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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.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Chicago is in a rage today about Evan Turner's comments to the Daily Times' Dennis Deitch that the Sixers were fortunate not to be playing the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Truth hurts.

The Sixers do not match up well against Miami. Against Chicago: Look out.

If Derrick Rose stands on his head, the Bulls will be a handful. Sometimes, though, he struggles from the field. If Doug Collins can devise a gameplan to blunt Rose, the Sixers match up well everyplace else.

Consider: Chicago has the 18th-ranked NBA offense, the Sixers the 22nd. The Bulls are the top defensive team. The Sixers? Number 3.

If Chicago fans are fuming, it's because they are worried.

Sixers in six.

Check out my column on why the Sixers can defeat the Bulls in the Daily Times Saturday and, as always, on


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