There's been a ton of speculation about whether Doug Collins will change up his starting lineup. In a few short hours, we'll find out. My preference would probably be to sub Thad in for Hawes and see if the old closing time lineup can start a game out with some energy, but we're going to have to wait and see.
If we never see Lou or Jodie trying to guard Williams tonight, that would probably be a pretty good sign for the Sixers. I'd also love to see Doug go away from the rotations he's been using at the end of the first quarter into the beginning of the second and end of the third into the fourth with Lou, Jodie and Turner on the floor together. That lineup drives me crazy. You've got both Lou and Turner trying to dominate the ball for their own shots, and Jodie just standing there waiting for one of those guys to throw a pass that pretty much never comes. Not to mention their performance as a unit on the defensive end.
The tip is at 7:30pm. This is your game thread. I'll be here throughout, possibly wishing I was anywhere else. Join me if you're still hanging in there.
Prediction: PHI 110, NJN 85. The Sixers get healthy in a big way, but it really doesn't mean anything.