76ers fans don’t even go to playoff gamesPosted by Inside Hoops
The Boston Globe (Peter May) reports on the Pistons-76ers Game 6 in the first round of the playoffs: All those red seats at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia for Game 6 were not because the Pistons took control early and made the game a runaway. It was because only 14,130 bothered to show up for what turned out to be an elimination game, well shy of the arena’s 20,444 capacity. In fact, none of the three Philadelphia home playoff games sold out; the first two drew more than 18,000. Then again, those who did show up for Game 6 saw the second-biggest loss in franchise history in an elimination game and the worst at home. The biggest: the Celtics’ 120-87 thumping in Boston in Game 5 of the first round in 2002.