The Sixers play their final game tonight in the Wachovia Spectrum, their home in the 1982-83 NBA championship season. The Sixers played in the Spectrum from 1967 to '96. Expect tonight to be one of nostaglia, highlighted by a halftime ceremony for the title team, including Julius Erving.
1967-68 TEAM ATTENDEE: Wali Jones
1982-83 TEAM ATTENDEES: Earl Cureton, Franklin Edwards, Julius Erving, Marc Iavaroni, Clemon Johnson, Reggie Johnson, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone
BY THE NUMBERS:
Seasons at Spectrum: 29
Winning pct.: 64.8
Points scored: 136,548
Opponents' points: 131,729
THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON:
n 1982-83, the Sixers were dominant at the Spectrum. Their numbers:
Regular-season record: 65-17
Playoff record: 12-1
Spectrum regular-season record: 35-6
Spectrum playoff record: 7-0
COMCAST SPORTSNET ON THE SCENE: "Daily News Live" will have interviews from the Spectrum with Bobby Jones, Doctor J, Earl Cureton and Wali Jones, among others. "DNL" is on Comcast SportsNet weeknights from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Michael Barkann. Also on CSN, "Sportsnite" at 6:30 and "Postgame Live" after the game will air from the Spectrum.
Friday, March 13, 2009