Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Final Game

The Miami Heat ended the 76ers season tonight here inside AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami won, 97-91, winning this opening-round, best-of-seven series by four games to one. Miami advances to play the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Final Game

The Miami Heat ended the 76ers season tonight here inside AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami won, 97-91, winning this opening-round, best-of-seven series by four games to one. Miami advances to play the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

There is much to say about this season. And there is much to say about the future: this coming summer as well as next season, assuming no lockout.

But for tonight, since neither of those monumental topics are going to be done justice, let's just leave it at this: the Sixers, as franchise, got themselves back on track this season. Doug Collins did exactly what he said he'd do: make this a team that fought every moment it was on the court. 

We'll tackle the pressing issues -- and, yes, there are plenty -- in the days to come.

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--Kate


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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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