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Game 77 Thread: PHI @ MIL

Miami's considering signing Eddy Curry. Wojnarowski says there's better than a 50% chance, Pat Riley told the Palm Beach Post that he's merely thinking about it.

Curry wouldn't be available for the playoffs with the Heat, right? Isn't that deadline long-gone? Ah shaky cam! Thought I was watching a Michael Bay movie for a minute. Was wondering where the explosions were. lol Just kidding. Thanks :-) Go 76ers!

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Court_visioN reply to Joseph Huber on Apr 2 at 19:41
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i think you can sign anybody as long as they were waived or release before the deadline. correct me if i'm wrong here

Yeah, that's my understanding. It's not when you're picked up, but when you're released.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:05
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Dag Brian, how cool was it to actually be in the post game locker room? Did you have a small case of the nerves before asking guys questions? Thanks for the videos. Such a different angle around here than what we're used to.

Glad you mentioned Jrue's no trips to the line in your wrap. Not a complaint, but was really disappointed to see him come up nada in that category last night.

I'd love a recap just around Brian's experience - maybe tomorrow evening or something since we're off for a bit.

It was pretty surreal being in the locker room before and after. I was in the Nets locker room, just looked up and Deron Williams was sitting there eating soup.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 20:33
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ha that's awesome. I'm sure it was a neat experience. I'd be downright giddy. The Sixers locker room? lol

Sweet, I've got the game in HD on league pass.

you're having a good week.

Yeah, if not for that pesky day job it would've been perfect.

Maggette is starting instead of Delfino. Iguodala needs to attack that matchup in the half court.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:35
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Can we get a United Center second-go-round effort and result in this one... please.

Forgot my prediction, here you go.

PHI 95, MIL 84

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:38
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We're getting 100+ tonight

Here we go.

Hawes loses the tip.

Jodie breaks the seal.

MIL looked to Bogut on the blocks on the first possession, Hawes did a good job of standing his ground.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:41
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Andre jumping before passing, turnover.

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 20:42
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can i get a link?

Is our transition D bad? That was one of their announcers keys.

Jrue, don't get in foul trouble, please.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:43
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How about that? Off that inbounds they ran a p&r with Meeks and Hawes. And Meeks gave him a little wrap around bounce pass. heh

Ugh, I think they need to go more north/south against this D. Find a crease, go to the hole. Swinging side to side isn't going to work.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:45
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ugh good fake Jrue to get him in the air, but when you got into the lane you should have drew (no pun!) the contact and went to the line, maybe made the shot too.

There you go, nice p&r w/ JH finding Spence for the layup (non-sissy variety).

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:46
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Great close pass from Jrue to Spencaaaaa..I like 'ol uber-flex-wrist.

Spence w/ the sweet find of Jodie.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:47
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Dag, Spencer, good look. Jodie cuts very well off the ball.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:48
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Nice floater from Jrue. He still looks in rhythm from last night.

Solid start. 15-8, timeout MIL.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:49
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Spencaaaaaa J! lol.........

Best I've seen Spence play all year.

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eddies' heady's reply to tk76 on Apr 2 at 20:51
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That's the product of Doug's more "bouncy".

At least he does look to be getting a bit bigger in his upper half. He still has chicken legs and bad knees.

Man, Milwaukee just loves taking long twos.

Hawes coming back to eart.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:53
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...man that TiqIQ ad takes sooo long to load which holds up the stored info....

Jrue for three.

That was a real pretty pick and pop w/ Jrue and AI9.

Jrue to the line. Bogut's second foul. Big play, actually.

Bogut out w/ 2 fouls. Thad in. Happy days.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:55
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Good attack Jrue, to the line. So needed...

24-16. Jrue bought himself a couple extra minutes by getting fouled when he did. Lou was coming in for him.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:57
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Good job by Andre to just duck/lower his shoulder with that hard dribble there to get the fast break layup.

I know last night was the Nets, but we just look so crisp, now and then.

the tony stewart commercial is the first tolerable commercial on league pass.

Good D by Thad, nothing you can do about that fallaway garbage.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 20:59
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Let's go Lou, penetrate and set guys up like last night.

Thad w/ the blown bunny.

Mullet about to check in.

Ugh, Lou just dribbled for 17 seconds.

PHI 30, MIL 20 after one.

Lou gets the +1 with 3.3 seconds left on the clock. Strong first quarter.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:02
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Good job Lou. Sessions was swarming you for the second time, if you're going to dribble make it purposeful, be going somewhere, and-one opp.

Sessions isn't on this team anymore, is he?

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:06
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really don't know. who was that hounding Lou both times then?

Think it was Dooling.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:03
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We're on pace for 120. They? 80. Three more like it.

Michael Redd sighting.

Too much settling, especially with Bogut on the bench. Get into the lane.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:08
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That was a foul? On Spencer? huh

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:12
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Good squat and balance on that loaded-up J from Jrue.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:13
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Good defensive possession. Lou to the line on other end. More of that. Him or Jrue, to the line...

Thought Doug might take a TO when they cut it to 7, letting them play through it a little.

Long range sissy hook.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:18
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Awwww. Spencer hook! loll

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:20
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Good steal Lou. Team defense is so tenacious. They're so sound on their principles.

Meeks is getting better w/ that long two catch and shoot.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:21
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Hawes with a nice get-back, Jodie with a beautiful outlet to Dre.

Jo-3!

Thanks Court and Brian for that Curry info. Looks like the Bucks are creeping back into this game. Dre needs to get more involved on the offensive end. What about Hawes? 10 points 5 rebounds and 2 assists. This is better than a lot of his games this season.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:22
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Sometimes we look like we can be so good. Not that we aren't.

I think there is a chance we see Hawes play 30 mins a game in the playoffs. Leads the team in minutes played tonight.

JODIE!!!

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:26
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Damn, nice gather of the ball by Hawes and subsequent pass to Jodie for 3! wow

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:27
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aaaannndd we get a shot clock violation. love it..

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Court_visioN reply to eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:38
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Best part was when CDR's airballed jumper bounced off Spencer's head out of bounds

PHI 48, MIL 39 at the half.

Starters stabilized a bit when they got back in there, but a pretty blah quarter. I'd like to see them put MIL away early in the third.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:29
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How much run did Thad get?

11 minutes.

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 21:31
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sit out iggy and brand for turner and thad. Give these key guys a rest doug

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eddies' heady's reply to Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 21:36
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I say stomp their throats.

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Spencer Flaws reply to eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:39
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now that i think about it. They blew us out last time. I agree stomp their damn throats!

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:35
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The ultimate X-factor Jodie Meeks is 5-5, 2-2, and 1-1 from the stripe with other sprinkles on top. Hell of a half for the kid.

Nice rebound from last night. I liked that Iggy recognized Meeks after the game last night (and Doug's speech to the team) for all the hard work he did that year.

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eddies' heady's reply to Rodney Buford on Apr 2 at 21:43
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wow, interesting. brings chills just hearing it...

Let's go Sixers!!

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South Broad on Apr 2 at 21:40
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Good basketball by the guys. Keep it up. The team seems motivated.

Hawes to the line again.

Ugh, not the kind of start to the third I was looking for.

Ugh, spence.

ditto.

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 21:50
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get hawes out?

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:50
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Um, we need to buckle down and put these guys away.

Don't fall into shooting just jumpers. Go at them.

Timeout Collins. Four-point game.

I'd probably go to Thad for Hawes here, simply to up the energy level on the floor. They look flat to me.

Wow, Hawes for Spence. Didn't see that coming.

Brand misses a pair, come on.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 22:01
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I hope you NEVER see that coming. lol

Meant Speights for Spence.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:55
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About time they give EB some contact calls, he doesn't get as many whistles as he deserves sometimes.

Jesus, wake up.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:56
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Cant we clean this up? We're looking like the last time we were in Milwaukee...

EB....

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:57
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Jrue with a nice outlet pass, Dre fouled.

thank god for Brand

Flagrant on Speights?

Gotta think it gets taken back upon review tomorrow.

I didn't see a flagrant on that, just two guys fouling him.

that was a flagrant?

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 21:59
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How about that pat-away steal by Andre? heh

Jrue loses it, gets it back on the block! Flagrant? huh they looked to all be going for the ball to me...

poor speights, he's got some bad luck imo.

The only thing flagrant about that series was Jrue's turnover.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:02
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Come on Lou, good foul though.

Lou shoudl've had that ball in his left hand there, left it open for that pick.

If they want this game, they're going to have to fight now. If they'd fought at the beginning of this quarter, MIL would've just gone away.

out of curiosity of the rule that i don't entirely understand, could that of been called a clear path foul?

Which one? The Lou foul on Jennings, or the flagrant?

Neither could've. If you foul him in the act, it's not clear path. That's when you're out on the court and there's no defensive player between the ball and the hoop.

Now they look exactly like they did the last time they were here.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:05
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Who should have rotated out to Speights man there, Gooden on that J? Him? Or?

No idea. I assume Speights left him to help, if it was a switch, then Jrue should've found Gooden, but I kind of doubt it was. Probably Thad.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 22:09
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yeah i thought Thad too but just wasn't sure in that situation, bc i felt reese had help at the rim.

The Sixers bench is 2/11 for 4 points.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 22:10
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had no idea. wow. and we're tied? hmmnn

Atta boy, Jrue. Drive and dish to Noc for the corner three.

Looks like Lou might be hurt. Kapono time!

Let's take the lead heading into the fourth, please.

Damn, Lou limping off.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:11
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Hey, what's wrong with Lou? Why did he leave?....please no...

Jrue? ugh

wtf kapono

PHI 61, MIL 61 after three.

What a terrible third quarter. Jrue started the game 2/3, he's 1/9 since then.

I'm going to say it, I think that Noc is better than turner atm. Turner is atrocious to half court offense, and i don't think he's that much better of a defender atm.

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eddies' heady's reply to Jason on Apr 2 at 22:14
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nod my head

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:13
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We were on pace for 120, they 80. We're now on pace for 82 and so are they. 1st and 4th night?

5th game in 7 nights - but on the flip side, unusually quiet night from Thad so far so there's upside there for the 4th.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:15
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Atta boy Jrue. Go at them...!

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:16
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Thad can't handle Drew, Drew can't handle Thad's left.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:17
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Thad throwing that to Kelvin Sampson? did he recruit him or something...lol

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:18
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You missed it Jrue but good idea.

Salmons 3, like last time? come on.....

Turnover by Jrue...dag

c'mon jrue

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:19
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Thad-dunkonous!

Who got that steal? Who got it?

Ugh, settle the fuck down. Don't let this ugly second half turn into an ugly loss.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:21
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He missed it, but I loved that Rondo-like play from Jrue where he continued his dribble going under the basket and to the other side. Then turned, got his man on his backside, and spun for the shot off the glass. Look at the tape and expand your repertoire kid.

Hamstring problem for Lou, will not return.

It really hard to watch Noce play "defense"

I was thinking the exact same thing. Where is the toughness - he looked like me out there on Salmons.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:22
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Is this kid listening to Krush Groove? lol

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:23
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Lou hamstring won't return...hope it's not lengthy

His hamstring or his absence?

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:29
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both

love jrue boxing bogut out

Iguodala needs to take some shots. when he drives into the lane. nothing's working so far. pressure on the ball everywhere.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:25
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It's 6 left and we're down by 7....run left guys? just one?

They should probably put AI9 on Salmons at this point.

That was a pretty drive by Thad.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:26
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Whirling dervish Thad!

Salmons....

Foul! Thad to the line...yeah stop settling for perimeter looks....go at these guys

They're so aggressive on the perimeter, you have to think the back-door lobs would be open against them, no?

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:30
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Just keep d'ing up guys...let's go..

holy toledo! thad explosion!!

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:31
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Thad! you've got that shit all day...12 of our last 14 pts..

Good run, keep fueling it with your defense.

I think this will be sign of things to come in the playoffs. Perhaps when we are struggling to score Thad may well be our best option.

at least iggy didn't get the charge...... one of these days the Iggy drive dump to thad will work.

Come on, let's go.

damn Bogut is something else

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:34
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I want to see how they respond to a grind it out game on the road. I'm sort of glad it turned out this way.

Alright, down a hoop with 2:30 to go. Show me something and win this game, huh?

really want us to win this game.
Bucks playing playoff-calibre defense.

Ugh. AI9 airball out of the TO. Get a stop.

Jrue to EB. Let's go, tie game.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:37
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EB with the equalizer. Let's go.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:38
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OK, Fuck it on both ends. that ball has too much air in it....

Our ball! TO Doug...

Great D. Come on now, get a hoop.

its crazy how we could lose tonight bcos Drew Gooden is hitting jumpers.
AWESOME defense by Iggy.

I want Meeks to get a shot here. Just once.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:40
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I think it's crazier that we scored 30 pts in the 1st quarter, and only have 49 in the 3 qtrs since...damn

good look. did Collins call Jrue's number out of the TO?

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:41
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That was a good play by Jrue, he just didn't knock it down. Just get a stop and we get last shot...

Got a good look off that play. Ugh, come on. Get this stop, then let's walk off with a win.

so...............who get's the ball now?

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:42
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Please capitalize. Not five more minutes. Just please no...

Walk. Okay, win or overtime here. Don't leave them any time, please. I don't really care if it's a perfect look, you just don't give them the ball back in this situation.

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Tray reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 22:46
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I don't know, the Bucks are bad enough at scoring the ball that I might have sacrificed some time for a perfect look, instead of going to the "do nothing until 4 seconds are on the clock" offense. Plays made under that kind of time-pressure often don't work out.

lololol

Wow, they just put Maggette in for Bogut in this situation. Wow.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:43
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Give . it . to . to . Jrue.

i wish i had philly stream for zumoff atm.

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 22:44
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noce in for brand?

Fuck me. Did he have Thad with a good pass?

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 22:45
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I thought he did. dont have dvr though

well then .... can't blame Lou now...

welp, there goes Jrue's chance as the closer.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:44
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Nevermind....just win this ok?

That was fucking awful.

Thad please.

don't foul pls

Great look - but the best possible guy for the sixers to take that one.

Salmons dribbled when he got the board, didn't he? Why did they get to advance?

PHI 79, MIL 79 at the end of regulation.

Well, bonus basketball. They get a chance to win an OT game.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:47
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Well I asked for it, a grind it outer....We have to win, no? How can we not? Bring it home fellahs

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 22:47
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well i love how we didn't get a shot up just now. But why can't we have jodie run around some screens and let him be the first option get the shot. I mean he is the clutchest player when it comes to free throws

btw, add "dealing with double teams" to Jrue's list of things to improve on.

Brand wins the tip.

Thad keeps that ball alive, EB cleans it up.

Wish OT was sudden death.

Good D by Brand denying Bogut.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:51
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Good defense EB. Turnover. Let's go, win this mutha

Damn Dre

that was on Iggy. he looks tired

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:52
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I know one thing, I'm glad we don't have to play these guys in the playoffs.

have you noticed EVERY time we play them we never shoot well?
it aint coincidence. good thing they can't shoot.

Double-double for Jrue on that last EB jumper.

Good foul by Meeks.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:53
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trap Salmons? and ask Meeks to protect?

They just did it again.

And Salmons hasn't done anything since they put AI9 on him. Leave him on an island.

Good drive. F me.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:54
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Good look Jrue, you just missed it again.

5 for 19.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:56
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Trapped him again for the third time in a row?

Jennings. shit............

I go for a Jodie three here.

Jodie time?

I am disturbed by the fact that we suck so bad in overtime games.

good look. again not falling. prayer now.

Go for the three again.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 22:59
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Sorry don't agree with a quick 3. just get a quick two and foul them and extend the game...make it longer...that's your only chance

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 22:59
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iggy 3?

Do we ever score in overtime? We have 6 so far. Scoring 6 in 5 minutes puts you on a 58-point pace. Scoring 8 puts you on a 77-point pace. As I recall, a lot of our OT periods have been of the 6-point variety.

Horrible game from Jrue, bad game from Iggy, Nocioni gives you squat and Lou is hurt and still not one minute for ET. Somebody tell Collins that some real bullshit!!

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jkay reply to KellyDad on Apr 2 at 23:01
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and Speights got playing time too.

Got the quick 2. Now you have to hope they split a pair of freebies on the other end.

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Spencer Flaws on Apr 2 at 23:01
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good one jrue.

That's off Thad. Game.

We really had time to go for the "quick" 2 there?

I don't think so, no.

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Tray reply to Brian on Apr 2 at 23:09
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Yeah, even if they miss one of the foul shots, you don't have much time left to take the three you'd need to tie the game.

why even play meeks in OT?

in the aspect that he's not used.

damn. that's game

Yep. That's game. Wonder if they foul here or just let it tick down.

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 23:06
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We're OK, these guys are tired. They will be alright. Someone mentioned the so many games in so many days thing. I'll buy it. Cause they've proven the physical lapses few and far between.

yeah but this was as close to a playoff type game as you could get. shots were'nt falling, lane was clogged, bitching on the ball defense all the time.
shame we couldn't pull this one out. we could have.

PHI 87, MIL 93 Final.

Bad loss. I guess it gives them some extra motivation heading into Boston on Tuesday.

I got the feeling they were just happy making the playoffs yesterday. Brand and Meeks, maybe Thad showed up, even Hawes. Iggy, Lou and the rest took the game off. I feel Collins made a big mistake not playing Turner. Sure he hasn't contributed much of anything lately but neither has Speights or Nocioni.

who gets your nod for POG honors Brian? Thad, Jrue?

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eddies' heady's reply to jkay on Apr 2 at 23:14
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EB, no?

good call.
didnt like him leaving Mbaha Moute and Gooden to drill all those jumpers, but then who would'nt leave them. plus Mbaha's too quick for him to guard

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eddies' heady's on Apr 2 at 23:13
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If Andre or Lou score just a little, we blow these guys out. Hope my not worrying is justified....It's been a long season...days off are welcomed at this point - by everyone. That's alot of games.

I hate O.T.

I'm wondering if maybe Iggy should have been given the game off. His game was not up to his usual standards. Evan couldn't have done much worse than 7 points 4 rebounds 4 assists and 2 steals. Except for the steals and assists those are pretty much Turner's averages plus 3 more turnovers than Turner's.

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eddies' heady's reply to Joseph Huber on Apr 2 at 23:26
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Andre's OK, give the Turner love a break.

Turner's average huh? that's funny...his average..

I don't get the joke.

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eddies' heady's reply to Tray on Apr 3 at 10:57
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The joke is those fans grasping ahold of his boxscore "averages" for the year, ignoring how he's actually playing at the current moments he's in games of late. Besides, saying Evan couldn't have done much worse than Andre has to be an oxymoron.

If there was a game to play Turner instead of Noccioni, this was it. The Sixers desperately needed a SG with length on defense and Nocioni was abused on D all night.

Also, it seemed like the offense was designed for an EB elbow jumper on every possession. hit hit some, but missed some really big ones late in the 4th and in OT.

tk76 I can't put this one on Brand. He did more than his share 20 and 12 on 10-18 shooting that's more than we ever expected from him. He was one of only 3 76ers who shot 50% or better. Meeks and Nocioni (who was only 1-2 so does that really even count?). Just too many misses. You have to give the Bucks credit, they showed up. Only Brand and Meeks showed up for us. Maybe Jrue with 15 and 10 but on 6-20 shooting.

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tk76 reply to Joseph Huber on Apr 3 at 9:32
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I think Brand played well. I was more talking about their offense.


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