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The bulls are a great offensive rebounding team, yet the sixers succeeded in stopping them. I'm concerned about the offensive rebounds, but I'm more concerned about the sixers' offense.

The wolves are a team that coughs the ball up a lot, so hopefully this can fuel the sixers' offense a bit.

As I said before, if the sixers play their game, they shouldn't have a problem beating this team. If the confidence isn't there, if they long-two their way into a major hole, and if they don't clean up the glass, then this will be a long night.

The thing that worries me is having the best perimeter defenders in the league doesn't matter so much against the T-wolves. They could on Love to be their horse and recently on Pekovic to clean the offensive glass and dunk every time he gets the ball. Those are two things the Sixers just aren't built to stop. They're going to have to really pressure Rubio and make it hard for him to set those guys up.

I'm so used to this team being bad that it's difficult for me to think of them as being a serious threat. The sixers did a reasonable job containing Love last year, and let Beasly shoot them out of the game. They didn't have Rubio last year, though.

Heat beat the Magic today, so the Sixers are alone w/ the #3 seed. Need a win tonight.

I hope I'm wrong here but--Grizzlies 94 Sixers 87. Unless at least 2 of these players have great outside shooting nights.(Iggy/Lou/Jrue/Meeks) Cant depend on that but who knows, it could happen. Last time Sixers faced a team with this much size they got dominated on the glass but still managed to win. (Lakers). hard to imagine that happening again. Would love for Voose to continue his great play. He will need help though.

its sixers vs T'wolves not the grizzlies

doh. My bad, meant to say T-Wolves. I always get those 2 mixed up.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 18:57
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I don't feel queasy towards this game at all tonight.

I think they will take care of business, maybe handily.

Can we PLEASE see a full 48 of Vucevic and Battie at Center with Lavoy giving EB and Thad looks at the 4? Vuce had some sweet moves in the first half the other night...so of course he didn't come back in until the massacre was almost over...

I just saw a headline "Collins looking for Holiday to score" Afraid to read it.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 19:09
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He ain't the sole one looking then.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:10
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Lavoy and Thad and EB, just box out please. Vuc too.

Ha! Yeah, right.

Can I just say fuck Time Warner one more time?


Aaaaand we're off...Lavoy loses the tip.

Nice start Jrue

Jrue shows what a zero he is on the defensive end to start the game. Assist on the other end to the guy who shouldn't be starting.

Rubio looking like Turner on a three.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:12
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I'd like to second that Time Warner motion.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:13
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Haha, T-Wolves crowd chanting Olé!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:13
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Good ass energy here. Turn these turnovers into points.

They sure do look like the good Sixers so far...until that rebound for whiteguy...

O-board for 2 poins.

holiday right by rubio

Jrue to the hole.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:14
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Yes, like that Jrue, really like it.

NICE board by AI9 after a long shot that Lavoy probably should not have taken...even though they were dropping early Friday....

Why is that the first time I've ever seen Iguodala use that move in the post?

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 19:15
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It's not everyday he gets Luke Ridnour on him, lol

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:14
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Doug Collins wants Jrue to look to score early. With this team, not sure I disagree with that.

Iguodala with the turning hook shot.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:15
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Lavoy w/ a good block.

So that's two o-boards, 4 points, right?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:16
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Good D Lavoy on Love.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:17
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Jrue getting space, then turnaround. heh

Jrue on the block, 2 points. Wonder if we'll see that again.

Yes go ahead and flop Spaniard, see how that works for ya

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:17
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Jrue looking to attack, bulls ahead into a Rubio foul. Where the hell have you been kid?

good pass eb

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:17
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Holiday looking aggressive early. That's the 3rd time The Sixers have looked to post up Jrue or Iguodala, although the Iguodala post came off an o-board.

Great second pass from EB to Lavoy.

This is awesome to watch

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:18
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Jrue left-handed slam!!!!!1 Yeahhhhhh

YES a pissed off Jrue is EXACTLY what this team needs!!

Jrue with the "Fuck your mother" dunk on Rubio's head.

Ah, the ol' fuck your mother

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MCT reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 19:19
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Otherwise known as "The Delonte"

haha.

i like this jrue

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:18
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Holiday stufffffff

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:18
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Did you really read that Collins said that about Jrue? Or just BS-ing?

here Haven't read the story, saw it in a tweet.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 19:20
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thanks will read it later

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Court_visioN reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:20
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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:19
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Iguodala can really wreak havoc on the Wolves offense tonight since he can easily sag off his man. Led to a fastbreak dunk there.

Bad 2 possessions out of the timeout, make that three.

No calls on either of those??

Helping on Brand is probably a wise move for opposing teams. Usually, once he faces the basket he is taking the shot.

Jodie got fouled on that drive

Why was Meeks on Rubio there? It wasn't transition.

Terrible fucking play since that timeout.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:23
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Dag Jrue, he blew by Rubio again, but kicked out. He could have gotten a look that time, ugh Love on other end

NO none of those fadeaways - put Thad's dog collar that zaps him on if you have to!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:24
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Dammit Lavoy, get positioning on him....

Another o-board, 1-point game.

EB at the line after the timeout, that's going to delay getting either Voose or Thad into the game.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:28
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Keep attacking Jrue, don't settle for that J there.

I feel like giving them a standing O whenever they get a defensive board. Jrue needs to keep going to the hoop. Fuck the long twos.

nice pick and roll

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:29
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Good ET to Vuc.

Pretty play by Turner/Voose. Turner is allowed to set foot in the paint after all.

Bad pass. Lucky he just tipped it out of bounds.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:30
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Come on Vuc, don't need you shooting that.

Might want to find Rubio at this point, Jrue.

Nice shot Turner, don't ever fuckin do it again

PHI 24, MIN 22 after one.

Time Warner pissed me off prior to the tip, the Sixers have done nothing to settle me down.

Thanks for not having tonight's game in the guide, Verizon. Channel 99 under the guise of seeking solutions with Suzanne. Sweet

What we've learned from the announcers so far:

- Lou Williams is a good defender.
- Turner is bad 3PT shooter, but a good mid-range shooter.

I wish, I wish ...

Jodieclank

Voose is really the only guy who plays the five who can manufacture his own shot.

That looked like a good steal to me by Turner.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 19:36
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Looked clean to me too.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:35
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Good tapout by Vuc, followed b a good post shot, followed by a good O-board. Good sequence.

NICE pass Lou

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:36
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Good ass job running the floor Meeks, continuing to go hard.

Push the ball, good things happen.

malik, "beasley has shot the ball every time hes touched it"

I really like that with turner is handling the ball and not lou

Lou having problems w/ Barea on both ends of the floor.

Don't fucking close on Beasley like that. You want him to shoot the jumper.

good job thad

yes yes yes Thad keep cleaning up the garbage

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:38
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We've gotten our fair share of 2nd chance pts tonight too.

ET.

Turner in the paint. Nice.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:39
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great move by Turner to get the open look in the paint.

OK Voose. If you aren't going to challenge the fucking shot, then put your body on your man and don't let him get the o-board.

Jesus Christ, Turner.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:40
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Damn Evan, no one was even on you...

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:40
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Turner always ends up with loose rebounds doesn't he?
Ew, jumper.

Good stuff lou

Man, I'm in a bad fucking mood tonight. Need a win to cheer me up in the worst way.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:41
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Lou to the line out of this timeout, tighten the D up here til the starters all come back in. Extend this thing to double digits before halftime.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:42
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By the way, before Turner's shot in the paint, the Minny announcers said he "has a good handle for a big man!"

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:43
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Does someone who has access to Synergy take a look at Turner's jumpshot form now and compare it to what it looked like early in the season? I feel like the shot looks a little more awkward. Maybe it's only because it's not going in.

Great feed by Jrue. Voose rejected.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:44
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COme on Jrue, not a good shot

Jrue, come on man.

better than if it was a long two, but still, come on man.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:44
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C'mon, Vuc, you gotta take it to the hoop stronger than that.

Jrue bricks a long two.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:47
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Thad w/ the bailout J. whew just in time

Barea is owning Lou right now

Didn't think Turner deserved the hook there.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:48
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Get some stops please.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:48
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good hustle by Lou to keep the possession alive though.

Barea is roasting Lou.

Meeks coming in to cover Barea.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:49
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Did Iguodala get hit in the balls on a jumpshot again?

Good D Thad

Can we get V8 back in yet??

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:50
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Come on Lou, he's 7 feet....

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:50
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whoo.. bad Lou tonight.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:52
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Turn it up in these three minutes here. Get it to 10.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:54
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Make em Dre, what do ya say???

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eddies' heady's reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:54
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Front side rim. CLANK

1/2

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Court_visioN reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:54
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sigh... we should know better...

Energy is there tonight, if execution isn't. 1 turnover so far, though.

Iguodala, split the pair? Yep.

Nice work, Jrue.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:56
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Vuc has to get lower on his boxouts. As weak as he is.

2 o-boards on that possessions, then they turned it over.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:56
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Whew Jrue!! Nice driblle in traffic and finish.

Jrue, just keep fucking doing that.

Holiday yesss

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:57
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Jrue splits the defense to get the open layup. Sick move.

voose

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:57
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The guy that blocked that, sent it in!! heh

Holiday looking good tonight

My apologies to Rubio for saying he shoots like Turner.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:58
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Lou for one time?

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Court_visioN reply to Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 19:59
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nope, Collins took Jrue out so the Sixers could take a crappy shot.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 19:59
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Good to see we can score good in a whole half again. Just don't let it look like you did on Friday night in the second half.

PHI 49, MIN 44 at the half.

Defense is fine, other than the boards. Offense has run hot and cold. Need to keep getting out in transition.

Pacers up by 44 on the Bobcats. Celts losing by 12 to Detroit.

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eddies' heady's reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 20:05
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BOS just lost to them a week or so ago right?

Indiana leads by 40 over the Bobcats early in the 4th. Darren Collison is +48. That's worth like 3 games. ;-)

Damn Knicks won i cant stand them and the new found hero

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Court_visioN reply to marcus on Feb 19 at 20:08
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you can't stand Jeremy Lin? Why not? Everyone loves an underdog.

Possibly the first time someone with a Harvard degree has been described as an underdog.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 20:12
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at the NBA stage? who was the last guy in the NBA from Harvard? Chris Dudley?

Nah, not in the NBA, just in life.

I think I want Lin to struggle so the Knicks get back to earth. It's nothing personal against him, he's done nothing wrong. And watching these Knicks is certainly more fun, because they look like a team. But still, it's New York. Don't like 'em.

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Court_visioN reply to Phil on Feb 19 at 20:13
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Yeah it's killing me that Jeremy Lin is doing this well on the Knicks. Then again if he weren't in New York nobody would care anyway.

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marcus reply to Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:12
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Because I think he's over hyped especially by the ny media

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Court_visioN reply to marcus on Feb 19 at 20:15
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Of course he's going to be overhyped. But he plays the game with heart and is a team player, don't see how you root against that.

Rooting for the Knicks is another issue entirely.

You know, the annoying thing with our Sixers is that you just can't predict how they'll come out of the locker room. Between going down double digits and building a 15+ points lead, everything is possible. Of course this is true for each team, but the Sixers feed so much off their energy level. It's a whole different story.

Let's hope they keep doing what has worked so far.

Pretty amazing Love and Pekovic have combined for 10 points on 15 shots and we're only up by 5.

Yeah second-chance opportunities and long, bricked sixer twos.

So can we please please please see more V8- and less of Lavoy in this half...?

EB w/ the interior pass to Lavoy to start it off.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:17
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How many 2nd chance pts is that for us?

Lavoy cleans up the jrue missed layup. Keep driving, Jrue.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:18
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Don't give the lead up.

That's terrible, Lavoy. Jrue didn't need you on that p&r. Get back to your man.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:20
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Got to get Lavoy out, he doesn't handle pick and roll D that well. He gets often confused.

Aww dammit Jodie those have to start falling

please don't repeat last game

Think Iguodala should've tried to dunk that.

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Court_visioN reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 20:21
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Well, Lavoy was WIDE fuckin open.

Yes Jrue!!!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:21
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Love the early offense Jrue, as long as you probe and attack.

There you go, Jrue.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:22
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Jrue again. D up!!

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:22
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Jodie needed that one.

Good push, AI9. Split the pair?

yep.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:23
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Why did Dre try that fancy mess? He should have been looking to only score there b/c he knew he was getting fouled.

I like the guy but Jodie is the worst starting 2 in the league. He should get 10 min a game to see if he has anything that night.

Jrue.

jrue in the paint

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:25
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Rubio's unusual scoring is the only reason they're in this game, and the few o-boards they've gotten, but we've more than canceled that out.

Eh, I don't see getting o-boards as cancelling out their o-boards. Two different things. Rubio's scoring is a problem. Jrue got smoked on that last one. When he's setting that pick way out past the three-point line, he isn't a threat. Push Rubio to the sideline and trap him.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:28
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Dre 4 3! 2nd chance pt.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:29
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Vuc actually used a foul, and on a contest? I'll take it.

That looked clean, didn't it?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:30
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Good hands Vuc!!


Dammit Dre.....................

Fuck. Can't have turnovers in transition.

Ridnour pissed on Jodie on at least 4 possessions tonight

Every pick Pekovic sets is blatantly moving.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:31
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Come on Dre, trying to do too much man.

That's more like a Rubio three.

Another turn. Ugh.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:32
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good foul by Vuc

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johnrosz on Feb 19 at 20:34
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I think Jodie should've gotten the quick hook to start the 3rd, he's just been awful once again.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:34
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Don't want to keep letting them hang around this close. Don't want it to be like this late in the 4th quarter on the road after the other night. Extend this lead please.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:36
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Rubio getting cute. Thad says NO!!

Just keep going to the hoop. They don't have any shot blockers.

Thad w/ the chasedown block after the shit turnover. O-board and Love to the line. Ugh.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:36
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Ugh. You fake the defender off his feet, take a step to the right, and... THROW A BAD PASS? REALLY LOU?

Iguodala and Jrue off the floor for the close to this quarter. Don't like that at all.

Where is battie.???

Think he must be hurt. There was that report he turned his ankle, and then no word after, but he hasn't played since.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:39
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Sixers taking jumpers...Wolves taking it to the rack...

Where have I seen this before?

A parade to the line this qtr

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:39
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Vuc got pulled after Pekovic got good positioning on the block and went to the line and he picked up his 4th. Allen does no better vs Love, Kevin to the line.

Thad.

Thad.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:40
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About time Jodie, bust that zone.

Fuck, Turner. How do you lose him like that?

Meeks for three.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:40
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Big 3 by Jodie

Wooah Lou!!!

Lou w/ the block on Barea after hitting a bad shot on the other end. Come on, get the stop here.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:41
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Rubio still getting fancy, gets swatted by Lou

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:41
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Lou with a recovery block. Thankfully got the lead back there before the end of the quarter.

Come on, how was JJ fouled there? BS!!!

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:43
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Amazing what happens when you take it to the rack...sometimes the refs bail you out.

Instead of being pissed about the call, Doug, how about letting YOUR guys take itmto the rack? Maybe you guys will get a call or two.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:41
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Wait... how was that a foul?

Lou protects the FG% by not taking the shot at the buzzer. Fuck you.

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MikeW reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 20:43
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Brian - so frustrating when this happens. Pisses me off more than anything. Get a fucking shot off. 2 seconds is enough to get to half court. Jesus. No excuse.

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Anonymous on Feb 19 at 20:42
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Barea

He has the hotter wife

PHI 74, MIN 72 after three.

This pg vs. pg thing has been fun at all, but Rubio's hitting threes and getting to the line. Jrue has done neither. Ugh. Just win the fourth quarter.

22-8 fta disparity.

11 assists on 33 made FGs is decidedly not Sixers basketball.

Shocked that Turner took a bad shot early in the shot clock

Nice shot, Turner. Fuck me.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:46
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Get control back of this game here.

Just caught up. Voose and Lavoy need help on the boards. Everyone has to crash.

I'd prefer the bad jumper to the turnover, Turner. Surprised he isn't getting yanked.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 20:48
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Are you kidding me? Did you see how easy he moved through those guys?

I will take that EVERY DAY from him.

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:50
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Maybe I missed it, but I thought the offensive foul was called on him?

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 20:56
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That wss as much a foul as Barea was foulded at the end of the 3rd.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:47
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Bullshit call there.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:47
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Way to be there Thad. Good overplay Lou.

YES THAD!!!!

Barea is my least favorite basketball player, BTW. The refs officiate him with a double standard.

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Anonymous reply to Rich on Feb 19 at 20:49
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No they do not

That offensive foul call was questionable

The bigger problem was that Evan Turner kept looking sideways at the sideline like he was about to be pulled. He seemed certain, and unhappy, about it.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 20:54
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Hey - he missed a shot AND got boned by the refs.

Of COURSE he knows he's getting pulled.

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:56
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Yes, and I still think your reaction is not based so much on facts but being overly emotional and buying into refereeing conspiracies and thinking that refereeing an NBA game is an easy job.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 20:59
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Relax, bro. I can critiize the fs if I think they suck - like that call on Lou there.

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:02
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If that logic is correct, I believe I am allowed to defend the refs as well? Or is it one way logic on this site? I have seen a lot of it.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:03
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Fine with me if you disagree.

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Rich reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 20:55
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Yeah they do. Did you watch any of the playoffs last year?

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bebopdeluxe reply to Rich on Feb 19 at 20:49
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He's cute. The refs love him.

Good hustle, Thad. Let's push this lead a little bit, huh?

Good attack, Lou.

Jrue, you haven't hit one of those in about a week. Come the fuck on.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:51
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Um, put Andre back in for the duration here.

Crunch time. Have to execute on both ends.

GET VOOSE BACK IN FOR LAVOY!!

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Anonymous reply to das411 on Feb 19 at 20:53
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Or he could just keep fouling, that seemed to be #8's answer

Love playing the Nowitzki role here.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:52
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Stop this run. Or either a timeout Doug.

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:52
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Wow - Jrue posting up.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:53
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Would you put Vuc on Kevin Love right now? I think his length might bother him a little bit?

EB's been great on him for most of the game. Problem with all of these guys is they can't secure rebounds on Love and Pek.

That's a joke matchup. Jrue has to abuse Ridnour.

Attack the basket for the love of pete!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:56
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Stop with the jumpers.....

Jrue long two against the clock. Another brilliant play drawn up in a timeout.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:56
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Ugh. Another crappy play coming out of a time out.

Look, you have to do better than that. Slowly swing the ball around the perimeter, long 2.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:57
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Louuuuuuuuuuu 3! Stops!!

Lou catch-and-shoot three. Money. Definitely don't run that.

Sweet Lou

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 20:57
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ITS BOSS TIME

Good Lou is back!

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MCT reply to das411 on Feb 19 at 20:58
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sort of

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Court_visioN reply to das411 on Feb 19 at 20:58
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jinxed it.

5 straight for Lou. Give a pair back on the other end.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:58
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Dammit Lou!!!!

Lou turnover. Barea's shoot-and-flop doesn't get the whistle.

Fuck that shot Lou. Come on, there were numbers.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 20:58
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Lou's man is behing him coming down court and he jacks a 3 foot behind the line three? ugh

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 20:59
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wait, I don't see how that can be a foul on Lou..?

Will we see another "star" assert themself to beat the Sixers?

Brand, that has to drop.

Damnit, EB. That's such a great look.

Attack the hoop dammit!

Come on man lets gooo

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Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:00
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Elton Brands slow decline is a very depressing thing to watch this season.

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Alvin reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:05
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slow decline?! i feel it's a sharp decline from last season.

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Anonymous reply to Alvin on Feb 19 at 21:09
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I was trying to be respectful, in all honesty. I believe he is pretty much done.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:00
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Stops!!!!! come on.............

Brand hits a pair. Get a stop here.

Yep, another moving screen by Pekovic. Brand hurt his thumb fouling him.

brand has no thumbs

Thad's out of position there. That's what a hot Kevin Love will do I guess.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:01
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Brand smacked the rim on that foul...

Jrue on the blocks. Good.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:02
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Jrue can't pick up his dribble there like that.

Gets the bucket anyway.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:02
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Keep posting Jrue!

Another moving screen.

Yes Jrue no idea how that went in but well done

Thad is allergic to passing

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:03
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Thad has to realize Ridnour is on him there, and just go up as soon as he caught it, he hesitated... ugh

Pick and roll destroying them. Wolves look much more fluid running offense. Thad's gotta make that shot. He should go up strong there.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:04
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That has to be Sixers ball. They can review that, no?

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:05
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I'd feel so much better if they can just secure the W here. Please?

Two things have worked recently. Lou on the catch-and shoot. Jrue in the post. Please run one, the other, or both.

Zero confidence that we can win this game. None.

Really surprised Thad hasn't been able to exploit Love on the offensive end.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:07
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Finish guys. Finish.

Jrue starts it. come on D the eff up!!!

Iguodala has Rubio on him.

Jrue takes Webster off the dribble instead. OK.

JRUE!!!

Fuck. Killer TO, Jrue. Killer. Now a foul.

Jrue turnover. Was trying to bang it off the defender out of bounds. Fuck me.

Omg we made a shot! When it matters!

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:08
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What the fuck what that Jrue? I just said the other day that you dont' jump pass anymore? damn... man

Any reason we would keep Lou in on defense right now?

Is Barea in or Ridnour? If it's Barea, Turner can't keep up with him. Not that Lou's doing anything against him either.

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MCT reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 21:10
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Ridnour

Tripped over himself.

Turner In for Lou to get some extra height here?

I know it's just one game and it's against the T-Wolves, but given how the season has gone, and given the recent poor play, how big is this game gonna be?

All those calls are starting to add up again...

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:11
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Thad J! One stop guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big shot, Thad. Get a stop.

YES BIG BOARD BY IGGY!

They aren't fouling??

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Court_visioN reply to MCT on Feb 19 at 21:12
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They didn't need to. They have enough time if they get a stop.

They got the stop. Bosstime fail.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:12
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Damn that Lou shot was halfway down. Shit!!!!!

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:12
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Boss comes up short. Damn.

God damn I hate watching us at the end of close games

3.6 seconds to mediocrity?

Watch Love for three.

C'mon. One time here fellas!

Fuck Lou gotta drive there, grr

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:12
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Damn that Lou shot was halfway down. Shit!!!!!

If only the Wolves had Lin...

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:13
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Watch for the fucking Love jumper. They run that EVERY TIME.

Rubio or Love 3 to end this...

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:13
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Why is Lou in?

Fuck me. Lou takes a tough shot and misses, but even worse he takes it with three seconds left on the shot clock. That time is so valuable.

Huge mistake IMO. He could have gotten that with one second left.

Damn I hate last shots by opposing teams against us

I hate it when it's a 1 or 2 point game and the other team has the ball.

!!!!!!!!

Yep, there you go.

Whistle for the loss. Awesome.

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Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:14
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They called a foul on Iguodala? What?

Wow who calls that

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:14
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Yeah - the refs have been great tonight.

Fuck this shit.

Fuck this

Yay

Can you get a Lou iso in 0.1 seconds? Collins is gonna try.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:15
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A fucking foul there? come the F on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Such a bull fucking shit call man.


and on Iguodala!!!! no way, he was all ball!! damn

Jerked that was a terrible cakl

That is terrible. But you can't let the opponent have the last possession... so it is the Sixers as much as the refs.

BTW... the Sixers of the past 8 years are clearly back. It just feels the same.

all ball, this is bull shit

LOL I hate this team. I love it and I hate it. I can't decide which more.

Sorry guys, Dre reached in on that. He did.

He reached in and got ball.

And his left arm.

Yeah, no. His hand was on the ball the entire time.

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Court_visioN reply to Derek Bodner on Feb 19 at 21:22
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bebopdeluxe reply to Court_visioN on Feb 19 at 21:24
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Yeah...that's what I saw.

I just watched it again in super slow motion. Looks like he could have gotten all ball, but it's not surprising that they gave that call to Love since Dre reached from behind him.

no, he didn't.

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Rich reply to MCT on Feb 19 at 21:23
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Not really. Reached across and had his hand only on the ball for about a second and a half, and then Love wrestled it free.

I saw the same, reach-in and foul.

Turner would've gotten it clean, after his sputum cured cancer.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 21:31
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Yery constructive and informative post, blogman.

LOL

I apologize if I've wasted but a small fraction of the time you two jokers waste on a daily basis.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 21:39
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Here the difference - when I talk about Turner, with the exception of eddie's heady, I am not making it personal against everybody else. Comments like that are basically just saying fuck you to the many of us who want to see Turner get more time and support from the coach - nothing more.

It was very gosixerrs...and not your best look.

When Turner proves he doesn't suck ass, which he has yet to do, then I'll listen to fucking complaints about his PT every god damned game. Until that happens, prepare to be mocked. Especially when you decide to team up with that jackass spiller. And doubly especially when I'm in a shit mood to begin with. Deal with it, or just go to Philly.com.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Brian on Feb 19 at 21:51
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I basically said in a post below that his confidence is ass right now, and he shouldn't be taking Lou's place in the 4th quarter. He played 14 minutes tonight, and I am not posting ad nauseum that he got fucked AGAIN.

I am pissed about the game too...but I am taking shots at the refs - not the other posters on the forum.

Isn't Meeks kinda sucking ass?

I understand the argument tonight, especially with Minny perimeter defenders who couldn't stop penetration.

Yes he is sadly. He was spoonfed a bunch of really good looks tonight, one by Turner in the first half ironically. Only made the one at the end.

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eddies' heady's reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:52
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Heh,.... so take a "personal" angle with me just because I told you, and everyone else, that Turner was doo-doo before he ever got here? And because Turner has shown that he only smells as bad as a fart so far? Yeah that makes sense, a fellow fan of the same team, and on the same side as you, with a simple differing opinion, but you go all childish and make it personal. Like that kid whose ass gets stomped down at the local park on the asphalt when we were l2. Sounds and feels familiar, thanks for the memories.

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 22:05
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Funny...I don't member you responding to me late in Friday's game after your pithy "i'd rather watch Turner shooting bricks than Jrue" crap you posted. The only reason why you would REALLY want that is to have more material to bury Turner with.

Right?

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eddies' heady's reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 22:14
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Turner provides his own material. Where you been? Behind the blinders?

For the record, I reserve the right to release my frustrations during a game thread how I see fit. And blog my actual thoughts along the way. This is called a web-log, right?

Just another silly, sad, uncalled-for example of you taking comments on a particular, mediocre, very average player way too personally. Like I was talking directly to you during that expression, - please.

Your continued stance of affronts to your own ego aren't worthy of responses my fellow fan. Your desperate whimpers deserve the silence they get, as in this Friday night instance you're still holding close to the vest two whole nights later. lol, you are pretty funny though, I enjoy the kick you provide.

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 22:42
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You write very eloquent posts about how sad and pathetic I am...but it seems like I am not the only one who has tired of your withering assaults on Turner. Look - I am not the president of the fan club, but I do think the guy has not been given a fair chance to get his game back. The current state of this team does not allow for Collins to not try EVERYTHING at his disposal to find somethng that works...does it?

The guy had 7 rebounds and 3 assists (one more than Jrue had in FORTY minutes, BTW) in only 14 minutes...but I am not sitting here saying he should have played more tonight. Right now, Collins is playing other guys because that's the way he wants to roll - and he knows a hell of a lot more than I do about basketball. I hope this team gets its act back together, and I hope that Turner is part of it.

The difference between us is I want Turner to play because I am a fan and I think he can help. You seem to make sure that every fuckup (every SINGLE fuckup) that Turner has is another chance to say how much he truly blows. All that I wish - from you and more importantly from Collins - is that there is an even playing field...when the Sixers are sucking ass in the 3rd quarter against the Hornets that people are getting pulled from the game as quickly as Turner gets yanked...when Meeks gets cold from deep (as he has been for he past two weeks - 9-for-32 from 3 over the past seven games) that Turner gets that kind of chance to shoot his way back into more minutes.

Does that make sense?

(probably not...right)

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eddies' heady's reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 23:15
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"You seem to make sure that every fuckup (every SINGLE fuckup) that Turner has is another chance to say how much he truly blows."

....With you conveniently ignoring the countless praises I've heaped upon him during game threads. That's not a level playing field is it? That's not tunnel-visioned and narrow-minded - insert sarcasm.

You call them "withering assaults", a better term would be valid assaults, that is if you're not taking it personally and looking at the evidence.

Turner was given a very good chance to "shoot his way back into more minutes" vs Dallas to the tune of 11 attempts (mostly ill-advised) with only 2 makes. That just isn't good enough for you is it?

You say you want Turner to play because you're a fan and you think he can help the team. I see Turner not helping the team and not deserving to play as much as he is from a realist standpoint, from the "material" he provides, and I sure as hell consider myself a fan.

What's awry here? I have confidence you can figure this out.

There's only two answers.

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 23:40
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What "material" has Meeks provided over the past two weeks to suggest that he should be geeing twice the minutes when he is shooting 28% from 3? His defense? His rebounding? His passing?

Meeks keeps getting minutes because, eventually, he will shoot himself out of his slump (hopefully), right? That is what a good coach does...he gives players the opportunity to play themselves out of a funk and get back to doing the things hat can help the team. I am on board with that. So, why doesn't Turner get the same chance to get his game back?

Over the same 7 games, Turner has played 25 minutes once, 22 minutes twice, 18 minutes once, 14 minutes twice and 12 minutes once. It is not like Meeks is playing lights out - he has been in a two week shooting slump...but Collins keeps giving him the minutes to get him going. Meeks has played 32 minutes twice, 30 minutes once, 29 minutes once (tonight), 26 minutes once, 24 minutes once and 16 minutes once. LOTS of minutes - and shots (almost 5 threes a game) to get it back.

If Turner gets those kind of minutes - and those kind of shots - will it get his offense going? Hell if I know...but at least when he's in there, he can rebound, pass, handle the ball and play decent defense - which is a lot more than I can say for Meeks. Again - I am fine with Collins sticking with Meeks and giving him the shots/minutes to get his game going...but is Jodie Meeks THAT superior an al-around ballplayer to Turner that Turner doesn't at least get a chance to get his game back to where it was he first 3-4 weeks of the season?

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eddies' heady's reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 20 at 0:04
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Wow. Wasn't a separate thread created for this? Who even mentioned Meeks?

Anyway, the answers were: 1) You blindly love the guy, for whatever reason. 2) It's never EVER his fault. NEVER. It's always on someone else.

And yet you went into a spill about Meeks, that about sums it up.

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bebopdeluxe reply to eddies' heady's on Feb 20 at 0:17
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I just said that I AGREE with Collins continuing to give Meeks minutes...hoping to get him going. I asked you SPECIFIC questions about whether it makes sense to give Turner the same chance that Collins is giving Meeks to get his own game back...and that is your response?

1) I have blind love for Turner.

2) This post should be in the Meeks versus Turner thread.

Where the fuck did I say ANYTHING that could be construed like that?

This is crazy. Can you simply answer the questions that I am posing to you...or do you just want to keep twisting what I am saying and take shots at me?

(I am trying REALLY hard to not make this personal)

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bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:15
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After seeing that reply, anyone else wanna back the refs tonight?

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:16
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He committed a foul. If the same thing happened to give the sixers a win, would you complain?

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:22
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Are you shitting me? Aside from the fact that - from the camera behind the basket - Iggy had so much ball in his hands he could have stitched the fucking thing...and you ABSOLUTELY do not end the game on that call. You know that, I know that, this board knows that, and Collins sure as hell was reminding the ref who called that at midcourt after the game that he should know that too.

Maybe Collins just figures there's no sense going to the rim - cause this team gets no respect. It's one thing when Lebron or CP gets a call like that, but the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES?

Lou Williams blew it, terrible shot, you wait till one sec on the clock

Really great play. Need the lob, no one goes to the rim. Awesome.

PHI 91, MIN 92 Final.

I'll have my wrap eventually.

Lou Williams blew it, terrible shot, you wait till one sec on the clock

Yea this team ain't good at all I believe it was the easy schedule

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Anonymous reply to marcus on Feb 19 at 21:19
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I believe it was the continuity that the owners and front office sold in the off season. Other teams have improved as the season has progressed, the seventy-sixers are the same team they were at the end of last year sadly, they were more team ready when the season started and that continuity paid off. Now however, players need to step up and improve their games. Jrue Holiday's offensive play needs to be more consistent, his aggressiveness level varies not only from game to game but almost quarter to quarter.

Wow fuck that bullshit that ref should ashamed of himself. Pitiful. Let the players decide the game. God damnit Doug getter out your check book and call that motherfucker out.

It's just tough when the refs decide a game...

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Anonymous reply to Phil on Feb 19 at 21:20
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It is tough when the better team can not put the inferior team away so that the referees are not in a position to make a difference.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:23
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That is WAY different than what you have been saying, buckeroo.

(and I agree with you)

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Anonymous reply to bebopdeluxe on Feb 19 at 21:26
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I made no comment regarding whether it was the right call or the wrong call. I made no comment regarding the quality of the officiating tonight. I was just pointing out that the Seventy-Sixers put themselves in a position where the final foul call cost them the game.

The blame is on the Seventy-Sixers not the officials. Hopefully they themselves will not pass the buck as many here seem to want to let them.

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Phil reply to Anonymous on Feb 19 at 21:31
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The annoying thing is, that we haven't gotten any love in this game (at least two clean blocks led to FTs, Rubio falls over his own feet) or the year at all. We don't get calls ... it just starts to pile up and suck more each time.

I can't even stress how big of a mistake that Lou shot was. He should have put up a high arcing tear drop with a second left on the shot clock. Gave Love all of that time to drive.

That being said, that call to end the game sucks. All ball and a straight up clean block.

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eddies' heady's on Feb 19 at 21:17
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I hope Ronnie Nunn or whoever reprimands that ref for that just horrendous call. Inexcusable, particularly in that situation. If I were Doug, I'd for sure take a fine tonight. Travesty.

Fuckkkkk... cmon Doug, if you're ever going to go full Bowa and earn a fine now is the time

Sixers. no star... no call. No win.

doug, i will start a kickstarter for your fine if you go all apeshit in the press conference

As Rich said- after watching the replay Lou shot the ball 2.5 sec too early and it probably cost them the game.

Depressed fan

Oh yes!! With 3 seconds of defense remaining sixers have the best five defenders on the floor. Well done Collins.

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Court_visioN reply to 6mauro4 on Feb 19 at 21:25
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not sure what you're trying to get at there.

Thats right no star at all

Am I still an idiot for saying Collins can't coach a close game? 2-5 now since the Laker game when genius Doug decided to change up the 4th quarter lineup that got us to an 18-7 record and made Lou the 4th quarter guy.

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Rich reply to spiller27 on Feb 19 at 21:29
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Not in the mood for this right now, don't think many are.

The 4th quarter lineup you are referring to won a couple of games, most of the 18-7 run had nothing to with the Closing Time lineup. Game was over well before that in the majority of those games.

Also, Lou wasn't the 4th quarter guy tonight. Jrue was, and he did a pretty nice job. Thad got a bucket late too.

Lou shouldn't be out there. He's terrible defensively and he's a ball hog and he launches fadeaways that usually miss.

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marcus reply to spiller27 on Feb 19 at 21:30
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I don't think he made Lou the forth quarter guy he seems to be the only sixer willing to try to step up to the challenge

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bebopdeluxe reply to marcus on Feb 19 at 21:36
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Agree...but he also has the minutes and the coach's blessing to do it. I would love it to be Jrue - I hope that it is just a matter of time before he can be that guy.

Lou is allowed to go 0 for 15 and take the 16th shot, so of course he's "up to the challenge." Collins even said that, 0 for 15 it doesn't matter we want him taking the last shot. What a stubborn fool.

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bebopdeluxe reply to spiller27 on Feb 19 at 21:30
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I don't know what other option he has. He obviously does not think Turner could do it (otherwise he would try to run some plays for him to help him get his confidence back, like he did for Meeks. I would love it to be Jrue, but he's all over the map at crunchtime. It also does not help that this team gets ZERO calls...but to an extent, you have to make your own breaks out there.

They don't have the personnel to be doing isos to end games. They should spread it around, keep running plays, go inside. Thad shoots over 50%, he made the previous big shot, why is he absolutely off-limits at the end?

And Lou is just a defensive turnstile and offensive ball-stopper that in my opinion his presence has greatly contributed to our current rut.

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Rich reply to spiller27 on Feb 19 at 21:37
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That's what they did tonight, they ran offense the whole time.

The last play actually called for an iso because Lou gets his shot off whenever he wants. He just didn't execute the way you would like him too. That's on him and Collins, probably both.

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bebopdeluxe reply to Rich on Feb 19 at 21:41
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Agreed. They did everything right but the most basic thing - finish that last possession properly.