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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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


BOSTON --- The Sixers lost by one point Saturday on a night when, 17 times, Rajon Rondo saw an open teammate and did something radical. He threw him the ball.

That's what point guards, real ones, do. They don't hesitate. They anticipate. The Sixers do not have one of those point guards. They have two, three or four players assigned to the position, every one of them thinking shot first, pass second.

It's the hand Doug Collins is being forced to play, and it can be a winning hand. There is more than one way to play basketball. But it's just a lot easier to make a committee system work at the point when the opponent doesn't have a Rondo-like magician.

Check out my column in the Daily Times and on Monday, along with a look at the struggling --- but willing --- Elton Brand.


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