|The Sixers carriage turned into a pumpkin well before midnight last night. Their two-game winning streak came to a screeching halt. Much to Eddie Jordan's chagrin, the team could not overcome their defensive ineptitude with uncharacteristic shooting proficiency for a third straight game. Honestly, if they need to shoot 50% or better from the field to beat injury-riddled teams, should we really call it a winning streak? Sounds more like a fluke to me.|
Latest comment: from Tylerthen why would we even think about doing it? or why would the press think the sixers would do it?...
|The Sixers will head into Staples Center later tonight looking for their third-straight road win against the Clippers with wind in their sales, a spring in their step and a healthy dose of confidence. Waiting for them will be a poorly coached team with an unbelievable size advantage which will undoubtedly be exacerbated by Eddie Jordan's asinine rotations. Preview, game thread and a contest for free tickets after the jump.|
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|From a happy ending. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know about being a Sixers fan these days, I don't know what does. First, I want to thank all the guys who made it down to the Wach for the first Depressed Fan field trip earlier tonight. It was great meeting you, and I really enjoyed being surrounded by a group of guys who love the Sixers and understand the game. For the guys who couldn't make it through the blizzard, I'm truly sorry. We're going to do it again, hopefully under better circumstances. A few game notes after the jump.|
|Good news: The Clippers are also coming off a back-to-back. Bad news: They lost to the Knicks last night, and scored only 33 points against NY in the second half. The Sixers are riding high after winning in Boston, the Clippers should be angry, very angry, heading into the Wach for the 7:30 tip tonight.|
|The weather will not deter us. The inaugural Depressed Fan.com field trip to the Wach has a definite green light and I'm currently on a train headed to Philly. If you're part of the group, I'll be in our seats around 6pm. If you aren't part of the group, but you'll be at the game, drop by. We're in section 115, rows 13 & 14. If you can't make it, I'll have a game thread up here and I'll post pictures from the game via Twitter, so follow me here: @DepressedFan, if you don't already. Is a winning streak possible?|
|I'm proud to announce that the first official Depressed Fan field trip is a go. I just purchased the block of 20 seats to Sixers/Clippers game on Saturday, December 19th at 7 p.m.. The seats are in section 115, rows 13 and 14. The face value is $101, but with the group discount (and further subsidization by the blog's ad revenues) it will only be $25 each for you guys. More details after the jump.|
Latest comment: from ArinThat's a pretty sweet deal Brian! Wish the Pacers did something like this!...
|When the magic ping pong balls handed the number one pick to the Clippers last night, the fate - or at least the availability - of a few players changed instantaneously. After the jump, we'll talk about whether the Sixers can find a way to take advantage.|
|A win over the lowly Clippers, in and of itself, is nothing to brag about. While the individual talent on their roster isn't terrible (Kaman, Randolph, Camby and Baron are all legit players. Gordon and Thornton seem to be decent young guys), their play on the court has been dreadful. They came into the game with a record of 8-22 and without Randolph and Kaman. This game probably should've been an easier win than it was, but let's not dwell on the negative tonight.|
|The Sixers will make their first trip to LA to face the Clippers since poaching Elton Brand from them tonight. Unfortunately, Brand won't be there. Calling the Utah game one they should have won may have been a tad optimistic, but this one absolutely has to go the Sixers' way.|
|This was a game the Sixers really had to win. You can't lose to bad teams at home. It's heartening that they're back to .500. It's good to see them string together about 5 minutes of quality basketball, on...|
|To put it kindly, Elton Brand probably won't be receiving a Christmas card from this man: Long story, short, EB opted out of his contract with the Clippers, ostensibly so the team would have cap space to sign the guy...|
Latest comment: from trayNah. Randolph at the 4, Kaman at the 5, Camby playing 28 minutes off the bench....
|Baron Davis reportedly has a verbal agreement with the Clippers for a 5-year, $65M deal. If this move appeases Elton Brand, which it probably will, then he'll sign with them.To make it work, Maggette would have to be renounced, then...|
|Here's an important quote from the story about Brand opting out of his deal: Brand's agent, David Falk, said the forward wants to see the Clippers sign a quality free agent and try to assemble a winning team in Los...|
|The Sixers treated the Clippers like a bad team tonight, because that's exactly what they are. It's refreshing to see this team handle its business and leave no doubt when the game is over. 106-80 was the final, but the...|
|Before we get into tonight's 101-80 win over the Clippers, a history lesson. Our very own Reggie Evans and the Clippers' center Chris Kaman have a special relationship going back to Evans' days in Denver. Here's a quick visual for...|
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