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Archive: October, 2008

Brand's Day

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 5:16 PM
It’s a good thing we all know, and discussed, how meaningless preseason scores are; Because losing to the New York Knicks is not a good thing. But anyone who watched last night’s game knows that when it counted, when it was 76ers’ first team vs. Knicks first team, the Sixers looked... Read more

Sixers vs. Knicks

Friday, October 10, 2008, 12:45 PM
The Knicks are in town with their new brand of Mike D'Antoni fast-breaking basketball, but more importantly for Philly, the 76ers are in the Wachovia Center for the first time this season. Knicks vs. Sixers, tonight, 7. If you're going, watch out for Phillies' (you know how they're playing in the NLCS?)... Read more

Knicks beat Sixers, Brand scores 24

Friday, October 10, 2008, 7:41 PM
FINAL SCORE: Knicks 110, Sixers 104. Not much running play-by-play in the second half as deadine approached, but a couple of things: Marreese Speights looked good again in his minutes. He started poorly, but gained momentum. Royal Ivey hit a few outside shots. Kareem Rush missed all his outside shots... Read more

Pregame: Sixers v. Knicks

Friday, October 10, 2008, 6:37 PM
There's about 30 minutes left on the clock and the Knicks and Sixers are warming up here at the Wachovia Center. The doors opened about 30 minutes ago. Tonight's game, scheduled to start around 7 o'clock, is the second preseason game for both these teams. I spoke to head coach Maurice Cheeks, Jason... Read more

Sixers vs. Knicks: Live Chat Transcript

Friday, October 10, 2008, 4:06 PM
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Rush Returns

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 1:38 PM
The Sixers flew home last night after their 98-92 win over the Celtics at UMASS's Mullins Center. They returned to the PCOM court today at noon, for a practice session that lasted about 90 minutes. Of note: Kareem Rush, who had been sidelined since Monday with a left-ankle sprain, practiced. He did... Read more

Oct. 9: Live Chat Transcript

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 4:08 PM
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Amherst, MA

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 12:22 PM
Today is the second of three firsts: First day of practice (check), First preseason game (soon to be checked), First regular season game (Oct. 29). The Sixers play the Celtics tonight, 7 p.m., here in Amherst, MA. The pre-game action (i.e. our Live Chat) will take place at 3 p.m. Should be a fun... Read more

Final: Sixers 98, Celtics 92

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 8:15 PM
Final: Sixers 98, Celtics 92 Could not keep up too much running play-by-play because of print deadline (you know, for the newspaper). Cheeks had Lou Williams, Royal Ivey, Thad Young, Reggie Evans, and Marreese Speight in at the end. Royal Ivey hit a big 3-pointer in front of the Celtics bench with... Read more

The Lineup is Set

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6:34 PM
Preseason Game 1, Sixers vs. Celtics, 7 p.m., Mullins Center in Amherst, MA. It's official. Head coach Maurice Cheeks confirmed that his starting lineup will be: PG Andre Miller, SG Andre Iguodala, SF Thaddeus Young, PF Elton Brand, C Sam Dalembert. "It's going to be the same starting lineup... Read more
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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