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Game 74 Thread: PHI @ CHI

That's one of the knocks against Doug Collins is his insistence on riding his stars, sometimes at a detriment to both the star and the team as is the case with Iguodala. With Iguodala hurting is it a wise time to play him more minutes and cut the league-leading bench's minutes? Either way it hasn't worked. Why change things when they were working? Sometimes a good-great coach like Collins out-thinks himself and overlooks the obvious. Things like Iguodala is not a clutch player. He made a few in his career, but chances are for all those misses someone else on the team might have gotten a swish - Jrue, Lou, Meeks, Thad, Brand?

per katie fagan, iggy will play tonight

That's one of the knocks against Doug Collins is his insistence on riding his stars, sometimes at a detriment to both the star and the team as is the case with Iguodala. With Iguodala hurting is it a wise time to play him more minutes and cut the league-leading bench's minutes? Either way it hasn't worked. Why change things when they were working? Sometimes a good-great coach like Collins out-thinks himself and overlooks the obvious. Things like Iguodala is not a clutch player. He made a few in his career, but chances are for all those misses someone else on the team might have gotten a swish - Jrue, Lou, Meeks, Thad, Brand?

I think this game will be close.

derrick rose will go off, just make sure his shots are contested jumpers and not lay-ups, they have to try to keep rose in front of them, if they cant then team defense will be huge

spread is +11.
moneyline is over 5 to 1.

damnit, i hate NBA tv

lul any1 got a link?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:16
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Come on Jrue, bad turnover.

Then he throws it backwards on a 2 on 1 break. ugh

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:18
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Jodie w/ a good attack for the pull up.

Always pleasantly surprised when Jodie scores off the dribble... he does it about once a game too

thanks jodie

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:19
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Airball Jodie? wow and it was wide open

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:23
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Good cross court pass from Jrue, nice skip-touch pass from Dre to Jodie in the corner for 3! Good ball movement.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:24
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Call the damn foul on Jrue. Rose got him w/ the body.

He was kind of straight up after replay though

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 20:27
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What's up! Good start so far.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:28
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Hawes w/ his third J! Hah

anybody spot Brian yet? i haven't been looking - Agent 00 has me mesmerized...

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 20:31
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Bulls look sluggish resembling Sixers from yesterday. Though, Sixers are very active defensively.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:31
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Good play out of timeout.

THADDEUS!!!

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:34
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Good hard push by Dre. good follow by Thad.

Just an excellent quarter. Please no letdown from the bench brigade. Keep pushing the ball off misses like the starters have been doing. Stay on the attack.

13 field goals, 9 assists.. nice

god , when iggy is driving does he ever plan on putting it in? or is his driving game that bad? its like he just drives in and throws it in the air all crazy JESUS

i just can't see how the bulls are gonna keep missing shots like this, so the 76ers will probably have to weather a storm at some point in the next 12mins...

Good to see turner out there

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:38
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Thad and-one!

Turner with early minutes, not Noc, do something, anything kid....

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:39
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Boy, Thad will throw up bricks rather often, even though the clock was expiring that time. He's just so far off with his J's.

I need to find out the last time thad hit a 15 footer

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:42
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Good sneak pass from Lou, think it was for EB though but slipped through to Thad.

Always one of the benefits of a crappy letdown and losing a very winnable game = max effort the next time out.

Best part is Collins can use the crappy Kings loss as motivation for the rest of the regular season when they have to get up for a team like the Pistons.

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 20:44
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This is really good play from the team

I hope we get more good lou tonight

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:45
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Turner with poor effort on D there.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:47
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Come on Thad, Gibson just gave you your own medicine. D up better than that.

i like gibson, but the bulls bench sorta blows. not sure they can make a deep playoff run with CJ Watson and the like.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:48
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Yeah, Thad with the shimmy-shake and layup on Boozer for and-one. Doug called the hell out of that play.

Turner should have gone up for the 3 there with his man in the air. Little weak, bro.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:50
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aannnd the home crowd boos! heh....sure is a different game than last time we were in this building.

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 20:50
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Bulls fans booing!

Little disappointed there isn't a "www.depressedfan.com" sign behind the sixers bench tonight.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:54
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Good draw the D and pass Lou to Thad. Keep running off these misses.

can't let them within 15.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:56
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Andre needs to chill with the long J's. He hit his first two and don't think he's made the three(?) he's shot since.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 20:57
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Dag, Hawes had played well in his first run. Came back just a few ago and picked up only his 2nd foul and DC pulls him.

Speights is really an awesome basketball player.

speight completely blows his D assignment

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:03
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Well Marreese, if Boozer catches the ball at the foul line don't just stand under the basket and look at him dunk it. sheesh

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:05
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4 on 2 break and EB waits too long to pass it. Jodie misses a jumper. Second bad break opportunity passed up.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:06
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I'm just confined to the fact that Dre just can't finish. Damn..........

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:08
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another break opp blown. third one i think

They missed a chance to win this game in the 2nd qtr. Blew a bunch of breaks and FT's that could have easily pushed the lead to 30. But now they are a small push from it being close.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:13
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COme on Lou got fouled after getting his man to bite on the fake. If that's Rose he's on the line.

What a half. Thad was beasting it and energetic as hell. Hawes good in his initial run. EB is giving it. Jodie has missed a couple of open ones but he should keep shooting it. Dre looks not as aggressive on the defensive end and settling on O instead of looking to attack, expected. Jrue was good. Lou wasn't bad and had some nice assists. Turner and Speights are better left unsaid.

2 more like those two and it'd be a fun plane ride home. And make Brian's trip soooo much more enjoyable. I'm convinced his presence is the reason they're winning this game, I mean he predicted it in his last 12 games post ;)

Thad has been a beast. I was kind of shocked when he came out. Crowd is getting kind of restless. Glad they kept it over 15. Going to need 24 minutes of energy in the second half.

I'm sitting right behind mike Preston, red sixers warmup jacket. (3 point line on the hoop the Bulls are shooting at in the second half).

Man, one more half like that and I'll be a happy man.

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Mixville on Mar 28 at 21:17
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This game will have 1 of the following outcomes:

1. The best win of the season (after losing 2 straight, going into a rested #1 Chicago, 2nd of Back to back) every excuse to lose, but pull it out.

2. The worst loss of the season. They have lost games with big leads before, but a 23 point 1st half lead that should have been 30.

Hopefully they can pull it out.

Rose is going to have a good second half.. just has to.

Asik isn't going to miss 4 layups this half.

Let's hope Thad keeps it up and everyone makes open shots. Should be a win.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:17
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My guess so far is Brian is about six rows up and about four seats from the aisle? If he has on the same jacket he wore to the New Orleans game this year??

I spotted him at the Harris half court heave buzzer beater last year in NJ and the Hornets game earlier this year, can't get a good enough look this time though.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:28
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Holy smokes, is Brian right on the first row behind the end of the scorer's table?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:29
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Whoa, Jrue w/ an awesome look down low to Hawes. But he passes it out to Dre. whew, Dre hits the 3!

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:30
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Jrue 4 3! Way to push the lead right back up! Keep it up....

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 21:31
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A really good start again

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:33
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Damn, Jodie missed wide open look from deep. Gets a steal and throws a too far outlet for a hobbled Dre. Bogans hits a 3. 5 point swing there.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:34
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Catch the ball EB, come on. Good foul though to prevent the breakaway.

So (I don't get NBATv), is Jrue doing a great job on Rose, or is Rose just gunning way less than usual?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:34
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Jodie w/ the charge! questionable call though

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:35
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Rose and-one. Here comes their run. Just make shots to stem their tide. Rose is pissed off after that charge.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:37
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Dammit another good pass from Jrue down low to Hawes and he can't finish the layup. ugh

How many easy shots does Hawes clank a game?

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Tray reply to TS on Mar 28 at 21:40
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He misses 1.4 a game from inside 10 feet.

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TS reply to Tray on Mar 28 at 21:44
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Thanks for the stat. It's frustrating so it always seems like more.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:39
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Got it to 11 and Dre knocks down a fadeaway.

Keep them off the o-boards please.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:40
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Thad comes back in w/ 5 and a half min left. He has to go the rest of the way, no?

Thad w/ the take and layin!

God their bigs are such a pain in the ass

didn't mean to reply there

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:41
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Come on Lou, bad damn shot. Too early and a jumper. Go to the rack on Rose, Lou. Take his ass.

Lou is 1/17 in the last two games. That's some awful shit.

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 21:43
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This is getting too close for comfort

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:45
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Ugh, bad pass from Andre to Thad. Bad spacing.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:46
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EB w/ a good foul, but it's his 4th.

He was battling on that one.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:48
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Dammit, o-board off a free throw.

Stop taking jumpers and move the ball and attack.

Why is Lou in the game?? WHY???

As I'm sure you've noticed, Boston lost to Indiana, putting them in a tie with the Heat. Hibbert had a big night against Boston's trade-diminished front line.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:49
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Lou took that last jumper, btw. He had Thad on the pop off the pick but took the J himself.

O-board again? No, offensive foul on them. whew

Speights has to work hard here if he wants any playing time from here on out.

Finally, a call in the Sixers favor. The Bulls have been getting a bunh of bullshit calls putting them at the line

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:50
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Ugh, another break opportunity and Thad travels with a high dribble. shoot....

Did Zumoff just say YESSS for kyle korver? hahaha

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Joe reply to T McL on Mar 28 at 21:52
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I was wondering the same. Believe he did.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:52
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Wow, love Doug sending Thad out to double on Rose to make him give it up.

SHit, Korver still gets them a bucket with 2 sec left.

Not a good quarter, didn't keep the pedal to the metal and settled too damn much. So many jumpers and no ball movement like in first half. Think we had 14 assists at halftime and only 17 now. Just 3 that quarter if I'm not mistaken.

Yeah Doug, just keep playing Lou. THAT'S the way to go...

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:55
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Bench has to step it up here. Speights is soft as tissue.

Honestly they have us where they want us. We needed to be up by 8-12 going into the 4th. Now we're just setting ourselves up for blowing the game with some catastrophic late-game offensive execution.

I don't see how we end up winning this one. They just smacked us in the mouth and we might be too dazed to recover.

Questionable calls going both ways tonight.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:56
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Lou has to stop driving toward the baseline, it's just an extra defender. Just try to get to the middle of the floor.

Let's get Jodie Meeks in there. At least he knows his role, has actually made a shot today and doesn't get ridiculed on defense.

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AJ reply to AJ on Mar 28 at 21:57
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I didn't mean for Jrue...

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:57
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Big, big shot, even though I didn't like it. Dre w/ the pullup and foul. ANd-one! make. it. please. Dre.

Andre!

How does Doug think this is gonna end, with Jodie guarding Rose??

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 21:59
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Andre in love with his jumper now. He takes a fadeaway, not a good look from him.

Gotta get Jodie off Rose. Oh now, now it's Lou.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:01
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Come on Doug, these matchups aren't in our favor right now. Sub someone out, they're feasting on us now.

ugh turnover. bad pass from Dre.

Does Doug want to lose this game get jrue in there now

The bulls back line is doing a great job protecting the rim this half. shot charts must be interesting for this one

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 22:03
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Makes you get nervous and anxious when it gets like this

pulled his groin

was that brain on tv? in the red jacket

*brian

I think it was...

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:05
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EB from his sweet spot! Back up to 8. come on!

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:06
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EB trying to do too much, He should have given it back to Jrue out at the arc.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:07
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Yes, EB block and Thad runout!

ugh boozer J

Knicks are going to win.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:08
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Damn Thad's knee buckled didn't it? Brian's delayed reaction and the wife's was priceless...lol

didn't spot that... wish I invested in DVR for those moments

Think he pulled his groin

Is this the Lou show on offense and Jrue devoting 100% on D?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:11
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OK Lou, about time you attacked. Just make your freebies.

Collins just snuck a 4 minute rest for Iguodala... lol.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:13
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Two man game with Hawes and Dre. Hawes w/ the J!

Spencer Hawes... ice in his veins hahaha

SPENCERRRRRRRRRRRRR

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:14
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Spencaaaaa! with another JUMPER! LEt's go!

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bebopdeluxe on Mar 28 at 22:14
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Spencer FUCKING Hawes

Hawes hits two huh-yuggeee jumpers as stoned81 rejoices!

Big shots, Spence.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:18
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Dammit Jrue, stepped out of bounds. come on

Great D jrue

Crazy ending in New York. Down four with thirty seconds, Arenas, who made his first shot of the game a couple minutes prior, made an impossible three. Then Melo got triple-teamed and passed to an open Toney Douglas on the baseline. He tossed up a floater with ten to go, and Howard recovered from triple-teaming Melo at the foul line to goaltend it into the seats. That put the Knicks up three. But then, of course, they blew their three-point coverage and gave Richardson an open three, tying the game. With five seconds left, Knicks get the ball back. Carmelo throws up some crap out of a triple team, easily grabs his own miss, and fails to put it back in. Frazier blames it on his "subliminal" fear of losing. So they go to overtime.

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Joe reply to Tray on Mar 28 at 22:20
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Appreciate the summary.

AGENT 00

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:19
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Dammit Lou dribbling the crat out of it. Just give it to Hawes!!!!

Yeah baby! How about Hawes?

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bebopdeluxe on Mar 28 at 22:20
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Spencer Hawes

You can't stop him - you can only hope to contain him.

+100000000000000000

That was Rose's 9th turnover.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:21
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If we ultimately win this game, it kind of pisses me off even more considering yesterday's stinker.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:22
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Good foul by Hawes on Noah. Just be smart with the ball on O.

Anyone else getting distorted audio with their game on comcast?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:22
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After going to locker room holding his hamstring, Thad's back. whew

Zumoff confirmed "right groin strain"... i'd imagine it's going to hurt him a lot more tomorrow morning than it does now.. but playing on it shouldn't do any more damage right?

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eddies' heady's reply to T McL on Mar 28 at 22:26
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guess not if he's back out there. but it would seem that strain could turn into a pull if they push it.

Game. Set. Match.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:23
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Dre follow-up dunk! Dagger!

Lou runout dunk! Double Dagger!!!!!!!

Looooooouuuuuuu!!!!!! I'm a boss!!!!

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:24
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Did the Bulls forget to sew an "E" on the end of the first word on their uni's tonight? heh

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bebopdeluxe on Mar 28 at 22:27
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Was that Brian they just flashed with the iPhone?

Sweet.

Big win!!!!

That was a close-up of brian with 54 seconds left, right?

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:29
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What. A. Win.

Just still disappointing as all get out when looking back at yesterday's game. Tried to wipe it from memory but this win just rehashed it.

ESPN headline: Rose leads Bulls in loss with 31.

It'll be something like that.

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James reply to Joe on Mar 28 at 23:05
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"Bulls' home streak ends" is what it is. Would nice if the sixers were mentioned

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Spencer Flaws on Mar 28 at 22:30
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Luol Deng on the list??

3-11 for 10 points. Added to the list

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South Broad on Mar 28 at 22:30
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Now that was fun, good game

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bebopdeluxe on Mar 28 at 22:33
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I am just so proud of what Collins has done with this team. Think about that utter abortion that was last season under EFJ...to now see this team show the cojones and resiliancy that they have show time and time again.

I am proud to be a fan of this team.

Well, in more Magic-Knicks drama, Howard fouled out on a phantom loose ball call, threw the ball into the backcourt, and got T'd up. Then, Hedo hit a three to tie it with 50 seconds but it didn't count because, after Richardson and Melo got into a scuffle on the floor for a loose ball, Richardson, still lying on the floor, actually grabbed Melo's ankle as Melo was running down the court and tripped him. That finished Orlando off.

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Rich reply to Tray on Mar 28 at 22:41
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You forgot the part where Melo actually tripped Richardson first which is why he was lying on the floor, but Dick "I should not be allowed to officiate basketball" Bavetta saw the second one.

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Tray reply to Rich on Mar 28 at 23:15
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Well I think they both went to the floor of their own volition, and then as Melo was getting up he tossed Richardson aside. But that first toss looked to me more like one of those things that happens when players get tangled and just reflexively push the other guy away.

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Rich reply to Tray on Mar 28 at 23:40
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The problem with that is that he didn't toss him. Richardson got up before Melo and was running away and Melo stuck his arm (or leg?) out and tripped him. The smile on his face after it was over said it. It was pretty much the exact thing Richardson did, but the retaliator always gets punished.

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Tray reply to Rich on Mar 29 at 0:25
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I imagine you're right, though I saw it differently. I've always thought I'd make a lousy referee.

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Rich reply to Tray on Mar 29 at 0:33
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I don't really like blaming the refs, because it is a really hard job, but Bavetta is different. Not only is he just unqualified at this point, but he's been involved in an alarming number of the fishiest games that the league has ever.

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Tray reply to Rich on Mar 29 at 0:50
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That's true. It's a shame we won't get the 5th seed, we'd have a very good chance against Orlando. All they are is Howard and a bunch of fairly soft shooters.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 22:39
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You would think Thad is the runaway potg but Andre had a quietly strong game, sans the 4 turnovers. He stuffed the sheet tonight.

Dre did fill up the stat sheet but you gotta give it to Thad. 21 points, 7 boards, 4 blocks, and 2 steals in 25 minutes.

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eddies' heady's reply to The Polar Bear on Mar 28 at 23:10
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Oh, it's def Thad for me.

Collins in post game:

"Thad is indispensable"

"Andre should be defensive player of the year"


Makes me think Collins is really gonna push hard to get him re-signed. He already called him his favorite player in an earlier game.

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eddies' heady's on Mar 28 at 23:12
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Well, all the vultures came out in the Philly media today after the Sacramento loss. Wonder if Smallwood and Phil Sheridan feel compelled to write an article tomorrow after tonight's victory? I won't bet on it....

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Tom Moore on Mar 28 at 23:12
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Sixers run past Bulls

http://ow.ly/4on4V

I have to say, that was the best win I've ever witnessed and this team has so much heart. Couldn't be happier tonight.

Attending games in CHI? Pretty strong devotion there Brian. How bout my boy Hawes with the 3 big baskets at the end?

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jkay reply to Brian on Mar 29 at 2:09
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camera got an exclusive shot of you Brian, red suit, grey undershirt, black camera.
get up the summary post up quick; we want to gush about our Sixer team.


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