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Archive: March, 2012

No time for Sixers overconfidence

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:10 PM
The 76ers ability to put away lesser talent has been a major reason for their success. As we mentioned after the win over Cleveland, the Sixers were 18-5 against sub .500 teams. And now they face another struggling team when they visit the Washington Wizards on Friday. The Wizards took an 11-38 record... Read more

Iguodala unlikely to play vs. Cavs

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:38 AM
Andre Iguodala will likely miss his second game in a row with left knee tendinitis. Sixers coach Doug Collins said Jodie Meeks would again start in his place for tonight’s game against Cleveland at the Wells Fargo Center. “A big part of Dre’s game is speed, quickness and jumping... Read more

A Needed Sixers Win Against Overmatched Cleveland

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 10:23 PM
There wasn’t very much buzz in the building and in a game that lacked drama and suspense, but the 76ers shouldn’t be complaining. A win is a win and there hasn’t been an overabundance of them lately. Tuesday’s 103-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 17,832 at the Wells... Read more

Sixers Need A Quick Start Against Celtics

Friday, March 23, 2012, 1:21 PM
The Sixers (26-21) lead the Boston Celtics (25-21) by just a half game in the Atlantic Division standings, which gives tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center even greater importance than usual. And of the utmost importance is for the Sixers to get out of the gates in a much quicker fashion... Read more

Sixers Get Quality Win That Collins Ordered

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:34 AM
Before Friday’s game with the Boston Celtics, 76ers coach Doug Collins was talking about needing a close win over a quality team to get the Sixers going. Collins talked about the significance of the 95-90 home win on Feb. 6 over the Los Angeles Lakers, when the Sixers came on strong in the fourth... Read more

76ers having trouble in big games

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 9:51 PM
The 76ers have had their problems winning big games at home when they've been close. So when the Knicks jumped to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and the Sixers missed their first dozen or so shots, you knew they were in trouble. So on this night, though they battled back into the game throughout... Read more

76ers Burned by the Heat

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 12:56 AM
Video: Doug Collins and Elton Brand look back on the 76ers' 84-78 loss at home to the Miami Heat. John Mitchell of the Inquirer reports from the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

Loss To Heat Shows Two Sides To Sixers

Friday, March 16, 2012, 11:07 PM
This was a game that showed how far the 76ers have arrived, but also the considerable distance they still have to travel. Trailing by 27 points at halftime and 29 early in the third quarter, the Sixers got to within four points late in the fourth quarter, before losing 84-78 to the Miami Heat at the... Read more

Hawes out tonight vs. Heat

Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:03 PM
Doug Collins said that Spencer Hawes won’t play tonight against the Miami Heat. Collins stated that Hawes will play instead tomorrow in Chicago. Hawes is still coming back from a strained left Achilles tendon. He returned to action during Wednesday’s loss to Indiana after missing the previous... Read more

LeBron Praises Sixers, Iguodala

Friday, March 16, 2012, 3:48 PM
Even though the Miami Heat beat the 76ers in five playoff games last year and have won nine in a row in the regular season, including both meetings this year, LeBron James isn’t about to overlook the Sixers. It was interesting that he compared them, well to the Heat, at least in one aspect. “Just... 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
Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
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