|Sam Hinkie's foolhardy decision to hold out for more instead of dumping Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes back in December might cost the Sixers the worst record in the league this season, but a loss tonight will secure a spot in the record books. If Houston shows up even a little bit, Philadelphia will tie the Cavs with their 26th consecutive loss. That's one for the resumé!|
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|The Sixers had no chance against the Spurs. Zero. San Antonio is a well-oiled machine, completely disciplined up and down the roster. If the Sixers played them 100 times, they'd lose 99, or more. Houston is a different animal. An unformed juggernaut with more than one Achilles heel. Can the Sixers take advantage? Probably not.|
|For the first time in about a month, the schedule will favor the Sixers when they take the floor tonight against the Houston Rockets. Houston lost a close game to the Celtics in Boston last night, James Harden (40) and Jeremy Lin (36) both played heavy minutes. No time like the present.|
|While the Sixers were imploding in the fourth quarter last night, the Rockets were sitting at home, watching, probably chuckling a little bit. If the Sixers thought it was tough keeping OJ Mayo out of the lane, what are they going to do with James Harden?|
|...losses. But thankfully, following immediately after the fifth loss in the string comes five straight off days. Houston outlasted the Sixers in an ugly game tonight, a game the Sixers desperately needed but predictably coughed up. (game capsule).|
|The defense wasn't there in the first half. They seemed a bit sluggish at times, and they were settling for too many jumpers. Houston couldn't miss a shot. After the break, though, the Sixers put their foot on the Rockets' throat and never let up. A nice, tidy double-digit win at home over a surging Western Conference foe. Good work.|
|You earned it. Another big bounce-back win for the Sixers, this time over the Houston Rockets, brings the nominal first half of the season to a close. The Sixers matched their win total from the entire 2009-2010 season by the All Star break. Somewhere, Eddie Jordan just shed a tear (while licking his braces).|
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|When the final buzzer sounds, Jrue Holiday will be on his way to LA to compete in the Rookies vs. Sophs challenge on All Star Weekend. Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand will be headed home for some well-deserved rest. Lou Williams will probably be headed to a recording studio. Spencer Hawes will probably be doing anything he can to avoid improving his basketball game. The Sixers players, as human beings, have things to look forward to, but they cannot afford to start their vacation a day early.|
|Can the Sixers extend this improbable winning streak to four? Your guess is as good as mine, but we'll break it down after the jump anyway.|
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