This Sixers team is more than capable of staying hot. They used an extended hot streak to race out of the gates at the beginning of the season. They've won seven of nine, five of those on the road. The flip side of the coin is they're also more than capable of losing three straight. Stay hot. Get this win tonight. Finish the Bulls off before they can right the ship.
If I could write the script of tonight's game, this is the one Elton Brand would bring home. We've seen him struggle at times this year. We've heard him talk about saving himself. We've also seen him come to life and completely carry the team on both ends of the floor. If Chicago goes small tonight in Noah's absence, I'd like to see Brand punish them for it.
Ultimately, though, I don't really care how they get the win, just get it. Bury the Bulls tonight, on their home court, and get ready for whoever is next in line.
The tip is at 9:30pm on NBATV. This is your game thread. There's no place I'd rather be, join me to see the Sixers take care of business.
Prediction: Game 6 will not be needed.