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Getting The Jump (But Little Else) on the Heat

Sixers have been fading against the Heat.

Getting The Jump (But Little Else) on the Heat

After Tuesday's loss, Doug Collins is now 1-11 (including the postseason) against the Heat as the Sixers' head coach, although in those 12 games, they have outscored Miami by a point in the first quarter.

They are being outscored by 122 over the final three periods:

   1st     2nd     3rd     4th     Total   
 Sixers       280  258  254  259  1051
 Heat  279  332  278  283  1172
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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