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Sixers Look to Show Love an 'L' Tonight with Wolves in Town

Sixers Look to Show Love an 'L' Tonight with Wolves in Town

Rebounding has certainly not been one of the Sixers' strengths this season -- well below league average on the offensive boards, right about average overall -- and they'll be tested down low tonight when they take on Kevin Love and the 7-8 Minnesota Timberwolves.

Love was second in the entire NBA last season at 13.3 boards per game behind only Dwight Howard. You know who the Sixers could really use to help battle him? Andrew Bynum, who was third in the league last season at 11.8 per.

Doug Collins knows they'll have their hands full with the Wolves on the boards this evening.

"With tonight's game, we've to to do a good job with Love who'll will get down in the post," Coach said before the game. "He'll float around and shoot threes. He's a great outlet passer, a great offensive rebounder. This is a team also you have to keep off the free throw line."

What makes Love such a great rebounder?

"I think great rebounders see that shot go up and they have a feel where it's going to go. He's relentless, has very strong hands, good second effort, and carves out a lot of space for himself. He knows hows to use his body and has a great base."

Lavoy Allen is penciled in as the Sixers starting center this evening. Expect he, Kwame Brown, and Thad Young to battle Love and Pekovic on the boards all night long.

Notes: No Swaggy P. this evening who is out with a left great toe hyperextension.

7:00 tip from the WFC. Look out for the exciting half time show.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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5. Must be 19 years of age or older
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8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

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Tonight's lineup: Cesar Hernandez in, Maikel Franco out vs. Yu Darvish

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Tonight's lineup: Cesar Hernandez in, Maikel Franco out vs. Yu Darvish

Pete Mackanin continues to play musical chairs with his logjam of infielders.

Tonight, Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' lineup playing second and leading off. He sat against lefty Clayton Kershaw and will face righty Yu Darvish tonight. Hernandez has fared better against right-handers (.293) than southpaws (.279). He leads the team with a .359 OBP this season.

Maikel Franco will take a seat tonight. Franco has been much better over his last 10 games. In that span, Franco is 15 for 35 (.371) with two homers and seven RBIs. His average for the season is still just at .232.

J.P. Crawford will take over at the hot corner and bat seventh. Crawford has been sort of up and down since his call up, but his patented control of the strike zone has certainly translated at the big league level. The rookie is hitting a modest .256 so far but has an OBP of .340.

Here is the rest of tonight's lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
5. Nick Williams, RF
6. Aaron Altherr, LF
7. J.P. Crawford, 3B
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Aaron Nola, P

And here's how the Dodgers will line up against Nola:
1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Corey Seager, SS
3. Justin Turner, 3B
4. Cody Bellinger, 1B
5. Curtis Granderson, RF
6. Chase Utley, 2B
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Andre Ethier, LF
9. Yu Darvish, P