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Sixers vs. Suns at a glance

PHOENIX – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series’ information for Saturday’s matchup between the 76ers and the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center:

Sixers vs. Suns at a glance

Phoenix Suns´ Eric Bledsoe dribbles the ball. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe dribbles the ball. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series’ information for Saturday’s matchup between the 76ers and the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center:

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (8-20)

12 Evan Turner F 6-7 19.3 ppg. 6.6 rpg.

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21 Thaddeus Young F 6-8 16.8 ppg. 6.7 rpg.

00 Spencer Hawes C 7-1 15.0 ppg 9.0 rpg.

31  Hollis Thompson G 6-8 6.0 ppg. 3.6 rpg.

1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 17.6 ppg. 3.0 spg.

SUNS (17-11)

17 P.J. Tucker F 6-6 9.0 ppg. 5.5 rpg.

8  Channing Frye F 6-11 11.0 ppg. 5.3 rpg.

22  Miles Plumlee C 6-11 9.7 ppg. 9.1 rpg.

1 GoranDragic G 6-3 18.0 ppg. 5.8 apg.

2 Eric Bledsoe, G 6-1 18.4 ppg. 6.0 apg.

COACHES

SIXERS

Brett Brown (8-20 career record)

SUNS

Jeff Hornacek (17-11)

TRENDS

SIXERS: Lost one game

SUNS: Lost one game

SERIES

The Suns hold a 61-52 all-time series advantage after defeating the Sixers, 95-89, in the teams’ last meeting (Jan. 2, 2013). That setback snapped the Sixers’ four-game series winning streak.

 - Keith Pompey

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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.

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