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Thad To Start For Sixers

In a move that wasn't surprising, coach Maurice Cheeks said at this morning's shootaround that Thaddeus Young would start at power forward in tonight's opening playoff game against the Detroit Pistons.

Thad To Start For Sixers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- In a move that wasn't surprising, coach Maurice Cheeks said at this morning's shootaround that Thaddeus Young would start at power forward in tonight's opening playoff game against the Detroit Pistons. Reggie Evans, who started all four games in the regular season against the Pistons, will come off the bench.

On Friday after practice, Cheeks said that he was looking for more scoring from that spot. The Sixers averaged just 85 points a game in their four regular season meetings with Detroit.

"Thaddeus, when we have him inside we score a little more," Cheeks said after this morning's shootaround at the Palace of Auburn Hills. "We get more opportunities to get up and down the floor and he runs extremely well."

Cheeks also said that he likes the energy that Evans gives the team off the bench.

 

Young started one game againt the Pistons, but it was at small forward when Willie Green was sidelined with a back injury. The Sixers won that game, 83-82 on March 12 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 

Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
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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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