I'm going to keep the post mortem short and sweet for this one. The Sixers played an uninspired game against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. They allowed the Grizzlies to humiliate them on the boards, hang around through three quarters and actually take the lead late in the fourth.
Then Andre Iguodala happened
. In the final 2:14, Iggy put the team on his back. He scored 9 points and absolutely locked down O.J. Mayo on the most-important defensive possession of the game.
Andre Miller kept them in the game throughout, but when Iguodala realized the game was in question at the end, he would not be denied. This was a superstar effort.
We shouldn't overlook Sammy's fourth quarter either. He was all over the floor on defense, and absolutely would not allow Memphis to convert any easy layups. He gave hard fouls on consecutive plays, and had a key block on a Warrick drive. Royal Ivey also made his presence felt on the defensive end down the stretch.
Thanks to the Andres, the Sixers will head into the break riding high on a four-game win streak, and also with the tiebreaker edge for the #5 seed. All's well that ends well.
Player of The Game: Iguodala
Team Record: 27-24
Up Next: @ Indy, after the break
Check back later for Mike's first-person report.