|5.5 point underdogs at home, and that line seems generous. The Sixers will take on the defending champs, the Los Angeles Lakers, at the WFC tonight at 7pm. The Sixers have won 7 of their past 9, and for the most part played inspired basketball over that stretch. It's probably going to take more than inspired basketball to take down the champs, though.|
|Everyone's favorite pitiful team, the Los Angeles Clippers, will make their only trip to the Wells Fargo Center today. Their arrival represents the Sixers last "winable" game before the Lakers on Friday followed by an outlandish 8-game road trip that will take us past the New Year. I'd like to see the Sixers set the tone with a demonstrative win and some quality basketball.|
|Two years ago, when the Sixers were battling for playoff seeding, the Nets swept the Sixers 4-0 in gut-wrenching fashion. Last year, when losses were eventually the goal, the Nets couldn't get out of their own way. The Sixers took the season series four-love. This year, the desired direction of the team is a topic for much debate, so the outcome of this game becomes a glass-half-full kind of situation. Either way, this one-game road trip is the first tune up for the Ice Capades road trip.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersDear Doug Cole Hamels didn't win 20 games in a season, and evaluating a pitcher by his wins is silly....
|Let's face it, the Sixers are a laughingstock. If you don't believe me, set up a search on Twitter for "sixers" and spend your day getting constant updates from the teeming masses with gems like "Dem Sixers ain got no chance. lolz. smh. (sic)." Tonight is the only time most of those people will take the time to watch the Sixers. Tonight is the only time most of the national basketball writers will watch the Sixers. If the Sixers want to open eyes around the league, tonight might be their only chance of the season.|
|The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost four straight games by a total of 91 points. Included in the impressive list of defeats was a 34-point drubbing at the hands of the mighty Minnesota Timberwolves. Their early-season luck has run out and this shell of a team is reeling. The Sixers can have no mercy.|
Latest comment: from BrianI didn't look, but I have a feeling none of my other predictions are even close :)...
This isn't quite a mid term. Atlanta is a solid playoff team, but their missing their |
|Everyone's favorite "young" team with gobs of upside and an ultra-cool superstar wing as recently as a year ago, suddenly finds itself kept (barely) afloat by an aging point guard with a ton of old-man moves and moxie. This one is wrought with fun matchups, let's take a look at a few.|
Latest comment: from KellyDadDre Miller really looks too much like Richard Pryor in that pic. ...
|Jackassery aside, the Sixers positively gave their first game against the Wizards away. Actually, to be fair, even though they played horrible defense and sent Washington to the line 43 times, they still should've won. A Cartier Martin prayer three at the buzzer sent it into overtime, after all. Will the Sixers be able to exact some revenge tonight, back in Washington?|
Latest comment: from Tom MoorePregame video: Lou Williams on making shots, owing the Wizards one http://ow.ly/3eAiH ...
|The Sixers deficiencies in the front court typically manifest themselves in less-than obvious ways. Poor play on the pick-and-roll, late or absent help when a driver penetrates, offensive rebounds. I'd say about 75% of the teams in the league don't have the type of big who's going to consistently make you pay for having no one to guard him on the blocks. Unfortunately, Milwaukee does not fall in that 25%.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersYeah, but they live near wide swaths of corn, so how can they be trusted?...
|Give a listen to ESPN's NBA Today podcast today. About 10 minutes in, Ryen Russillo says, "The Toronto Raptors have the worst roster in the NBA." The Sixers will put that theory to the test tonight in a battle of the league's two worst teams, record-wise.|
|11 days and three losses ago, the Sixers learned what it takes to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. They also learned how to let the Cavs run all over them. Which lesson stuck? We're going to find that out tonight, in Cleveland, when the Sixers try to break their three-game losing streak and bookend this road trip with W's.|
|As if it wasn't bad enough that the Sixers will be finishing their second back-to-back of the week tonight in San Antonio, the schedule makers also decided to make the Sixers play against a San Antonio team that hasn't played a game since Wednesday night.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersVery few people in the league are untradeable. Kevin Love is not one of them...
|The Sixers road trip continues tonight in Dallas against a Mavs team riding a two-game win streak. The Mavs beat Boston, on the road, then took a measure of revenge against Grizzlies who handed Dirk and Co. their first loss of the season. Can the Sixers turn in another good effort against a playoff team? Will that effort translate into a concrete win this time, rather than just a moral victory? Let's look at the matchups:|
Latest comment: from KellyDadHe should. I had totally forgotten he plays for them. ...
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