|Either cooler heads have prevailed or maybe the difference between the sixth and seventh seed really doesn't matter all that much. Whatever the ultimate reason, Andre Iguodala will sit out tonight's game vs. the Magic to rest his ailing knee. My take: Get him as much rest as possible, so long as he isn't rusty for game one of the playoffs.|
|The Sixers opened strong, then fell flat, then rallied before ultimately coming up just short (thanks to a few key errors in the final minute). Not an altogether unfamiliar story, unfortunately. Breaking this one down is actually pretty simple.|
Latest comment: from Tom MooreSixers to face Spurs team that just keeps winning: http://ow.ly/3Uq0i...
|Dwight Howard was interviewed immediately following the Magic's win over the Clippers last night. When the question of facing the Sixers tonight came up, he basically laughed it off. It wasn't a guaranteed victory, or even a direct shot at the Sixers, it was more of a "We don't worry about teams like that," sort of comment. If the last game these teams played against each other is any indication, Dwight should be worried.|
|Every time I think I've seen the Sixers give away a game in the most gut-wrenching manner, they one up themselves. Not one, but two four-point plays in the closing seconds of the game and overtime. More Lou isolations than you can shake a stick at. Jrue Holiday scores 8 points in the fourth, doesn't get a single shot in the final 6:35 of the game, left to stand in the corner. Talk about this game if you can, I need some time to cool off.|
|When the first half ends, at the end of the night, the Sixers will either have 17 wins or 18. On Pace for 34 or 36. Five games under .500 or seven. Lined up to play either Miami in the first round of the playoffs, or Boston. I can't think of a better way to end a tumultuous first half than a road win, in Orlando.|
|The latest team rumored to have interest in acquiring Carmelo Anthony is the Orlando Magic, according to this article. Apparently, no one but Dwight Howard is off limits in their pursuit of Melo (and Chris Paul), so let's take a look at their roster and see if the Sixers could somehow worm their way into a deal.|
|Believe it or not, I'm mustering some excitement for game 82 of this putrid season which seemed like it would never end. The Sixers are in Orlando to face the Magic, who do still have a little something to play for. The Sixers game is only the beginning of the drama, though. Big picture plus game thread after the jump.|
Latest comment: from RichThe Modesto Bee? Where did that come from? ...
|A decent night at the Wach, for once. The Sixers played hard, they played well and they lost, handily. 71 games into this lost season, that's pretty much the best-case scenario. Sad, right?|
|There are teams the Sixers, even the pitiful version of themselves they've become, can sort of gird their loins to compete with. They can bring extra energy. They can show some semblance of the team they were last season. Against the Magic, however, I don't think that type of effort will make a bit of difference against this team, and this coach. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|The Orlando Magic probably won't notice much difference between tonight's game and their last visit to Philadelphia. Pretty tame crowd, maybe an occasional chorus of boos, facing a team on the brink of elimination and seemingly powerless to do anything about it. I was shocked to see the Sixers are only 4-point underdogs in this one, maybe Vegas has bought into the "playing up to their competition," vibe.|
Latest comment: from sfwAgree but I'm starting to enjoy his buffoonery. Unfortunately, it won't help this team's growth....