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Uh-oh, Brian is only predicting a single digit win. This can't be good.

Brian - what do you like best of these:
Jrue over 13 points
Iggy over 12 points
Thad over 12.5 points
Dirk over 20.5 points

Wow. That's tough. I'd usually go with Thad, but Odom gives him problems. Probably Jrue. I think he bounces back.

This LeBron back to Cleveland thing might result in LeBron leaving Miami. Or at least it might result in Riley seriously considering moving him. Something like LBJ for Dwight or Deron.

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MikeW reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 19:23
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how do you figure? cliff lee said (while on seattle) that he'd be open for a return to philly. people take lebron statements wayyyyyy too strongly.

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Stan reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 19:23
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?
Did I miss a story? I'm confused

Here.

The stuff he's saying about Riley, plus the fact that there's still a sort of square pegs/round holes problem they need to figure out makes me think it's possible. Howard and Williams aren't as good as LeBron, by any stretch, but putting either of them on that roster may make the team better.

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Anonymous reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 19:34
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Lebron James is a pampered baby who had his way in Cleveland, and look how many titles he won. Once he wins titles in Miami he will learn that maybe Pat Riley and a little discipline, and the word no every once in a while, might be good for him. Lebron wants to go back to Cleveland cause he had it easy, expectations were low. If he can not handle expectations then he should learn not to make himself a target.

I guess ESPN hasn't filmed any of those promos with Sixer players...yet.

the carter vs meeks matchup scares me alot

If it's a problem, Collins will get Meeks out of there. He's been pretty good about that. But Meeks has also done a pretty good job in these situations. Orlando tried to go after him in the post w/ Richardson and they didn't get anything out of it.

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Tom Moore on Feb 17 at 19:47
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Sixers video: Collins pregame Friday on playing the Mavericks on national TV and Lavoy Allen playing a more prominent role with Hawes expected to miss at least two more weeks:

http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/sixers/doug-collins-pregame/youtube_dbcd20d4-1db9-5447-860c-b3055d58dabf.html

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Phil reply to Tom Moore on Feb 17 at 19:54
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Two more weeks for Hawes? What's up with him? :S

2 weeks w/ the boot on, then an undetermined amount of time after that. A month is probably pushing it.

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MCT reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 20:03
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A boot or a glass slipper?

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Phil reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 20:36
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Fumbled at least 3 defensive rebounds. Need to get those. Otherwise: Good quarter. Pace could be a bit faster. Out-run those old Mavs, at least push the ball up fast on each position.

Magic down 9 to the Bucks. They're shooting 11-33 (33.3%) overall, 2-12 (16.7%) from 3. They really do live and die by 3s.

should i watch the game on ESPN or CSN?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:01
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Just give the crowd a chance to get into it early.

Hubie Brown doing the game for ESPN. I guess JVG is doing the late game.

I'd really love it if the Sixers didn't dig a humongous hole early in the game.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:02
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I love Hubie and his insight, always have since he was on WOR, I think.

I'm deflated.I just saw no Terry tonight.Another game that is a no win situation.

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MCT reply to GabeCash on Feb 17 at 20:09
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They still have Dirk, it would be a quality win in my book.

I think it is a good win if they can get it.It's just getting annoying.It's like players are picking the Sixers games to take off nights.

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MCT reply to GabeCash on Feb 17 at 20:16
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I hear what you're saying, I'm sick of the national media using that all the time too

*nights off

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:08
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Gonna be soooo many commercial breaks tonight.

I'm really sick of hearing the Sixers record w/ and w/out Hawes.

Wins with Hawes: Phoenix, GSW, NOH, DET, TOR, IND, SAC, WAS, WAS, MIL, ATL, LAL
Losses with Hawes: POR, UTA

Wins w/out Hawes: CHA, DET, ORL, CHI, CLE, CHA
Losses w/out Hawes: DEN, MIA, NJN, MIA, SAS, LAC, ORL

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:09
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No more roller coasters like Wed night please.

Looks like a great crowd tonight

Aaaand we're off...Lavoy wins the tip!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:11
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Jrue on VC.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:12
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Well Jrue now on Kidd, Jodie on Vince the last 2 possessions.

Jrue got contact on that drive. Should've been a whistle, got the dime, though.

Alright, lock down on the defensive end, please.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:13
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Andre w/ the stepback. Hope that's the last one I see him take, esp with VC on him. He can take him off the dribble.

Damnit, Kidd has stolen two possessions for the, and they can't buy a fucking board.

ESPN shows Nocioni and the graphic is about Hawes missing his 17th game - that's RACIST!

Marion is on Jrue, btw.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:14
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Jrue on Marion twice.

And they got caught small on big on the other end. Ugh.

Meeks isn't as good from the corner, looked at his shot chart the other day on NBA.com.

Please get the ball inside here.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:15
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Got to make that EB.

jason kidd taking care of business. it's gonna be tough.

9-0 Dallas run. Not good. Bet there are no subs in this timeout.

That's pretty bad by Lavoy. Can't let Brendan Haywood beat you down the floor. Besides the Meeks wide-open three (miss), really don't like the shots.

Another bad defensive start, have to hit the boards.

BTW, would it kill Jrue to get to the rim?

Foul shots! Make 'em Dre

AI9 hits a pair! Nice. Now a couple stops.

eb

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:20
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Great fuckin hustle Lavoy.

Nice hustle, Lavoy. Great job.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:20
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Damn, Jodie....

Bleh, Jodie didn't have a good look there.

Turner coming in, probably for Jodie.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:21
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Lavoy. good pass from Dre.

I know he's struggling in other areas, but how good has Brand seemed this year as an individual defender?

He's been really, really good. Seems like he's got the book on a lot of guys.

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Rich reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 20:26
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Just looking at the last two games, he doesn't seem overmatched at all against the best center and power forward in the league. Stunning how different their games are.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:22
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Lou drifting left!!

wholesale subs. Lou off the dribble.

Ugly shot Lou, but I'll take it

OK, our bench needs to work theirs over.

lavoy

Good start for Lavoy.

I like Iggy Smalls' aggressiveness so far

AI943!

Dumb foul, Lavoy.

thad

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:28
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Nice, Thad.

AI9 to Thad, nice.

Voose rattles one home.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:28
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Good effort from everyone here to start.

God, this team is so much better when Iguodala is in attack mode. Such a dangerous passer when he gets in the paint and can use his ball handling and athleticism.

Anyone else happy they are not going to have to watch "the environment......the DVR.....My cute neighbor Sarah", cheers Budweiser or the Pepsi drill Sgt. with no teeth shedding a tear commercials on every Comcast break since its on ESPN tonight.They make my head explode.Looks like it will be a steady dose of Blakes Infotainment system ones though.

Voose!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:30
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Vuc w/ the spin!

turner on odom

Turner, still allergic to the paint.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:31
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Come on, secure the board!

Man, can someone grab a board?

Good D.

I'd give my left nut for a defensive rebound, though.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:32
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Good hands Jrue.

Shoulda went Lou for one.

Nice take, Thad cleans up.

Good close by Jrue. Come on, get the stop here.

Straight up, Voose.

Dallas is very fortunate to get 21. I hate that.

bailout foul on Carter.

PHI 27, DAL 21 after one.

Big first quarter in that they didn't dig themselves a hole. Now come out in the second and add on to the league.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:33
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Better quarter than I could've ever imagined.

Not that they ever don't, but tonight they have the look like they know they belong.

Knicks down 10 in the first quarter. Lin has 5 turnovers already. Twitter doesn't seem to be exploding with the news, though.

Linsanity with 5 TOV in first 10 minutes. MVP!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:37
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Good look Evan.

Lou to the line, hit 'em both.

odom at SG

wow, don't know how turner got that pass through there. Thad saves the possession w/ hustle.

Good hustle thad

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:39
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Sweet pass Lou.

Voose w/ the left!

great passing

Wow. Pretty

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:40
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Wholly moly!!! what a play! Vuc dunk!

This lineup is moving the ball great right now

VOOSE WITH THE FUCKING SLAM!!!!!!

Beautiful offense. Great pass by Thad.

That was one of the prettiest plays we've seen all season!

16 points for our glaring weakness. I love writing gloom-and-doom previews.

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Malachi Constant on Feb 17 at 20:42
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How long is Hubie Brown going to call him "Vuyovich"?

He's too old for people to correct him, so I would say for the rest of the game.

yes this is great ball. It's been a while, great to see some nice offense.

There you go, ET.

Great job by Lou saving that ball.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:44
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Keep pouring it on these guys...

Fuck that jumper, Turner. Come on.

Turner, GET IN THE PAINT. GOOD GOD.

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Rich reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 20:45
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He had fucking Dirk on him that time and didn't even think to attack. That's mind boggling.

ET follows up a great take with a bad jumpshot

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:45
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Lou, good move, ugh block and convert and foul on other end. key sequence

Thad gotta throw that down

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:46
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Well, go get em EB!!

Louuuuuuuuu

Sick, sick transition. That was a 3-on-0 off a miss!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:49
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Lavoy on Dirk.

ET is boarding at least

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:49
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Great job Lou. Make em please

Lou should be getting shots there.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:50
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Say What? We don't shoot, side out? f me

AI9 to the line. Good aggressive drive.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:51
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That's some fraggernacklebull right there.....

Turner just cannot shoot

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Rich reply to MCT on Feb 17 at 20:55
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I'm really dismayed with his plan of attack offensively. He doesn't even look to drive to even make a play for a teammate. Everything is literally beyond the foul line and that sucks because his jumper hits the front rim 98 percent of the time.

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MCT reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 20:56
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It's very frustrating

Iggy has made 2-of-2. Twice already tonight. Wow.

It would be massive for us if he can up his FT shooting and general the FT attempts.

Fuck me. Jrue take that to the rim.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:52
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Pass the ball ahead earlier Evan on the break!!

Has Turner gotten in the lane once yet? He's not playing poorly, but he is short literally every time on that jumper. He can't adjust mentally or physically.

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MCT reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 20:54
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his only make was a layup on a fast break

btw, I'm 100% OK with Vince Carter trying to back Iguodala down.

Love the energy but we should be up by 20 at this point

Voose has been excellent offensively tonight. Right place, right time, taking good shots in the paint and making them.

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Malachi Constant on Feb 17 at 20:56
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Lin 6 turnovers in 16 minutes vs NOLA.

Who got a tech?

3 seconds

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:57
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Come on keep this above double digits.

Picking on Lou a bit

Fucking down to 7. Jrue coming back in, not sure why he went out.

Lavoy again.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:57
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Dre w/ the drive and dish.

EB w/ Yi on him.

Great action from Lavoy and Iguodala. Aesthetically pleasing offense tonight. Love that shit.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 20:58
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We look really up on our toes tonight.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:00
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Get em together Doug, same thing you've been doing. Keep it up here heading to the break. 3 hard, strong minutes.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:01
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Has Jrue really only played 5 min? can't complain even...

I still don't know why the Sixers don't run Meeks off circles/screens. He can catch and shoot. Especially if he gets hot. And there's no way Kidd can run with him.

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eddies' heady's reply to Phil on Feb 17 at 21:04
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+1

Bad shot by Jrue.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:03
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Bad shot Jrue, come on...

If they are going to run that play for Jrue, I'd much rather he'd spot up from three.

Yep.

Come on, 10+ heading into the half.

Dallas looks to waking up a bit

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:05
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Pick the offensive energy up here, and D.

Man, they fucked up that transition opp.

what the fuck was lou doing on that break

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:05
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F me, why go out to the arc Jrue? we had numbers. sheesh

Bad mistake by Jrue there, but wouldn't have happened had Lou not royally screwed that up and given it to him earlier.

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eddies' heady's reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 21:08
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would like to see it again, thought Lou made a nice dish back to Dre actually, thought Dre would finish it, but Jrue backpedaling was so inexcusable, for the lower percentage shot.

Nope, was a very bad decision (Hubie was yelling at him to give to Jrue), as he had Jrue running with him for a layup dunk for five seconds. Iguodala was behind him. Lou's playing really well tonight and recently (Loved the poke behind at the end), but decision making on the fast break has never been a strong suit for him.

That's how you pass ahead, Lou. Sheesh.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:06
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Jrue actually to the line? say it ain't so...

Jrue to the line. Maybe this snaps him out of it.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:06
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They have missed Turner's defense the past few minutes.

Really? He was playing pretty good D, but Dallas hasn't gone off or anything. Forced a few TO's too.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 21:17
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When Turner went off the floor, they immediately went to the mismatch that was left - first Kidd on Lou ( a postup and then, after they had to come down and double him the next time down, Kidd passed out for a clean 3)...and then, when Meeks came in, they went right to VC on him...

Look, he didn't hit his shots, but he played solid D, had 6 rebounds/2 assists and was a +14. Collins gave him some early burn, and he helped the team establish he mid-teens lead. The shots will fall as long as he gets quality minutes, but he does a LOT of other things on the floor.

I don't think they were hurting so bad. He did a lot of good things no doubt, but it's really ugly now for him offensively in the half-court. I think the shots will start falling when he starts figuring out that he's allowed to take shots inside of ten feet, and that he converts those pretty well. Don't understand how he's fallen in love with a jump shot that is really shaky.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 21:25
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Because Collins would have a subdural hematoma if ET turned it over on a drive and it led to a basket the other way.

His jumper isn't much better than a TO the way he is shooting it right now. I guess they can get an offensive board.

Don't always like Collins' handling of ET, but this isn't his fault.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 21:31
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But in Collins' fucked-up world, you stay in e game if you miss jumpers, but get yanked if you make an aggressive mistake. Turner is just reading the memo.

See, Jrue? You attack, you get the call, you get points. It's that easy. :)

Great D, Jrue.

OK, Collins, draw us up a play, huh?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:07
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Outlet the ball EB, ugh....

Hopefully that gets Jrue going

Our defense has been great tonight

If its a Lou Iso at the top I wil not be happy

Cooney just said the Sixers always score out of timeouts like this. Has he been watching the same Sixers team I have all year?

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sooner reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:10
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he's a joke. as is the other guy, mitchell i think

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MCT reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:10
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I like Doug, but the local media adores him.

nice box out "Voo-ya-vich"

Nice

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:09
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What. a. half.

PHI 51, DAL 37 at the half.

Great, great finish to that second quarter. They cut into the lead, then the Sixers pushed it back up to 14 with strong defense in the last couple minutes. Great job.

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Phil reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:12
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I sure like watching THIS team. :)

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:12
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We've got one turnover, and 10 fast break points. Just keep that up.

Linsanity has 8 of 'em (in 22 minutes).

Nikola and Lavoy have been unreal tonight: a combined 9-12 from the field for 20 pts and 11 rebs at the half.

Lin has 8 turnovers in the first half.

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Rich reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:15
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Great DecisLIN making.

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Malachi Constant reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:20
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I believe they're called "Lin-overs".

biyombo, 8 points, 13 rebounds, 7 blocks 1:30 left in the 4th

Biyombo has 8 points, 13 boards and 7 blocks. Looks like CHA is going to pick up their 4th win over TOR.

you sorta get the feeling that the ESPN crew were just amiably enduring the Philly-Mavs game till they could get to the update about the New York Lins.

is the consensus that lou is probably going to walk after this season to get a starting gig some where? if so should the sixer's consider selling high on him now or is that just out of the question because they're doing so well with him.

I think he definitely opts out. I'm not sure if it'll be to be a starter somewhere, or just to get a longer deal for more money (from the Sixers or from someone else). If they aren't going to re-sign him, then it does make sense to trade him now, but they won't do that. No way. Not when they're playing like this. He's a big part of that record and I don't think they'll do anything to jeopardize this season, even if they probably should.

Should say "maybe should" instead of "probably." It would depend on what they can get for him, and really where his head is at concerning his next contract. They can't pay him like they just paid Thad, if he's demanding that kind of money, then they have to let him walk and they should probably try to trade him.

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sooner reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:23
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the situation has some parallels to the andre miller fiasco from a few years back although the sixer's will want to keep him. but I'm afraid of the price tag lou will command

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Phil reply to sooner on Feb 17 at 21:26
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Lou seems money-driven, but he also looks like a very loyal guy. Could see him walk to Atlanta though... hometown.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Phil on Feb 17 at 21:28
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Wuold seem like a natural fit. He would help the

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:29
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I really hope we re-sign Lou, but he's pricing out higher by the day.

I would feel less reluctant about giving him up if Jrue was not playing like a rookie.
Right now, I feel if we could re-sign him for 3yrs, go ahead. Otherwise this team has not many consistent scoring threats. Brand has sailed. Turner's shot is lost. I dunno.

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bebopdeluxe reply to sooner on Feb 17 at 21:23
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A lot of that would depend on what they think about Turner and Meeks...I could see the plan being letting Lou walk if the money gets Gordon-ish, and have Meeks and Turner simply split the minutes.

If they could get a interesting young big from somebody for Lou, I would listen.

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sooner reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:29
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I know turner hasn't taken the leap offensively that we all hoped he would but I still think if he took over lou's role, and was given the long leash that lou enjoys, they wouldn't lose that much scoring wise and he would be able to do all the other things he does well.

I'll never understand the logic behind "Let's give an inefficient guy a ton more shots, and he'll suddenly become efficient."

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bebopdeluxe reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:36
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Two words - ALLEN IVERSON

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sooner reply to Brian on Feb 17 at 21:37
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I think you misquoted me a little bit

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bebopdeluxe reply to sooner on Feb 17 at 21:39
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Naaah...he just said what he wanted to say - that's all.

We are 10 of 10 from the line. That's 100%. Enjoy it, this number wont last...

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Rich reply to Phil on Feb 17 at 21:24
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Funny thing about Jrue when he gets to the foul line: His shots go in.

OK, pick up right where you left off.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:30
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Talk about overreactions....

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:30
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It's the game thread. table it please

Overpassing and a bad shot. Come on.

Fuck.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:31
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Come on Jodie.... damn

2 turnovers already. Ugh.

Looks like it will be up to the night shift

How was that a foul?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:32
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Come on Jrue. dag

This is so ugly right now.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:33
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Jrue, why are you forcing?

now Evan forcing?....

nice pass lavoy

Great pass, Lavoy.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:34
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Good look Lavoy....

That was a foul on Kidd. Ugh.

Jason Kidd gets away with more reach in fouls than anyone in the history of basketball.

Jesus

Dirk is getting hot.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:35
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D up here, before the benches start to trickle in.

Dirk 3. come on it's only 6 and we've dominated... shit

Damn I was about to say that we hadn't given Dirk a clear look from 3 all day and that happens.

10-2 run to open the quarter.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:37
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They just need to get their composure here, and get back to what they were doing, passing and cutting crisply and finishing in the half-court. They couldn't defend it earlier, struggled mightily.

Lucky that Shawn Marion is trying to finish shots on the other end. They need to get much better shots.

Like Jrue attacking, but he was out of control both times. Wouldn't mind him seeking contact either.

Seriously bad shot out of a to

No sub, they ran a play for an Iguodala 20-footer out of the timeout.

Great shot out of the timeout, per usual. Christ.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:39
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What the heck was Andre shooting that three at?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:39
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Get Lavoy out, and Thad in.

Why is everything in slow motion? This is awful offense.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:40
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Yep, Lavoy had had his run this game....again... Thad please

Why Doug did not put Lou/Thad/Vuce on the court out of the timeout I will never know.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:41
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Thad gets Evan a good look, no, EB, no ... come on

Dirk 3 shit

Turner stop shooting jumpers! You can't make them.

Dirk for the lead, goddamnit

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:41
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Andre? who the hell was that pass to????

Tough to watch. Just limit the damage here. Don't let the whole game get away from you in this run.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:42
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Lou, take over please, you or Thad.

This is awful

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:43
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Vuc, if you can't block it, give a foul huh?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:44
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Now Vuc jack a deep two. Bucket, still....

OK, hopefully the DAL timeout will end that run for them.

Seriously disgusting effort. Went on auto-pilot against the World Champs. Unreal.

Offense is four guys standing around. It's like they see if they can get away with not playing the right way.

This is one of the worst quarters of basketball I've ever seen.

Wow, 4 points in 6.5 min ... just wow.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:45
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I hope DC isn't spazzing out in this timeout. He needs to remain calm, just as his troops do.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:45
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What do they say when your shot is not falling?

Take it to the rack.

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Da Jruth reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:47
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"What do they say when your shot is not falling?"

That kid's name is ET?

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bebopdeluxe reply to Da Jruth on Feb 17 at 21:49
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Huh?

If you haven't noticed, Turner is not alone in missing jumpers.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 21:46
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I can't believe I just saw a team get held to TWO points over the first 8 minutes of a quarter. They need to pick up the intensity and take over this game again....

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Tray reply to Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 21:54
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Are you the beerleaguer Fatalotti?

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Fatalotti reply to Tray on Feb 17 at 21:55
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Yes sir.

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Tray reply to Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:02
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Oh, I'm Tray from beerleaguer.

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MCT reply to Tray on Feb 17 at 22:03
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It's a match made in fucking heaven!

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Fatalotti reply to Tray on Feb 17 at 22:03
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Nice to see you around. I'll be back on BL right around when the season starts. I just needed a break from that place and all the bickering. It can be fun during the season, but during the off-season, it's just a drag.

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Tray reply to Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:11
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Yeah I haven't been there in ages.

It's Dallas, they were going to make a run. How you respond now is what matters. Finish this quarter the same way you finished the first and second and it'll break their back. Just don't fucking panic.

Jodie, you HAVE to make that.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:48
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STOP SHOOTING JUMPERS

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:48
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I know, just hold your composure here.....

Thad, take a quick jumper. Why not?

thad

Nice work, Thad.

Another stop, now.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:49
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Thad with the spin....

Why all the fucking long range jump shots?!!!

Lou really having trouble staying in front of Jones. Don't understand why other teams don't attack him more.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:50
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We have only scored 6 fuckin pts in this quarter, but guess what, we're still tied. Ummmmm...

Lou, gotta get the ball out of that double right away. He just wants to keep dribbling it.

Thad with a good move. Way to go. That's what we should have started doing 5 minutes ago when the offense started to get stale.

Nice catch, Voose. This is horrific.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 21:51
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Nice job by Lou...instead of using his quicks to go by Marion, he waits for the double-team on the baseline.

Sweet.

Get a hoop here.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:52
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They actually doubled Lou, first time I've seen that this year. That can be good, if we adjust properly.

Good D Dre.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 21:52
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They obviously can still win this game (it's tied), but you should never expect to win when you have a quarter in which you have more turnover than points...

Putrid, that's what this quarter has been

Lou hurting us right now

how many turnovers this quarter?

Fucking Lou loses Jones on the inbound play. Wake up.

Seriously, there are no words.

They are lucky to be down 4.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:53
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Grind this shit out with them dammit. Come on, it's gonna be ugly....

VC... ugh

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:53
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Lou!!! come on, keep digging.

So what do we do here? Just go with our best defensive lineup and hope to grind it out? No one can buy a fucking basket right now

PHI 59, DAL 61 after three.

Not sure exactly how to describe that quarter. Forget it. 2-point game going into the fourth. Win it by 3 or more and we can forget about the third Q.

Fucking terrible. Unbelievable.

Nice shot by Lou. He still sucked that quarter, just like everyone else.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 21:54
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Defense wasn't even all that terrible. 24 points in a quarter isn't that bad. If the Sixers had had just a bad quarter (and not this abysmal one) of 18 points, they'd actually still be up 9 points. Wow...

Bismack had a great game, 8 13 and 7 blocks. The Bobcats ended their losing streak. Cousins, I'm happy to report, had 26 and 15 on 19 shots.

Just give me 12 smart, energetic minutes here. Is that too much to ask?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:57
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Dammit Vuc...

Not quite a great start.

Can't believe how easy this is for Jones. Come on, Lou.

wtf is up with jrue

I just don't understand all of these turnovers all of a sudden. Are they fatigued? Rattled?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:59
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Side note: they went to 6 turnovers, zero fast break pts in just the third quarter, compated to previously.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 21:59
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If they continue to not be able to score, it doesn't matter what they do. They need to put the ball in the hoop, dammit!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 21:59
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Whay is Evan Turner standing there holding the fucking ball so long?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:00
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Evan shoot the fucking ball man.... shit

He's 2 for 10 so tonight, I'm glad he didn't shoot that

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bebopdeluxe reply to MCT on Feb 17 at 22:13
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So, he gives to Thad to take a jumper?

Again...NOBODY IS MAKING JUMPERS

(Turner hasn't been in the past 5-6 possessions, but I guess the missed jumpers out there are STILL his fault)

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 18 at 13:19
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Which excuses Turners poor performance, which is a season long issue by the way, how?

Any way we get a win here? Offense is screamingly awful.

Just terrible offense. I have nothing good to say about this team right now. Just releasing my frustration in these comments.

No one is trying to draw contact and get to the fucking line

Yay!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:01
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Thad with the recovery!! come on...

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:01
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This shooting this half is one crazy statistical aberration. Gotta get past it.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:01
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Are they gonna give ET shots here? no he tried to pass it geez

Wow without Thad this team is such an awful half court team.

Great look, Jrue. Great look. Timeout Dallas. Man, do they have any TOs left?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:02
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Jrue to Nik!

Oh hey look they ran some offense!

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:02
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Come on Sixers, win this game and I'll forgive you for that third quarter. No, really, I mean it. I will.

jrue and evan look so out of sorts, scared of getting yanked maybe

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Rich reply to sooner on Feb 17 at 22:03
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I'm so tired of this excuse.

Same.

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MCT reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 22:04
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Yeah I used to make it for them too, but they just look like shit. Nothing else you can say about them right now.

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sooner reply to Rich on Feb 17 at 22:06
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a suggested reason is not an excuse

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:04
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As just simultaneously mentioned, why has Evan Turner taken 10 shots tonight? Where did this guy come from?

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:06
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Oh, Jrue...

Fuck. Don't mind that three by Jrue, just wish it dropped.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:07
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Give it to Lou and Jrue and Thad

Just take your fuckin eleventh....


Ugh, and here come the Dirk "fouls."

Keep on missing Turner, set a new building record or something

I'd yank Turner. He can't score. Had a step on Odom and stopped attacking. Unreal.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:08
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Annnnd Turner finally makes his well-deserved exit w/ 8:08 left, we're down by two....

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:08
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Will the Sixers score 20 in THE HALF??

wish comcast could do that in the huddle during timeout stuff

This is devastating.

Gotta finish that, Jrue.

And another whistle for Dallas. Gonna get out of hand quickly, now if they don't get a hoop on the other end.

This is painful

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:09
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Come on!! here.....

Andre being aggressive. Thad, no..


come on

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Malachi Constant on Feb 17 at 22:09
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I don't like basketball anymore.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:09
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SHit, Dirk. come on guys, keep it together, execute

Yep, that's ball game, I think. Only down 6, but just settling.

Make that 9. Think Kidd's foot was on the line.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:10
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Jrue jackin a three, down six isn't executing either

dammit Kidd 3

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:10
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35-11 run. My word...

Enough with thebfucking excuses. They are professionals. Make a shot for crissakes

I didn't think the sixers could look this bad at home.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 22:11
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Hey...at least they aren't turning it over by tryiing to drive the ball to the hoop...

Right?

Jrue has looked awful as of late.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:12
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Not for any reason other than just feel, this is the equivalent of the Clips game. just so damn frustrating,

defensive kind of battle, but just poor ass offense. Not sure that's true for the Clips game statistically but, feels like it in this one. And "felt" like it in that one too.

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Malachi Constant reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:14
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I think it's more like the last 5 minutes of the Orlando win, except for an entire half.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:12
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Nowitzki has outscored the Sixers by himself in the 2nd half, and he's only scored 14 points this half.

Thad stops the bleeding, momentarily.

What y'all expect not getting nothing from the starting 1 or 2 position

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:14
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Lot of time left, do they want it? Dre to the line, uh-oh...

These possessions are just getting worse. They are running jack shit.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:15
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Well, at least Iggy is making his free throws tonight..

Come on Boss.

Good D, Jrue.

Get another hoop, huh?

I miss the sixers team that played in the denver game, even though they lost that game how well they played sticks in my mind

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:16
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Lou was fouled,,,, THad

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:16
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The refs seems to be making a concerted effort to not give calls to Lou Williams.

Lou was fouled there, got the points anyway.

Another Dallas timeout.

OK. Got the stop, another fucking hoop here.

Get a bucket here

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:17
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Need a push here in the worst way. If we can tie this game up, we'll win it.

OK, Jrue to the line.

Hey now, Jrue. How about that?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:18
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Jrue to the line? PLEASE MAKE EM JRUE

nice Jrue; make 'em now

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 17 at 22:18
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Go to the hoop and get to the line...

What a novel concept.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:18
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HAVE TO MAKE THE FREE THROWS HERE!

there ya go jrue

and splits a pair.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:19
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Shit put Evan back in, I'd rather see him shoot bricks than Jrue.

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:22
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Don't you EVER stop?

But you don't have an agenda...right?

Great denial by Thad. Dirk whistle, of course.

oh boy; here we go.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:20
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D up!

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:21
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Dirk with an unbelievable bank.

Lou short-arming.

And here come the Dirk calls. Thad with 5? we're screwed

Game.

That Dirk shot off the glass was fucking ridiculous. How do you guard that?

Man, if this continues, it sort of feels like more than one loss. I'm really disheartened by this effort. This team is supposed to be mentally tougher than this.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:21
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Son of a ...................

And now they miss free throws. They're killing us, this Sixers team.

Lou has been infected with the suck

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:22
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ANnnnddd Jrue is scared to shoot, giving Lou a fucked up pass.... man

Oh, come on. That wasn't a bad pass at all.

Very disappointing loss. :/

Sixers defense is good enough to keep them in most games. It's their shit, long-two taking, non-driving offense that's going to make them lose to the better teams.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Jeff on Feb 17 at 22:24
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QFT

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sooner reply to Jeff on Feb 17 at 22:26
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it's odd that they take the shots that their great defense is designed to concede. you'd think they'd put 2 and 2 together and realize they should attack the basket.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:24
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Doug Collins is going to have to do yeoman's work after this game to get this team back to winning ways. And the Wolves on in Minnesota will not be an easy game, by any means. Good luck, Collins...

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:26
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Andre? what is that?

You'll have to excuse him. He's not as good as Andre Miller.

Wtf jrue

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:27
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Jrue! clank!

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:27
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Just can't make a shot, AT ALL!

Iso Dre. Awesome play.

a shot 10ft or less from the rim; i'll take it anyday.

That's it for Thad. 6 fouls. Dirk whistle officially ends it.

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Fatalotti on Feb 17 at 22:28
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Game over. And I can't think of anything good to take from this game. I'm going to not think about the Sixers until Sunday's game. Thanks for hosting the chat, Brian!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:28
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How the fuck do you only score 20 points in a friggin' half? How?

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 17 at 22:30
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I mean, you fuckin' scored 24 and 21 in the two previous QUARTERS. but only 20 in a damn HALF? dahell is that?

This must be one of our least productive halves ever. 24 points in the half right now.

i feel sick

At least the knicks will lose

That Jrue 23 footer with his there on the line - if he's going to be the future PG of this team he has to know better than that. Yes he's 21, but he's in his third season.

there = foot