I can only assume that the headline is the general feeling in the locker room. I mean, I don't know how else you can explain the lack of a sense of urgency on the floor. I don't know how else you can explain not hustling after loose balls in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. I don't know how else you can rationalize not giving a foul when you're down by 4 points with 10 seconds left. I guess they felt like they didn't need the win.
I think I'm probably more disappointed in myself than the team. I mean, every single time I fall for it. I consider one bad loss a blip, when the fact of the matter is, this team never has one bad game then bounces back. It's always the beginning of something much worse.
As far as I'm concerned, Thad Young and Andre Iguodala are the only two guys who came ready to play tonight. They combined to shoot 20/34 from the floor for 49 points, 15 boards, 8 assists and 3 steals. The rest of the team shot 17/46 (37%).
That's all I have for now. Golden opportunities don't come along very often in this league. The Sixers sure like to squander them whenever they do, however.
Player of The Game: Thad (22 points, 8 boards, 3 assists)
Team Record: 37-35
Up Next: ATL on Tuesday.
By the by, Detroit is now only 1.5 games behind the Sixers, so I wouldn't feel so secure about coasting to the finish in the #6 slot.