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Archive: March, 2009

How Bad is Young's Ankle?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 11:05 PM
Right now, that's probably the question all 76ers fans want answered: How bad is it? With 2 minutes, 15 seconds left in the first quarter, Thaddeus Young jumped to contest a lefty hook by Josh Smith. Smith made the shot, Young's right foot landed on Smith's. He immediately clutched his ankle and... Read more

Jimmy Fallon, Andre Iguodala, and the Atlanta Hawks

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 7:02 PM
Yesterday at 5:45 p.m., Andre Iguodala filmed a sketch for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." You know, Jimmy Fallon from SNL, who took over for Conan O'Brien, who is taking over for Jay Leno. Anyway, Iguodala was in this sketch, which aired late last night. In case you missed it, fear not,... Read more

A Motor City Loss

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 9:49 PM
No matter how far these 76ers roam from .500 -- this latest time was four games away -- they always seem to return. That's what happened tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills: The Sixers were ahead 89-83 with 9:57 left in the fourth quarter, gave up an 18-8 run, and lost 101-97. The Sixers are now... Read more

From the Rose Garden

Monday, March 23, 2009, 9:49 PM
It's been a long road trip -- and I'm not the one playing. But here we are in Portland for the final game of this five-game swing. Game 5 in seven days. And the back end of a back-to-back. That is to say, in many ways, tonight's game is challenging. And, the Trailblazers are good. They're currently... Read more

A Golden State Letdown

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 1:34 AM
The Golden State Warriors looked good tonight. They looked quick, fast, athletic. They shot 9 for 119 from the three-point line. The thing is, they're 25-44 on the season. So it's hard to tell if they looked good, or if the Sixers just played poorly. I think it was more of the latter than the former... Read more

Win One, Lose One

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 1:38 AM
Probably nobody thought that if the 76ers won one of their first two games on this Western swing that it would be the one against the Los Angeles Lakers. Or at least I didn't. But that's what just happened. One night after stunning the Lakers with Andre Iguodala's buzzer-beating three-pointer, the... Read more

Win Of The Year

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 2:36 AM
If you're reading this in the early hours of Wednesday morning, then you're like Andre Iguodala himself -- running on adrenaline. Since this game ended at 1 a.m., only a buzzer-beating edition made the papers. Here's the final edition, for those of you interested. This is -- absolutely -- the best... Read more

The Issue Isn't the Playoffs

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 4:03 PM
Sorry for the absence. I was gone the last week for a sports conference in Boston: didn't make the trip to Memphis and then Oklahoma City. So last night's game -- a win over the Toronto Raptors -- was the first in about a week. No question, the Sixers played well. But the Raptors are bad. It's tough... Read more

Frustrated?

Monday, March 2, 2009, 11:39 PM
Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't, but lately the 76ers have been getting killed by the three-point shot. Obviously, this is a season-long problem, but lately it's been especially problematic. Let's look at the numbers: Tonight the New Orleans Hornets were 10 for 16. The other night the Orlando... 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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