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Archive: April, 2008

Sixers Won't Depart Quietly

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:07 PM
It's hard to find anybody who feels the Sixers can extend their playoff series to a seventh game. The fans don't seem to be too excited about things, especially since as of late Wednesday, only 12,500 tickets were sold for the game. If the Sixers have done nothing else this year, they have at least... Read more

How Much Fight Is Left In The Sixers?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:25 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The 76ers haven't always played well this season, but even in defeat on many occasions, they have shown plenty of fight. In the last six quarters they haven't shown that same spirit and now they could be down to their final four quarters of the year. Coach Maurice Cheeks insisted... Read more

Sixers Not Doomed Yet

Monday, April 28, 2008, 7:17 PM
There is a general feeling that the Detroit Pistons have finally woken up and that they will now go on and put the 76ers away in six games. Here are three words that we would say to that - Not so fast. While the Pistons looked like they crushed the Sixers spirit with Sunday's 93-84 win, who is to... Read more

Sixers Again Looking To Rebound

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 11:50 PM
The 76ers have shown they can bounce back from one demoralizing loss. Now they have to prove they can do it again. Even Maurice Cheeks admitted that it was difficult not to look ahead when the Sixers led the Pistons by 10 at halftime of Sunday's 93-84 defeat. Now the Sixers are back to their accustomed... Read more

Sixers & Pistons Talk Of Starting Fast In Game 4

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:32 PM
So much of the talk at both the 76ers and Pistons practices on Saturday centered on the first five minutes of Game 4. Both Andre Iguodala and Rodney Carney said that the first five minutes will be crucial. "We have to be ready in the first five minutes," Iguodala said. Added Carney, "I... Read more

Sixers Make Pistons & Predictors Look Bad

Friday, April 25, 2008, 11:32 PM
After checking with the NBA office, it's now official, this reporter's pick of Detroit beating the 76ers in five games can't happen. The Sixers made sure of foiling that prediction with Friday's 95-75 pounding of the Pistons to take a two games to one lead in their best of seven series. It helped... Read more

Sixers Can't Run On Empty Against Pistons

Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:47 AM
The 76ers will be distributing 20,000 t-shirts for fans at tonight's Game 3 with the Detroit Pistons that say "Run with us." Now the question is whether the Detroit Pistons will allow the runnning to occur? The Pistons ability to shut down the Sixers transition game was one of the reasons... Read more

Sixers Showed Little Urgency In Loss To Pistons

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 11:07 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The 76ers played like a team that was satisfied with a split. Despite the Sixers being more athletic and having younger legs, it was the Detroit Pistons who looked fresh and certainly rejuvenated during Wednesday's 105-88 win over the Sixers to even their best of seven series... Read more

Sixers Have The Pistons Attention

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:38 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- One gets the feeling from spending time with the Detroit Pistons the last few days that they are both surprised and annoyed at losing the opening playoff game to the 76ers. Both emotions are understandable. The Pistons gave away a game they had full contol of and give the Sixers... Read more

Sixers Didn't Need Perfect Game To Beat Detroit

Monday, April 21, 2008, 6:38 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – After losing Sunday's opening playoff game 90-86 to the 76ers, the Detroit Pistons insisted that they didn't take their opponent lightly. And in this case the Pistons are to be believed. What seemed to happen is that when the Pistons took a 15-point lead midway through... Read more
About this blog

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.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
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