Ah, the life of a Sixers fan. Tonight, the teams I'm rooting for are, in order: Memphis (vs. the Sixers), Detroit (@ Charlotte), Golden State (@ the Clippers) and ,Sacramento (vs. the Mavericks). Last night's game chart, a brief preview and game thread after the jump.
If you notice, the Sixers were +10 and really making a move until Jordan went with a lineup of Speights at the five, Kapono at the four, Willie at the three, Jodie at the two and Lou at the point. That's probably the ultimate tanking lineup he could've come up with and he played it at a crucial time, so kudos to you, EFJ.
Things to look forward to in this game:
- Iguodala vs. Mayo
- Dalembert vs. d-league fodder (Thabeet)
- Which team can muster the energy to compete for 48 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back
Two of their regular rotation players, Marc Gasol and Ronnie Brewer are done for the season, which doesn't help our cause.
If you remember the last time these teams met, the Griz dominated the Sixers on the offensive glass. Let's hope we see plenty of Kapono at the four and a repeat performance.
This is your game thread, the tip is at 8pm. I'll be here throughout. Join me if you can't wait to see what happens next.