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Archive: April, 2009

Embarrassing

Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:37 AM
I think Lou Williams said it best when he said, after tonight's season-ending 114-89 "game" against the Orlando Magic, "Personally, I was embarrassed." The 76ers should be embarrassed after what happened tonight. We could probably spend 2,000 words and hours discussing what happened... Read more

Caution

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:45 PM
There are a lot of people who are already talking about Saturday's Game 7. No Dwight Howard. No Courtney Lee. That should equal an easy 76ers victory tonight, shouldn't it? Two starters gone from Orlando's lineup, 36 points per game, 18 rebounds. It's an interesting position for the Sixers. Through... Read more

Howard Suspended

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 3:47 PM
The Orlando Magic will be without Dwight Howard for tomorrow night’s Game 6 at the Wachovia Center. The NBA just announced a one-game suspension for the elbow Howard delivered in the first quarter of last night’s Orlando victory. The incident occurred a few minutes into the first quarter... Read more

Post-Game Drama

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 1:04 AM
For the first time in this series, the 76ers and Orlando Magic brought the game off the court, too. Tonight, after Orlando's 91-78 Game 5 victory, all kinds of things blew up. Here's a quick outline: 1.) The Sixers believe Dwight Howard should be getting called for 3-second violations, but isn't.... Read more

The Turning Point

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:25 PM
The most recent image of this nip-and-tuck series is Hedo Turkoglu's game-winning three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left on Sunday night. With that made shot, the Orlando Magic tied this series, 2-2. But what else did that shot ignite? By now, the play-by-play, and each team's thought process before and... Read more

A home-court chance

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 6:01 PM
We saw this a year ago: A 2-1 series lead, a home game to bust it open, a challenge against a much higher seed. But, somehow, this series feels different. Should it? Will it? The 76ers have said they have not talked about last season's first-round loss to the Detroit Pistons. They said this Sixers... Read more

Back Home

Friday, April 24, 2009, 7:58 PM
Tonight might be the clearest indication of where this series is heading. Are the Orlando Magic going to continue to miss shots? Can the 76ers avoid falling behind by 18? Can they avoid falling behind at all? In a seven-game series, so many story lines seem to develop. So many topics are rehashed... Read more

Making Magic Happen

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 5:29 PM
Winning Game 2, undoubtedly, will be much more difficult than winning Game 1. In the last three days, we've seen the Dallas Mavericks, in their bid to go up 2-0, lose badly to San Antonio. We've seen the Chicago Bulls, despite an amazing performance from Ben Gordon, lose their bid to go up 2-0 on the... Read more

Game 1

Sunday, April 19, 2009, 5:12 PM
76ers coach Tony DiLeo just spoke about 90 minutes before tonight's 5:30 p.m. tipoff at Amway Arena: Game 1 of the first-round playoff series between the Sixers and Orlando Magic. Considering the poor play of his team down the stretch, it seemed an appropriate question to ask DiLeo if he felt sure... Read more

76ers Playoff Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:33 AM
A few hours ago, the 76ers playoff opponent was determined: The Orlando Magic. A few minutes ago, the NBA released the game schedule. Here's how it looks: Game 1: Sunday, April 19. Philadelphia at Orlando. 5:30 p.m. TNT Game 2: Wednesday, April 22. Philadelphia at Orlando. 7 p.m. NBATV. Game 3:... 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
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