news: 1.) Kareem Rush will start at shooting guard instead of Willie Green, who isn't playing tonight because of the sore ankle he aggravated Saturday against the Pacers. Head coach Tony DiLeo said he is... Read more

Live Chat Transcript: Celtics vs. 76ers

Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 4:19 PM
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Patchwork

Friday, December 19, 2008, 11:27 PM
At this point, you almost want to take a win like this, put it in your pocket, and just walk away. Afterall, the Washington Wizards are 4-20. Take the win, bump the record to 12-14, and look ahead to tomorrow night's game against the Indiana Pacers and then the grueling start of a West Coast swing... Read more

Brand Out A Month

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 12:43 PM
Elton Brand received an MRI after last night's game that revealed a fracture of the humeral head (bone) and a tear of the labrum, the Sixers announced in a press release. Sixers team doc Jack McPhilemy said he doesn't think the injury requires surgery at this time. The Sixers said Brand will begin... Read more

THE Question

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 11:31 PM
It happened again: The 76ers looked better without Elton Brand on the court. But this time, the injury to Brand looks like it might keep him out of lineup for a significant amount of time. With 7 minutes, 23 second left in the third quarter, Brand took a hit from Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute, both... Read more

Parting Words

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 12:08 PM
(We'll hold a Live Chat this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. if you want to talk more in-depth about this week's happenings and today's press conference with Mo Cheeks. Click here for the link.) If you were unsure before today about the character of Maurice Cheeks (which is doubtful considering his history)... Read more
About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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