|The 16-46 Oklahoma City Thunder will play host to the Sixers tonight without their budding superstar, Kevin Durant. Their second-leading scorer, Jeff Green, is also questionable. Green missed last night's game with back problems. Needless to say, this is a golden opportunity for the Sixers to finish off a sweep of this quick two-game road trip. After the jump we'll take a look at the stats, the strategy and have the in-game discussion.|
|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.|
|You'd like for the Sixers to be able to recover from their most recent three-point massacre slowly, but the schedule makers had different plans. On the heels of the Magic's 15 threes, the Hornets are headed into to town tonight. In case you forgot, the Hornets scorched the Sixers for 14 of their own in New Orleans back in January. After the jump we'll take a look at the game, point out a few keys and of course, have the in-game discussion.|
|On paper, this one is a loss. The Magic excel in the biggest area of weakness for the Sixers, they're 42-16 on the season, 22-7 at home. They score more than the Sixers, they hold their opponents to fewer points. It looks like a mismatch, and it may be. After the jump we'll take a look at the stats and try to figure out a way the Sixers can make it play out differently on the court than it does on paper.|
|In a couple of hours, the Sixers will lace 'em up and try to complete a four-game sweep of the Knicks. Standing in their way is a team led by...no one. A team which plays no defense, but has ridden a volume-over-quality approach to offense all the way to fifth-highest scoring average in the league. No small feat, considering their talent level. Tonight's game is another chance for the Sixers to work on their issues against a bad team, after the jump we'll see how they can take advantage.|
|Tonight's game will feature one of my favorite match-ups, Andre Iguodala vs. Caron Butler. Each is under-appreciated, in my opinion. Each a complete player who helps his team in so many different ways, I love seeing those guys go at each other for 40+ minutes. Honestly, I'm hoping the only drama in this game will be whether Iguodala plays enough minutes to out-score Butler. This game really needs to be a blowout in the Sixers' favor.|
Latest comment: from Real and SpeightacularThat's why they coach the games: Reggie had a pretty decent run. Marreese has to learn how to stay in the action w/o fouling. Roll tape on SamIam....
|The Sixers need to make a statement tonight. Think back to January 1st. Since that date, the Sixers have played 23 games and compiled a 14-9 record. Good, but not great. Now consider that in that time they've only lost 2 games to teams with worse records than they have. One of those losses was the now infamous 0-18 disaster against the Nets. Tonight's game is about making two statements: 1) We are a much, much better team than the Nets; 2) The past 23 games have not been a fluke.|
|It's a Saturday matinee in Miami. Sixers vs. Heat for the right to hold the #5 seed in the East. After the jump we'll take a quick look at the stats, talk briefly about Andre Miller's status and of course have our in-game discussion.|
Latest comment: from Mikedileo's coaching has definitely been more than questionable in all of these losses...
|I'd love to say I expect the Sixers to bounce back in a huge way tonight against Denver, but I just don't see it happening. That's not to say it's impossible, but Denver is a very, very good team, thanks to one player, Chauncey Billups.|
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|In my preview of the second half, I had tonight's game against the Pacers as a loss. Actually, I had the Sixers sputtering out of the gates after the All Star Break, this being the first of a string of three consecutive losses. After the jump we'll take a look at how the Sixers can avoid this fate and keep momentum on their side as they push for the #4 seed in the East.|
|Beat a terrible Memphis Grizzlies team and you head into the break riding high on a four-game win streak. Lose and the sky is falling again. The rumor mills grinds back into action, the local papers spend six days talking about how this year's version of the Sixers is doomed to the same fate as last year's. Let's just say losing really shouldn't be an option and move on to the breakdown after the jump.|
|Relax, he isn't coming here via trade, he's coming here with the rest of the Suns to play the Sixers tonight. After the jump we'll take a look at the stats and a series of numbers that absolutely must be taken advantage of.|
|When the Sixers visited Miami back in early November, they got their doors blown off. Andre Iguodala had maybe the worst game of his career and the team as a whole had nearly as many turnovers (25) as made field goals (27). It was a night to forget and a win tonight will go a long way toward erasing the memory of the early season struggles.|
|After two gut-wrenching losses in a row, the Sixers can either bury their heads in the sand or they can come out against an inferior team tonight and show what they're made of. After the jump we'll take a quick look at the stats, talk about match-ups and of course, the in-game discussion.|
Latest comment: from BrianYou know Zumoff was screaming "Among the giants," and probably "lunchpailing" as well. Huge boards....
|It looks like Kevin Garnett will miss tonight's game between the Sixers and the Celtics, which is too bad for them. It's taken me a few days to move past the Nets debacle, but I'm ready now. For me, tonight's game needs to be about sending a message to the Celtics, and I'm not just talking about a "We're a good team," message. I'm talking about "We're a bad team," message. I'll explain after the jump.|