Video: Difference in Brand

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Elton Brand's quickness has not been the same since he tore his Achilles two years ago. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

That has to be the 76ers motto through 11 games this season, since they are still looking for a defining victory. Tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies isn't an opportunity for one of those, either. Maybe tomorrow against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

If you've heard a lot about Elton Brand not being "100 percent", check out the video in the Deep Sixers player below on the right. In the pre-season, Brand showed the difference between his left calf and his right calf -- due to the torn Achillies he suffered two seasons ago. If you watch the video, which is of Brand doing line jumps before tonight's game, you'll be able to see how much smaller his left calf is than his right. Maybe it will offer a better understanding of why Brand is still working on regaining explosion. Two years and there is still a visible difference between left and right.

Although the Grizzlies are 3-8, they have been dominating on the boards, while the Sixers have, um, well, not exactly been dominating on the boards. Keep an eye on how much this affects the game.

The game just started and there isn't much energy on the court. First two made buckets by Memphis were open jump shots.

--Kate

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