Another day, another loss. This time, the final was 100-98
, and it took an extra frame for the Golden State Warriors to put the Sixers away. Just like last night, however, there's really nothing to hang your heads about. The Sixers played a great game, and if not for poor foul shooting (25/38, 66%) they would've come away with a win in a game they had no business winning.
The two Andres were spectacular, and Iguodala must've been reading the comments here because he took the ball to the rim time and time again. His final line (8/17 FG, 9/10 FT, 11 Reb., 4 Asst., 5 steals, 2 blocks for 26 points) was exactly what we've come expect and the team needs from him. He took the big shots down the stretch, for the most part. Miller chipped in with a season-high of 23 (but only 4 assists). Lou Williams did exactly what Lou Williams does, play within himself, knock down big shots, and open eyes all over the league as to just how good he can be.
Willie Green, well, he started, sucked, sat, then played down the stretch. I'd probably get on Cheeks a little bit for giving Green and Carney minutes down the stretch and in overtime, but this was the second game of a back-to-back and he only went 8 deep in Detroit last night, so he gets a pass. Carney was worse than miserable, 1/6 from the floor, 0/1 from the line with 5 fouls in 16 minutes of play.
It's rough to watch two games in which the Sixers played very well both wind up in losses, but that's going to happen. There are a few things which need to be addressed, free throw shooting is my number one on-the-court concern at this point. When Korver comes back, the rotation and hopefully the starting lineup will also need to be shaken up.
The Sixers have a couple of off days now, then a trip to Milwaukee. The Bucks are a surprising 7-4 so far this season, 6-0 at home. When I looked at the schedule before the season started, I marked this one down as a Sixers win, so I'm sticking with it. Korver could be back for the game, and if they play the way they have in the last two, they'll outclass Milwaukee.
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