|The good news is that Evan Turner stepped up in his new role and looked the part of the number two pick in the draft. The bad news is that the Sixers did their best imitation of the Butler Bulldogs in the second half and kind of embarrassed themselves against a team they may face in the first round of the playoffs.|
Latest comment: from emtmessThats funny you are saying that Geen, Noc, and Kapono are better than Turner right now. Thanks I needed that. :)...
|I don't know about you, but the color green turns my stomach when I see it on the basketball court. The Celtics are the enemy, plain and simple. Pierce, Garnett, Rondo and Allen are a scourge on my basketball world and there's nothing I enjoy more than seeing the Sixers beat them. Tonight, the Sixers need to tap into some of that hatred, they need to stir it up, relish in it, and send a message to a rival and possible first-round opponent.|
|This is the script when the Sixers play a good team: Set up a game plan, execute the game plan, hang in the game, build a little lead, get to the final five minutes with a chance to win. This time, though, the script had a different ending when Doug Collins threw a curve ball at the Celtics and his Sixers refused to be denied their biggest win of the season ... so far.|
Latest comment: from tk76Agree. Hawesome....
|I feel like we've become a bit lost as a fan base. The Laker dominance of the past couple of seasons. LeBron and Bosh joining Wade and playing the victim. The media love affair over Melo and Amare, together at last. All these things have perhaps diffused our laser of hatred for a certain chowder-loving franchise into a mere floodlight. Well, tonight that's going to have to change.|
|So the Sixers lose a game on the road, on the second night of a back-to-back, to the 23-4 Celtics, who are 13-1 at home, when the Celtics have several days of rest, by four points and the sky is still falling? Andre Iguodala turns Paul Pierce into a sniveling mess with his lockdown defense, and this game somehow personifies how bad Iguodala is? Yeah, I love being a Sixers fan.|
Latest comment: from BrianLou also had 4 turnovers....
|Put it out of your mind. It never happened. That's the best way to think about last night's disgrace in Chicago. This is the one time where I think playing a back-to-back, on the road, against two of the top teams in the East is a good thing for the Sixers. They have the opportunity to erase last night's game right away, no time to dwell.|
|Well, I was all set to do the full Differential Production stats for this game, but then the final play happened and I lost my enthusiasm for it (kind of like Brian). If there's one saving grace (for those who want to see the team do well this year, that is), it's that many of these same players were around in 08-09, when they proved to be resilient in the face of several stomach-punch games (besides the Ray Allen buzzer-beater and the Devin Harris buzzer-beater, there were also buzzer-beaters by Nowitzki and Tony Parker, for example). Anyhow, I did watch the game again and compiled the reverse boxscore and PER numbers for the Sixers.|
Latest comment: from BISHOPVALERIAVarious people in the world take the home loans in various banks, because it is easy. ...
|It's taken me more than 24 hours to gain enough perspective on this game to put my thoughts down. It took about 12 for me to separate the result from the game, and specifically the effort. Ultimately, we should be proud of what we saw from the Sixers on the court against Boston. They did everything we could've reasonably expected, and more. They followed the script almost exactly, matching Boston blow-for-blow throughout the night, and even delivering what could've, would've and should've been the knockout blow in the closing seconds. Unfortunately, the last team with the ball won.|
|Let's face it, the Sixers are a laughingstock. If you don't believe me, set up a search on Twitter for "sixers" and spend your day getting constant updates from the teeming masses with gems like "Dem Sixers ain got no chance. lolz. smh. (sic)." Tonight is the only time most of those people will take the time to watch the Sixers. Tonight is the only time most of the national basketball writers will watch the Sixers. If the Sixers want to open eyes around the league, tonight might be their only chance of the season.|
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