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Break Up The Sixers!

How about that, eh? Last night, the 76ers won their third straight since losing Elton Brand for the year, this time over the Suns. The boys from Phoenix were on the second half of a back-to-back, but any time you hold Steve Nash to two points and run a team out of the gym it’s a good performance.

Even better, it was the young guys who stepped up last night: Marreese Speights (the most efficient rookie in the game) had a career-high 24 points and 7 boards, while Thaddeus Young maybe atoned for this possible mistake by dropping 25, also a career high.

The 76ers are only 26-24, but they are more than a game over .500 for the first time all season and are only three games out of hosting a first-round playoff series. (Hollinger puts their playoff odds at 91 percent.) How ’bout that, eh, indeed!

The 76ers are still hyping their Spectrum farewell party on March 13; today they sent out an .mp3 of Dave Zinkoff introducing the 76ers back at the old arena. You can listen or download below.

Zinkoff introduction

While we’re at it, here’s the Inquirer’s recap of last year’s game if you’re not into the current sports stories (McNabb and the Eagles, somehow, and the Phillies packing up chewing gum to send to Scientology World HQ) on the landscape and want some actual sports to read about.

Oh, and also at The Spectrum this weekend? MONSTER JAM!!!