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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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


The Sixers were in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, executed well, defended with authority, fought the Boston Celtics ... and lost, 85-75, ending their season.

We just struggle to score, man,” Collins said. “I sit over there on the bench and you don't know how I agonize over what I can do to get us a basket. We are fighting and clawing to try to stay in the games and then we finally walk to the line and miss four or five free throws.

It's just been a nightmare for us trying to score.”

Basketball can be that simple. And simply, the Sixers missed nine of their first 10 shots Saturday and shot 28-for-80 ... many, many times earning themselves good looks.

They did have 15 turnovers, and they still need a point guard.

But until they can shoot, they will never be real championship contenders.

Check out my column on team president Rod Thorn's determination to add some shooters a Sixers notebook and more in the Daily Times Sunday and, as always, on


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