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Keeping up with Jones

Miami's James Jones says the heat of the moment caused his brief confrontation with Thaddeus Young

Keeping up with Jones

MIAMI - When James Jones and Thaddeus Young received double technical fouls for their brief confrontaton during the Sixers 86-82 win on Sunday over the Miami Heat, it was looked on as a unifying moment for the Sixers.

Jones pushed Evan Turner, and Young came to his defense. Young and Jones were quickly separated, each player received a technical foul and the incident was over.

Following Tuesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, Jones wasn't about to light another fire. In fact he spoke in a calm manner about the incident.

"It was nothing more than emotion," Jones said. "Our emotions sometimes are stronger than our minds. A lot of times you play off that emotion and you get caught up in the moment."

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Jones is truly a voice of reason and he isn't looking to stir the pot, just to help his Heat team earn one more win, although his action did wonders for the Sixers team spirit. Young's reaction was a statement that the Sixers weren't going to take any nonsense from anybody, even an overwhelming playoff favorite.

"It was just something where two guys who are competitive looking to give their teams energy just clash and nothing more than that," Jone said. "Just good solid hard playoff basketball."

 




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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.

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