For only the second time in six weeks, the Sixers won a game they should have. Congratulations, guys. The Kings, without their two best players, were no match for Philadelphia tonight in Sacramento, 116-106 was your final
Let's take a different tack tonight, absolutely no criticism of Eddie Jordan will occur in this post. For the record, simply posting the rotation chart is not a direct criticism of the head coach.
The Sixers won this game on the back of excellent shooting from count 'em, seven different players. Offensive stars were plentiful, so let's just go through it in bullet-form.
- Allen Iverson - 6/14 FG, 2/2 3PT, 6/6 FT (20 points)
- Lou Williams - 9/15 FG, 2/4 3PT, 2/2 FT (22 points)
- Elton Brand - 5/10 FG, 4/6 FT (14 points)
- Rodney Carney - 5/6 FG, 4/5 3PT (14 points)
- Marreese Speights - 4/5 FG (8 points)
- Andre Iguodala - 7/10 FG, 1/2 3PT, 4/4 FT (19 points)
You know what, that pretty much sums the game up. The Sixers got down by double digits early thanks to the starters and a, let's say, offensively-inclined rotation, then Elton Brand led the charge to get the game back to even. Then when the starters faltered in the third quarter, the same thing happened again. Jumpers were falling all over the floor and pretty much the only guy left out of the party was Thad who shot a dismal 4/13 from the floor in only 26 minutes of action.
The Sixers shot 52.5% from the floor and 56.3% from three (9/16). This was the second consecutive game they shot better than 50%. They've won both of these games on unbelievable shooting, plain and simple. I'll let you guys decide if you think that's an anomaly or a trend.Player of The Game:
Andre Iguodala. On top of his sick shooting numbers, Iguodala chipped in with 7 boards, 9 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and only 1 turnover, that should've been another assist if not for Dalembert's two left hands.Team Record:
@ LAC, tomorrow night on TNT, in what will probably be the lowest-rated national game of the season.