|The Sixers look to make it two in a row tonight in Philly against a disadvantaged Memphis squad. The Griz lost at home to the Hornets/Pelicans last night, and they also lost their starting point guard, Mike Conley, to a sprained ankle.|
|The Memphis Grizzlies and the second or third-best perimeter defender in the league await the Sixers tonight for the second game of the Ice Capades trip. Jason Richardson is out, which leaves Doug Collins with a decision for his starting lineup.|
|When a coach finds himself at the helm of a team circling the drain, sometimes he tries to mix things up. You could call it grasping at straws. You might call it pressing the panic button. Whatever you call it, Doug Collins did it tonight when he started Andres Nocioni at power forward. The result: A humongous hole in the first quarter the team could never dig themselves out of. (game capsule).|
Latest comment: from L. A. SteveI think I do, in fact, I'm sure I do!...
|Beginning, middle, end. Three parts to a basketball game. Terrible, excellent, terrible. How the Sixers performed in each. 26-29, three games under .500. Where the Sixers are left after another disappointing loss to the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies. The good news: They've got a chance to right the ship tomorrow night heading into the All Star break.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersAnd possibly an extra home game (game six) in the first round...
|The last time the Sixers met the Memphis Grizzlies should still be fresh in your mind. For roughly 30 minutes, the Sixers absolutely demolished Memphis, then it all fell apart when the Griz emptied their bench and went to a zone. Thinking about the game makes you grind your teeth and shake your head. Tonight is about righting that wrong.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersDamn, they're fake PECOTA rankigns - sadness...
|The 42-21 fourth quarter of tonight's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies has left me feeling numb. To cough up a 21-point lead at home in that manner, well, I'm not even sure what kind of learning experience that is for the young guys. It's just unacceptable. Let's take a quick look at the charts and a quicker look at what went wrong.|
|The Sixers will go for their fourth straight win tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. When I look at the matchup, the thing that jumps out at me is the size up front and how the Sixers will match up with it. Elton Brand and whoever's manning the five have their work cut out for them.|
Latest comment: from Derek BodnerI said that in the context of how they were playing this year....
|The 2009-2010 Philadelphia 76ers are capable of beating anyone in the league with Eddie Jordan's system. That's not a lie. They can beat anyone when all of their scrubs get hot at the same time and shoot an ungodly percentage on long jumpers. It happens once in a blue moon. Unfortunately tonight, when they desperately needed a loss, it happened.|
|Ah, the life of a Sixers fan. Tonight, the teams I'm rooting for are, in order: Memphis (vs. the Sixers), Detroit (@ Charlotte), Golden State (@ the Clippers) and ,Sacramento (vs. the Mavericks). Last night's game chart, a brief preview and game thread after the jump.|
|Nine made threes. Career game for Lou Williams and clearly his best of the year, on both ends. Elton Brand continues his resurgence in a big way, four more blocks, four more steals, 8/14 from the floor, 6/7 from the line. Only three made threes for Memphis. Still, somehow, a loss. The reason is clear as day, we'll explore after the jump.|
Latest comment: from eddies' heady'sAll very fair and valid. Esp the 'we' part, I had overlooked that amidst my own frustrations and suffering....
|Tonight's game in Memphis is a perfect opportunity for the Sixers, and that's how they need to approach it. Calling it a must-win is silly at this point in the season, so let's just call winning a priority. The next five games are crucial, Memphis is a bad, bad team. Just get the job done. Philly is a five and a half point favorite, on the road. After the jump we'll take a look at the stats, talk a little bit about what the Sixers need to avoid and have our in-game discussion.|
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