|If you're able, try to sit back, relax, and enjoy the basketball game tonight. The Sixers have been mercifully eliminated from playoff contention, the odds of moving up or down in the lottery are pretty low, and really, one spot either way doesn't matter a whole lot. Put your feet up and soak it in. We only have to watch five more after this one.|
|Here's one way to know your season is lost and your team is sunk. The other day I looked at Nets box score and said to myself, "Man, this team could use Reggie Evans." It was obviously a passing thought, but still, in the past month, watching our assortment of soft/slow/ineffective big men has led me to not only pine for Reggie Evans' services, but also briefly view Hawes as the thinnest fat girl, if you know what I mean. All of this is a long way of saying the Nets bigs will probably kill the Sixers tonight. If they don't, their smalls will. If they don't, their bench will. It's not an if, it's a how.|
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|The trip is over. The excuses are gone. The Sixers will play 13 of 15 on their home floor now, beginning tonight against the surging Brooklyn Nets. It's time for them to translate effort into wins if they're going to remain in the playoff hunt.|
|Part one of the "hold on until Bynum hits the floor" strategy is to remain as close to .500 as possible for as long as possible. Part two is to steal as many games as you can from teams you'll be chasing for playoff position. This afternoon's game in Brooklyn is a prime example. The Sixers' first trip to Brooklyn features a game which falls into both categories.|
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