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April 2012

Apr 29
2012
1:38 AM

by Brian
Click for full story. Philadelphia's poor performance in the opener of their first-round series against the Bulls stopped being the story with 1:10 left in the game when Derrick Rose tore his ACL on a crazy jump-stop in the lane. Rose's absence is certainly an advantage for the Sixers in the remaining games of the series, but he didn't beat them today. The Sixers have a lot of work to do, schematically, on the defensive end prior to game two. (game capsule)
Apr 28
2012
11:15 AM

by Brian
Apr 28
2012
1:24 AM

by Brian
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Click for full story. As we've been reminded continuously, this Sixers team is pretty much the same Sixers team we've seen for the past half decade. If we're talking about ceilings, or draft picks, or regular season winning percentage, that's a bad thing. If we're talking about playoff performance, well, maybe it's not that bad.
Apr 27
2012
12:31 AM

by Brian
Click for full story. When the Sixers were sitting at 20-9, talk about winning a round in the playoffs was legitimate. When they were atop the Atlantic Division with an eye on home-court advantage and a lesser foe in the first round, it seemed like almost a certainty. Since then, the sky has fallen, any faith in the team has dissolved and we were pinning our hopes on a bit of luck for the honor of playing the team with the best record in the league in the first round instead of the Miami Heat. The Sixers are nothing if not frustrating, but here we are. The games count now. The question: Can the Sixers beat the Bulls?
Apr 26
2012
10:21 PM

by Brian
Click for full story. Well, the Sixers who suited up got their behinds kicked in the most meaningful, meaningless game of the season. The Sixers locked up the #8 seed and will head to Chicago to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. (game capsule)
Apr 26
2012
4:27 PM

by Brian
Apr 26
2012
1:50 AM

by Brian
Click for full story. In a game which they had to lose, if facing the Bulls instead of the Heat in the first round is preferable (Evan Turner thinks it is), the Sixers just couldn't help but win. You can't expect the players to tank, and I suppose leaving three of his best players behind in Pennsylvania and a fourth in street clothes was as far as Doug Collins was willing to go in the tanking direction. Luckily, the Knicks pulled out a win over the Clippers, so it's no harm no foul. (game capsule)
Apr 25
2012
6:00 PM

by Brian
Apr 25
2012
11:56 AM

by Brian
Click for full story. The Sixers will take the floor in Milwaukee tonight without Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young for a game that I honestly don't want them to win. The result is only meaningful if they somehow pass the Knicks over these final two games, but that doesn't mean they should turn this into a Summer League game. There's work to be done.
Apr 24
2012
8:18 PM

by Brian
Click for full story. The Sixers made a couple of related announcements today. First, they signed Xavier Silas, who spent some time with them in the preseason, for the remaining two games. Second, they announced that Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala and Thad Young didn't travel with the team for the final two games. I'm not a big fan of the second bit of news, the first is a positive, I guess. Kind of like how confetti after wins is a positive.
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Apr 24
2012
2:17 AM

by Brian
Click for full story. There haven't been many opportunities to feel good about this team over the past couple of months. Tonight, you should allow yourself the pleasure. The Sixers came into this game with an opportunity to put themselves in the playoffs and secure a +.500 season for the first time in 7 years. The left the floor a bit bloodied, but smiling through the pain as they put the final nail in Milwaukee's coffin. (game capsule)
Apr 23
2012
5:30 PM

by Brian

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