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The Misery Ends Tonight

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There is no guarantee tonight will be Evan Turner's last in a Sixers uniform. Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown and even Nick Young could return as well. The only sure thing is tonight will be a farewell for Doug Collins as the team's head coach. Love him, hate him, or have no feelings either way about him, Doug's vinegar-strokes faces will no longer be on the sidelines when this team (or at least a new team wearing the same uniform) takes the floor next fall. One last time in Indy.

Neither team has anything to play for tonight. With a loss, the Sixers can guarantee no worse than a three-way coin flip for the 10th-worst record in the league with Toronto and Portland. Portland has dropped 12 straight games in their desperate quest to draft Plumlee at #10.

I expect Collins to tank this game like he did in Detroit the other night. Moultrie, Justin Holiday and probably Jenkins could see 30 minutes or more of action. I expect hugs and tears all around when Thad comes off the floor for the final time (probably in the third quarter).

The tip is at 8pm. Call me a sucker, but I'm planning to rush home for one final game thread, because who knows what's in store next season.
by Brian on Apr 17 2013
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