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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


The Sixers are headed to the playoffs. But will they be able to out-score anyone, once they are there?

That's the problem as the season winds down. And Doug Collins made it a point Wednesday that the only way his team can win now and in the postseason is with determined defense.

It almost worked Wednesday in a terrific game in the Wells Fargo Center, won by the Knicks, 97-92. In overturning a 19-point deficit to take a late lead, the Sixers challenged jump shooters, complicated New York's task at the offensive end, and got out and ran.

They didn't win. But they showed how they might be able to win in the postseason.

Check out my column Thursday in the Daily Times and on


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