The Sixers have apparently decided to cash this season in. If you need evidence, take a look at the game film from tonight's 104-86 loss, at home, to the Toronto Raptors.
When Iverson was first traded, the Sixers seemed to come together. They started playing like a team. Andre Miller was spreading the ball around, the other players were moving without the ball, looking for the open man. It was almost a feel good story ... almost. What they've become over the past couple of weeks is a sad team, with a dearth of talent, a coach who has no control over his roster, and a few guys with huge egos who see an opportunity to make a name for themselves.
It's not pretty to watch. Willie Green, Rodney Carney and at times Samuel Dalembert and even Andre Miller derail your favorite team, but still I watch. Tonight, Toronto blew this game wide open in the third quarter when they outscored the Sixers 32-14. The fourth quarter was basically a chance for Rodney Carney and the rest of the most shallow bench in the league to force up ugly shots and pad their stats.
The bad news is that the Grizzlies lost again tonight, and remain a game and a half ahead of the Sixers in the race for the worst record in the league. The player of the game tonight is Alan Henderson, because he's the only guy on the roster who didn't force up a bad shot tonight. His line, 11 minutes, 0-0 from the field, 3-4 from the line, 3 rebounds, 3 points. When does baseball season start?