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If there was ever a game to start Evan Turner. This would be it.

Starting Meeks and Iggy against Johnson and the towering Marvin Williams will be tough matchups.

Johnson is one of the best post guards in the league. He eats guys like Meeks for breakfast.

If he insists on starting Meeks, you still have to put Iguodala on Joe Johnson, in my mind. It's preferable to have ATL run their offense through Marvin, if w/ a huge size mismatch under those circumstances.

Voose to start, according to Tom Moore.

@tmoorepburbs: #Sixers Hawes (strained back, Achilles) won't play tonight vs. Hawks. Vucevic to start again at center.

last week when atlanta faced the t'wolves luke ridnour was guarding marvin williams and the hawks didnt really use williams to post up ridnour, be interesting to see if the hawks learned form their mistake and use williams to post up meeks(if hes guarding him), i know williams doesnt really have a post game but they should still try to give him the ball when meeks is on him

OK, Sixers favored by six, over/under is 184, and I'm setting the attendance over/under at 16K.

I'll take Sixers, under 184 (barely) and over on the attendance.

you gotta be kidding...how the hell is hawes out again he hasn't played since monday. this is really scary. taking Jrue over 14 again. He killed me on Weds...took him over 14, he finished with 13, including 0 in the OT.

I would've taken the Iguodala Ast+Reb line. He'll go over 11.

if willie green kills the sixers like andre miller did, i might die

these got bumped on the last thread, green man fan guy is blogging: http://matthasher.blogspot.com/

and posted video of BIG DADDY doing his dance the other night (while Mirakovitz is right in front of him and trying to ignore everybody): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X13aK7WufmY&feature=player_embedded

If Doug wants to start Meeks, why not put Jrue on Johnson and Meeks on Teague? Best idea would be to start Turner on Johnson in this game though.

He could do that as well, but then you've got Meeks at the point of attack, which I don't want. I really just don't want to have to worry about covering for people w/ cross matches for large stretches of the game, but that's the world we live in.

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Phil reply to Phil on Jan 20 at 18:12
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Uggh. Let's hope the Sixers used the day off to come up with an half-court strategy which does not involve Hawes.

Vucevic played well the other night, but was in foul trouble early and did not see any minutes down the stretch. I'm positive that he can grab the defensive boards and handle their bigs (which are not that impressive) ... just worried about him picking up the early fouls again.

Hawes is out tomorrow night in Miami as well.

I say there is no need to play him until he is fully healthy. Every team has similar problems it's paramount not to make things worse.

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Rich reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 18:16
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Looks like they may have rushed him back, hope they don't do it again.

As i understand his back is at 100% now it;s his achilles that's causing the new problems.

anyone know nyc bars that have league pass? i always go to tonic on 29th and 3rd b/c they have it, and usually put sixers on for me, but the douchey scene in there gets tiresome on friday and saturday nights.

I used to work right by there, douchey doesn't shock me.

I don't know of any first hand, but check the last post, I listed some Eagles bars and some that say they have league pass and show all the games.

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Graham reply to MikeW on Jan 20 at 19:04
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Duke's on 3rd and 35-ish has a ton of TVs. It would shock me if they didn't have league pass.

OK, bout that time. Work days really seem to drag when there's a Sixers game that night.

Confirmation, Meeks is in the starting lineup. Hope he doesn't start on Johnson.

will the sixers ever win a tip?

Someday - yes

And we're off...The Voose loses the tip badly to Josh Smith. Looks like Iguodala on Johnson, good.

Josh Smith 21-footer on first possession, good.

#9 on #2. good.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:12
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Start off with a deep jumper, sounds about right.

Jrue in the post, lost it on the way up, hopefully they go back to that.

Jrue to EB on a nice little play.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:14
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Splash, Jrue

long 2 for jrue

Jrue with the long two, should've taken the three.

How many moving screens are they going to let Jason Collins set?

7

To be fair, he never really "sets" anything, he just keeps moving.

Iguodala to the line, not sure if he was really shooting that.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:16
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Don't let it be that easy all the way for Teague.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:16
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And a careless, unnecessary dribble from Jrue. come on

Ugh. Picked at half court and he gets all the way to the hoop unmolested?

Fuck another turnover. 3 turns already, sloppy dribble.

Both nba.com and yahoo are missing Jrue's jumper in their box score.

Meeks three, nice.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:17
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Jodie 3! but i was wondering why EB stopped trying to post Teague...

Jrue all the way to the hoop, blows the bunny, tips it in.

Another missed long two by Josh SMith.

dre loves that jump pass

Jrue is all about scoring this year. I hate to see that.

And yet if doug collins hated to see it - he'd bench him

Teague is eating Jrue's lunch right now.

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Tray reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:21
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Remember when you said you didn't want to draft Teague because he'd be another Lou?

Yep. Still not convinced he won't be. Wouldn't want him over Jrue.

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Tray reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:26
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No, me neither, but he's way more of a point guard than Lou.

Well that would be because lou isn't a point guard at all - he's a short shooting guard

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Tray reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 19:29
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Indeed, and my point was that that was what Brian said Teague would be.

agreed.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:19
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Andre has gotten into the heart of the lane at will 3 times already, but hasn't done as much as could've nearly every time, they sort of dead-ended. He was getting there almost unchallenged it seems, it was so easy.

He needs to just go up strong against Collins. He's not going to block your shot, just don't charge into him.

Jrue a bit to sloppy on both ends.

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Phil reply to Phil on Jan 20 at 19:20
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*too

Fast break decision making has been pretty bad so far.

get jodie out now, t-mac or johnson will post him up at will

McGrady is a terrible matchup for Jodie, even in his advanced age.

EB finally converts.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:24
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Vuc looks like he isn't jumping that high at all, yet he always seems to at least get a hand on the ball.

Even w/o Horford, these guys look better than in past seasons, less of a Joe Johnson one-man show.

Thad to the line on his first touch.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:25
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thought he had an open hook if he didn't hesitate on that one.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:25
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Like the idea Evan, just harness it a little

Thank God Smith shot that, Teague was wide open for three.

Voose with the shitty foul. Come on.

Who's running the point for them, McGrady? They had Joe Johnson on Lou, gotta attack that off the dribble.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:29
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Jrue eerily looks skittish at times, like he did a lot in his rookie season. If he'd just rein it in somewhat, he'd be OK. Like, he looks unsettled and erratic momentarily, just any moment.

Battie to the line.

They don't seem to be very energetic tonight, do they? Need a lift from someone.

No more lou led team meetings

Zaza kills the Sixers. So does VladRad.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:31
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He tries hard, but we just need somebody else out there besides Tony.

Turner to the line. Sort of nice step through.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:32
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I agree they're sluggish, the crowd is too.

Hawks would be well-advised to let T-Mac handle the backup point duties, not Pargo.

willie green in

this game is hard to watch right now

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:33
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They're booing the shit out of Wille G! ?? dag ...

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Charlie H reply to eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:01
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sometimes Philly fans confuse the shit out of me - I'm well aware of the disdain for Willie, but c'mon

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eddies' heady's reply to Charlie H on Jan 20 at 21:03
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I mean, his sister died tragically when he played for the team....

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 19:33
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Ugh. miscommunication on that rebound. Iguodala thought Thad had it, Thad ran out for the leak.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:34
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Doug is hollering like hell at somebody? Who was that, Meeks or ET? He was pissed

They. Are. Free.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:35
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think we can make a t-shirt out of that.

The Lou show.

We played very well against Denver for the most part, but in this game we finally seem to be regressing towards our traditional .500 mediocrity.

36 minutes to go.

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Tray reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:39
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Oh yeah, we may well win, but for the first time this year I feel like I'm seeing a Sixers team I actually recognize.

PHI 18, ATL 24 after one.

Really sluggish start. I'd like to see JTI Thad and Brand to start the second. Turn up the heat on the defensive end.

What the F is the point of Lou dribbling the clock out and just throwing it hopelessly towards the basket?

That is a very low percentage shot.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:37
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I don't mind Lou getting the last shot at the end of most first quarters considering who's out there sometimes but, I wish he'd use it to his strength which is penetrating and getting a look, if not a trip to the line, not settling a high percentage of the time.

So frustrating, cause that's the role they give him. And he helps himself fail at it.

Where's the friggin' energy gone, that made this team win games? That was no fun to watch...

At the end of the first quarter, WAS 37, DEN 27. Nick Young with 17 points. Wizards are coming off an upset of the Thunder.

Another great shot to end a quarter. Collins does a heck of a job calling these plays.

No energy at all from the plays or the fans.

Worst quarter to watch so far this season.

I really don't understand why Jrue plays the way he does this year. He seems to regress instead of taking the next step.

Thad jumper. He's better on the catch and shoot, have to admit it.

Turner fouls McGrady.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:39
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Think that was our lowest shooting quarter of the year. Pitiful

I will never understand why we end every quarter without even trying to attack the basket. If that's what we want at the end of the quarter, why not want that the whole game.

McGrady is making Turner look old.

Ugh. Turner got a piece of that and it still fell.

tmac is beasting evan so far

Go through Thad.

Time the fuck out.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:42
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Somebody better wake the heck up besides Thad.

ok don't dribble into that trap again please

First blowout loss of the season?

Anyone besides Thad even care? This is tough to watch.

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Alvin reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:44
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Yes this is tough to watch.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:44
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What the hell is this we're watching, not what we've seen 14 games of that's for sure. Who the eff are these guys?

We're losing to a Pargo-Willie-McGrady-Radmanovic-Pachulia lineup.

it looks like battie is going to get over 10 minutes this game, that's never a good thing

Did he just pull Thad?

no hes out there

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:45
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Willie G! miss you buddy

I really didn't feel like seeing willie hit a shot in jrue's eye

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:46
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Thad's awake, but he needs to stop dribbling. he can't control it to save himself.. ugh

When it rains, it pours. Contested 22-footer for Willie, good.

Thad dibbling in space.

Lou air ball.

Ugly, ugly basketball

Hit the fucking freebie.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:47
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Did Lou's buddies come up to party last night? what was that airball?

Teams that had 'established' rosters (continuity) had a leg up when the season started, but it's around the time that all the 'strangers' and such start all becoming one team, sixers coming back to earth wouldn't be a huge surprise as rosters all become more comfortable with each other

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:48
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Show some life.... Well I'd take a pulse right bout now

Jesus.

Keep getting the ball in the paint, all these long twos for ATL aren't going to drop all night.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:49
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Good contest Jrue.

what a finish by jrue where was the foul though

Push the ball off misses.

Jrue should've gotten the and one there. Good work.

STOPS!

That's a foul. Damnit.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:50
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And Jrue is digging in looking for his offense. He's got to be coaches to do this or something. It's too frequent and often for it not to be.

Good take though...

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:51
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*coached

That's what I'm thinking.

if that;s true I wish they'd say it to evan and let jrue do what he does best and run the offense

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eddies' heady's reply to sooner on Jan 20 at 19:56
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I wouldn't be so sure they haven't said it to Evan too, considering how much he's looked for his shot lately. freedom appears to have been given there too...he gets shots up for what minutes he gets

Yes, only Hawes and Iguodala are allowed to pass the ball on this team.

I think evan has taken that upon himself more so than the coaches giving him the green light or something. I mainly think that because his minutes are fairly sporadic.

He's leading the team in minutes.

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sooner reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:00
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I should have said meaningful minutes

Thought you were talking about Jrue, nevermind.

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Tray reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:01
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Wait, who's leading the team in minutes?

Good hands, Voose.

What was that offensive possession?

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:53
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wtf Dre?!!! shit, what did these guys do last night? or today? they friggin partied didn't they?

The eskin comment of the game

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eddies' heady's reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 20:45
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Sorry Spike, the more eloquently was stated at the same time stamp above. Apologies.

You'll pardon me if I don't understand a damn word of that - words seem to be missing"?

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eddies' heady's reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 20:54
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eloquent, my apog's again

ok - substituting eloquent still doesn't let the comment make sense - and apog what now?

Are you posting from an auto correcting phone?

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 19:53
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good teammates don't let each other air ball by themselves.

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Turtle Bay reply to Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 19:55
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Comment of the game

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Turtle Bay reply to Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 19:56
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Looks like Josh Smith wants to be friends too

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:54
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Jrue, to the line, a rarity.

Jrue is dribbling the air out of the ball. move the damn rock

Jrue to the line. Hit them, please.

Good work. Get in the open floor.

what was that jrue? hawks give it right back

What the hell was that?

and that?

Ugh, clean this shit up, you're right in this game despite the crappy play. Collect yourselves.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 19:57
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iguodala's pass hit off voose's knee i believe.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 19:57
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Like what the hell was that Andre? that stupid pass, just no chance at connecting

Oh my oh my, what a shit of a game.

No more team meetings please.

yeah thats the reason why

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 19:59
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Sixers lucky to be this close. Could use one of their big 3rd quarters tonight.

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Turtle Bay reply to Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:40
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As requested

5!!! steals for teague

5 steals for Teague.

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:01
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C'mon, finish this half strong and you're right back in it, all crappy play aside.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:01
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Good D Vuc!!

under 5 at the half.

What was the call?

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:02
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Jrue kicks the shit out of balls, doesn't he? always doing it

Good defense. Collins better get Lou in to jack up a three. Good timeout!

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:05
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No. He leaned in to a 18 footer instead...

Turner takes a three and doesn't airball it, moral victory.

odds lou comes in and its a lou iso?

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:03
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I don't mind giving Josh Smith long twos, but there should at least be a defender within 10 feet of him

Wow can't wait for the master plan of collings.

sub in lou for a contestet jumper. Yeah baby!

Can they quit it with that Passionate, Intense, Proud string concerto?

PHI 39, ATL 47 at the half.

Only lost that quarter by 2, solid improvement. They woke up for about 5 minutes there. Collins better rip some ass in the locker room.

How many long two is smith going to drop this game?

Honestly, I'd give him 20 more of them in the second half. It's a defensive win if he takes that shot.

im literally just shocked he's hit that many

Hahaha. Wow! I could have called that play. What a master plan.

I'm really angry right now. I think Brand was angry too. What's collins thinking? If he doesn't want to give the hawks another look, just run the clock down and don't take these jumpers. What a fucking joke.

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Court_visioN reply to TAAI on Jan 20 at 20:09
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in basketball you rarely run a play to get a specific shot. usually you run a play to get a mismatch to attack. The Sixers got Lou Williams on a mismatch with VladRad I don't have a problem with that final call.

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Charlie H reply to Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 21:17
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great thread people - even better win

really think we're better than Atlanta & the Knicks but not as good as our Western counterparts like Portland & Denver - yet.

did Turner play well despite only 5 points?

Non factor tonight. Two late buckets when the game was pretty much over. Struggled guarding McGrady in

Pretty useless first half but looked ready to go in the second. Didn't earn himself any looks because of aforementioned laziness but played more than Lou because of his D.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:08
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Collins was pissed earlier at what someone said was getting on Jodie. He was reaming his ass. Hope he does the same to all of them in the locker room. This team is not better than them, even though it doesn't say so at the moment. Unacceptable.

Sixers shooting and turnovers are why they're losing. Atlanta isn't getting o-boards, they aren't getting to the line. They're hitting way too many of those long twos. Just get your shit together on the offensive end.

Oh, and Collins didn't go to the lineup that brought them back in the last game for a single second in the first half. Not sure I understand that.

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sooner reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:12
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yea I thought a light would go on for collins after seeing how effective that line up was at the end of the denver game

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:10
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by the way, I'm watching NOH-HOU highlights from last night's game and MAN do I wish the Sixers had a big man who could hedge the pick and get back to his man like Sam Dalembert does.

Much better to have a white, bearded malingerer at the five.

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South Broad reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:17
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That back injury can be more advantageous every day. Business wise - not literally of course.

Don't you know that Sam Dalembert is s selfish locker room cancer who only cares about himself and if he were on this team they'd be worse than the wizards":

Please show some fucking balls and start JTIYB in the third quarter here.

did you guys know whatever lola wants lola gets?

At

At the game, they look even worse in person tonight.

Not possible. If this keeps up, the fans will do the wave and I'll have to find a new team to root for.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:21
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Display a fucking sac here? what do ya say?

i have no idea how he caught that pass

Nice hands, Voose. That ball was fired.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:22
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Well Dre at least the wasn't a jump pass on that penetration.

Vuc! let's go

Good hands Nikola

well done voose

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:23
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Jrue ought to incorporate a fake on those open three's.

why? to draw the foul? if he's open, I just want him shooting them.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:26
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dont disagree with him pulling them, but I think for the misses he has, he can draw and penetrate and create, either for himself or for others, not saying to stop shooting all of em though

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:23
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It's pretty sad when Vucevic is playing the best on your team

....how is it possible to miss Hawes *this* much??

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:24
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As I watch this game, it feels like it's a Hawks 15 pt lead as bad as it's been, but it's only 6. Weird. They look very odd. It's so close to em, yet so far away-like.

meeks 3

4-point swing. Come on, Jrue. You can't do that shit.

Smith 0/3 on jumpers this quarter.

Bad call on EB, I'm assuming.

I don't get why jrue is always looking to score. We need a fucking pg.

I like how they keep getting tempted with the Josh Smith jumper, and he's missing them.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:27
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Joe Johnson looks so effortless.

That's because he isn't doing anything.

Jrue jumper.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:31
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I just mean his swift passes, or his flow in his court game, running off screens and such. Not that isolated play.

Meeks blows a look. ugh

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:28
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Ha Meeks freaking out on the wing when he didn't get the ball on that last Jrue jumper

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:28
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Jrue splash. again.

Meeks was wide open on that one, at least jrue hits it.

Shit was that a three?

did jodie just stomp like a 4 year old because jrue didn't pass hime the ball wtf

Come on. Turn it up.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:29
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Vuc.

Don't need to get it all at once, come on. Get to the hole.

Great D. Great hustle. More of that shit.

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:31
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Does Andre Iguodala have any moves to get him to the rim in a half court set?

meeks!!!

Jodie three off Jrue penetration. Perfect.

COME THE FUCK ON!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:31
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OK! the crowd is here! is the team? come on!

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:31
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M33KS!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:32
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Jo-3! up 2! dammit

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:32
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Turner went nuts on that last Meeks three.
Then the arena ruins it with a Ke$ha track.

OMG he did it! He did it! Jrue penetrated and kicked it out! He did it! Why the fuck isn't he doing that all the time and let the scoring come to him? We would be killing teams if he would play like last year.

Well, we have been killing teams.

He's playing like he's coached to or he would have been benched - seriously folks

btw, Josh Smith shooting them out of this game w/ his long twos.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:33
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him hitting them early was a blessing in disguise i guess. i wonder if larry drew's gonna tell him to stop shooting those.

meeks again!!!!!!

JODIE!!!!!!!!!!!

How the hell did we get this lead?
We should even be in this game anymore.

But I'll take it.

That is just sick fucking defense. Holy shit.

HOLY FUCK!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:35
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The Hawks shooting has gone cold.

Meeks hasn't.

THAT is Sixer basketball!!

That's the jrue I'm loving!

Where was the foul there?

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:36
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And that is the Jrue we all know and love. Perfect pick, perfect pass placement.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:36
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......... Dre yes

And that's the jrue I'm hating. Why does he do that so often this year? Run a fucking playQ!

there's our pg

Nice to see you again, Jrue. This is your game.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:37
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Vuc! dag. let's go keep it up Jrue like that

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 20:37
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JRUE!!!

Yeah, set your teammates up, that's the way to go!

JRUE!!!!!!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:38
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Annnddddd they booo the shit out of Willie G again. even louder

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:38
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Was that a left-handed full court pass from Jrue? wow

Hopefully Jrue returns to this! If he plays that way, we're tough to beat.

I cannot believe he just took Jrue out.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:39
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Dre feet splayed. Brick!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:40
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Vuc brick...

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:40
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shot clock violation, more of that please

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:41
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and stop taking those early threes, you should be up double digits...

Heh, Thad interrupted. Good.

Fuck you Willie.

are you kidding me, willie green

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:42
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Yeah, boo Willie G!!!! shit

What's that with the former players?

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:42
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Malik Rose is great btw

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Tray reply to Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:43
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Pretty unhinged lead-in to the break.

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Court_visioN reply to Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:43
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not sure if rose is legitimately good or if this is just because the slop that's been sitting next to zumoff over the past two years has just been terrible.

I like him.

PHI 64, ATL 57 after three.

They won that quarter 25-10. Should've been 25-7. Willie, what a joke.

12 more minutes of work. And I do mean work. Do not fucking let up on the defense.

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South Broad reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 20:47
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cotgt

Think Jrue had 3 boards, 5 assists and a steal in that run.

sky hook for thad

Knicks and Celtics each down at the half

to the bucks and suns

Good job, Lou.

Keep going to the hoop.

(Hit the freebies, please)

Thank you.

Brand is a man possessed on the o-glass tonight. Love it.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:48
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Come on.... sequence topsy turvy there

come on Lou, shit

blow out coming?

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:48
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EB save! Thad second chance! let's go pour it on.

Stop w/ the jumpers.

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 20:49
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The old school Chevy

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:49
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EB block that?

Get Iguodala in there for Lou and end the game.

ET!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:50
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agree on the J's. we could be up by so much more if we'd just stop that shit.

ET!

Long two's kill momentum and break down leads Lou be fucking patient

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Da Jruth reply to Cin on Jan 20 at 20:53
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+ 1

Thad with 14 in 14. Awesome energy.

Love that lefty long pass by Holiday to AI9 for the slam.

Marakovitz, relieved to see we won't be needing her to man the 5 spot after all.

Please put Iguodala in for Lou. Pretty please.

look jrue passed it instead of taking the shot

nice pass jrue dunk that thad

Great find by Jrue. Thad needs to finish.

Jrue with court vision!

OK, here's the lineup. Now step on the gas again and blow this shit out.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:55
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Thad, you showed up. Props.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:56
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Just keep plugging away. Don't let up. too much time.

Jrue to the line. Excellent.

jrue distributing and getting to the line love it

I love this fucking lineup. Love it.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:57
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Jrue to the stripe again. Nice move to attack like that. More please.

That should've been a dunk. Don't get overly cautious, keep distributing, Jrue.

EB with the block, Turner on the other end.

If anything, I'm happy with Thad's contract because he's been the one guy who's been ready for this game since the tip, and kept us in it in the first half.

Love that Andre has settled into his role as a transition ace. 4 slams so far on the break. World + soon to be Olympic champ = unselfish. Pay the man!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:58
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cut the carelessness please.

EB block!

ET. finish!!

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 20:59
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Don't like that shot Jrue.

Thad!

Man oh man, maybe EB is the best center on this roster??

Wow. Brand has been a man tonight. Jrue piling up TOs.

he wont win player of the game but thad deserves credit for showing up in the 1st half

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 21:00
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Elton Brand has got to be POTG

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:00
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EB beasting! Manchild.

Sick below the radar pass by ET.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:01
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EB circa.... man

Blake Griffin Kia commercials - all of them suck

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Turtle Bay reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 21:08
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Agree. You can tell he's trying to act exactly like Will Ferrell, with whom he worked at Funny or Die. And he just doesn't pull it off.

Well, ferell is freaking brilliant - people need to see a movie like stranger than fiction to see just how good he is

doesn't help that griffin is very very ugly

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Turtle Bay reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 21:11
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Good movie. Hated the ending though.

LOVE that movie - all of it - and well - i mean - sure eveyone says secretary - but maggie gyllenhall was uber hot i think

Would really like to know why the 'second half effort' can't show up to start a game

jerry stackhouse is alive

Jrue.

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South Broad on Jan 20 at 21:04
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Do the Hawks really have 10 turnovers and 9 made baskets in the second half so far?

10 and 10 now.

What a fucking second half.

Jrue with the cold-blooded dagger

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:05
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Jrue patting the dribble J. Yep.

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 21:06
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Thad Young's footwork inside is impeccable.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:06
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What.

a.

sudden.

blowout!

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bebopdeluxe on Jan 20 at 21:06
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I absolutely LOVE the way Turner snatches defensive reounds...

...with ATTITUDE.

EB!!!!!!!!!!

What a fucking man, tonight. Holy shit.

the best thing to come out of this game is jrue's play in the 2nd half. Even with the turnovers he played more like the pg he is, just hope he can build on that

PHI 90, ATL 76 FINAL!

Just a superb second half. Superb. Fucking awesome.

Don't forget, though, it doesn't count. No Al Horford :)

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:07
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That, was what a lot of us were asking for. Superb.

Doug ripped em huh? heh

That Jrue in the second half. That's what we need. Just awesome. Great win. Now do it again tomorrow night.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 21:13
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I hope they keep making Jrue watch the film from this game multiple times. Drill it in him. That's been rare form from him this year, and the team so desperately needs that, what without a big man and all.

Pretty stellar defense in the second half.

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:09
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And 'that', is the team I'm used to seeing in the first 14 games.
wow, don't stay incognito for so long next time.

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Da Jruth on Jan 20 at 21:11
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Friday night basketball!

Awesome second half. Great W.

No idea what happened in the first half, but the second half was a thing of beauty.

Would really like to know why the 'second half effort' can't show up to start a game

Just enjoy the second half. It's Friday night, don't dwell.

I forgot to record the darn game so really only saw the fourth - taping one of the replays

You just want to ignore the consistently bad starts :)

Great way to start the weekend.

OFR in the second half: 123.19
DFR in the second half: 70.05

15 assists on 21 FGs in 2nd H.
4 turnovers in 2H
8 OREBs, 7 steals, 4 blocks in 2H

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:15
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Did it appear we just swallowed those guys? Rather quickly?

Yup. That second half was just amazing. Defense is what does it. That's the engine.

"Is Carmelo Anthony becoming a tall Allen Iverson?"

Comment by Bucks broadcaster as the bucks are building up a big lead

Down 12 and Cetics up one.

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Tray reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 21:24
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Oddly, the Iverson-size Iverson, Brandon Jennings, has been great, as he has pretty much all season.

Lou with back-to-back sub-20 minute games. If you take out Lou + Jodie from the rotation and add a defensive, deep shooting guard and steady minutes for Vuce as the 8th man then they'll be favorites for the three seed unless they suffer the Perkins Effect.

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Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 21:17
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LaMarcus Aldridge with a monster night so far.

Hell of a game. Iguodala and Jrue were all over this game. Voose and Brand looked good on the boards.

Is this the first game Iguodala whore that knee brace on his right knee?

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ItAintEZ reply to KellyDad on Jan 20 at 21:22
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He had it on in the game Wed.

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Court_visioN reply to ItAintEZ on Jan 20 at 21:23
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i thought he's had it all season.

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ItAintEZ reply to Court_visioN on Jan 20 at 21:25
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Not sure. I was at the game vs. Denver and that was the first i noticed it.

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Tray reply to KellyDad on Jan 20 at 21:33
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I like your spelling of wore.

Sure hope AI9 noticed how many cheers there were for him tonight on the receiving end of those tosses...keep games outside of his free throw range and this time will be in mighty fine shape...excellent win, let's do this again tomorrow night!

Man, the mood swings from you guys

ready to give up on the team after a bad first quarter now all positive and stuff - seriously - should go back and read the entire threa

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Da Jruth reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 21:29
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That's the evolution of a game - thread.

The moment constantly changes - living in the 'moment' is a bad idea

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Tray reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 21:38
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Compelling argument. Perhaps we should live in the past, which constantly stays the same.

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Tray reply to Tray on Jan 20 at 21:42
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Seriously though, what I actually think is that we scored a lot in transition in the second half off of turnovers we forced, but continued to look throughout the game like a team that will soon regress to offensive mediocrity. That said, we will finish with a much better offense than last year thanks to improvements from Jrue and Turner. I suspect we finish the season with something like the 6th defensive rating, the 14th offensive rating, end up around .600.

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Turtle Bay reply to Tray on Jan 20 at 21:43
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Haha

Yup, that's what I said isn't it

Raptors announcer who always sounds drunk talking about how crammed lockout scheduling is such a "blur" for him. Earlier he gave the opposing team the "Miller Genuine Draft Power Play of the Night" to the other team and screamed, "do you like power basketball? Then this play is for you!"

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Turtle Bay on Jan 20 at 21:40
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Why is this whole post-game show about Jodie Meeks?

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eddies' heady's on Jan 20 at 21:44
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No way BOS and NYK both lose on the same night we make sort of a statement win. I like.

The heat will be wearing odd uniforms tomorrow - hopefully not the shorts though?

The Miami Heat will jump in the ol' time machine and travel back to the 70's this weekend during ‘NBA Hardwood Classic Nights'. For Saturday and Sunday of this weekend the Heat will be wearing ABA Miami Floridians jerseys from the 1971-72 season, and enter the game to special ‘groovy' player introductions with 70's theme music. This is the second time in franchise history that the Heat will dress in the Floridians uniforms

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Spencer for hire on Jan 20 at 21:50
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That was the Jrue I have been waiting all year to see; he had the look of a leader out there and ran the show. I guess we will hear how Horford was out now by the doubters. We looked real good defensively with Elton and Vuce together in spite of the early offensive woes.

Well what I'd really like to point out is that maybe spencer isn't as important (or good) as the early season over reactors were saying?

Not as good but still as important. Makes decisions a lot quicker on offense than Vuce and his absence is likely the reason for their stagnation there.

But maybe the 'give him a long term deal' insanity will knock off

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Spencer for hire reply to GoSixers on Jan 20 at 22:00
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I have to say less Lou and less Spence may prove to be the way to go.

I think Lou proved it tonight. How he started the season appears to have been a mirage which is so disappointing but I guess should have been expected.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Cin on Jan 21 at 0:56
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I think Lou is realizing that the future is JTI in the guts of the game, and he won't get the minutes and premium burn that he needs to get PAID if he exercises his option this summer.

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eddies' heady's reply to Spencer for hire on Jan 20 at 21:53
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Yep, those two guys manning the big spots were noticeable. Jrue was something you've never seen before this year, in any game. His assists should be near that every single night.

Hey look - sixers highlight is the 'game update' on ESPN game break - can't remember the last time I saw that happen

Jennings killing the Knicks Carmelo getting mad just got thrown out the game lol Knicks suck

What did he do? I love watching the Knicks lose, this Time Warner/MSG thing is killing me.

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Spencer for hire reply to Brian on Jan 20 at 22:08
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Celts lose also, beautifull. Brian, do you think Collins will change all the dribble handoff stuff when Hawes comes back if Jrue earns his trust more ?

I think he'll probably mix it up, which is fine. Jrue doesn't have to be Rondo, I'm fine with him being a finisher for stretches, it's better to have options. Tonight was important because they've looked lost a lot in the half court w/out that set w/ Hawes as the pivot out past the foul line.

What a sad realization it will be when they seen how poorly they chose Big Three and begin the dismantling.

Jennings hit a 3 on him should have been a and one Jennings said something to Carmelo Carmelo didn't like it both got hit with technicals after Carmelo got in his face Carmelo kept going on and got tossed Jennings had like 38 points lol I love seeing the Knicks lose

Just got home from the game. This may have been mentioned earlier, but Dre got a nice ovation when they announced his 1,000th steal. 5th all time for the Sixers behind Iverson, Charles, Doc, and Mo (forget what order they are in). That is pretty damn impressive to be mentioned with those players and I was proud of our fans for that. It almost made up for the boos after he missed a foul shot in the first half.

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Da Jruth reply to MCT on Jan 20 at 22:19
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Good for him, those four are nothing to sneeze at. Arguably the four greatest; no disrespect to Greer, Wilt and few others.

Gortat with 24 pts, 12 rebs, and 2 blocks. Otis Smith is an idiot.

I seriously wonder if Phil Jackson would consider joining the Sixers in a couple of years after Collins wears out and the Sixers get more mature.

Jackson always talks about his dream of having a perfect team offense. His triangle was designed on that principle. Maybe he'll join the Sixers because he recognizes how much of a team we are.

A man can dream.

Just get Dwight Howard this summer. If that happens, Doug will be here for 5 more years.

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South Broad on Jan 20 at 22:28
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Is it really that far-fetched that Howard wouldn't want to come here? Those glamour cities, that's what they are, glamour. A near-contender should be more enticing. How can Philly not be looked at like that? The storied history is evident. The off-court accolades will come, in due time. Endorsements, pub and all.