|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....
|The Sixers will bring their four-game road trip to an end tonight at 10:30 in LA. The defending champs are pretty much cruising to the number one seed out West, though they seem to be in a dogfight with Cleveland for home court advantage throughout. The Sixers are cruising as well, I'm just having a hard time figuring out what their destination is.|
Latest comment: from Tom MooreThat's a fair statement, Derek. There aren't a ton of options....
|The second night of a back-to-back typically means a whole lot of trouble for the Sixers (4-9 on second night for the season). Fortunately, the Suns are also on the back-end of a b-to-b, having played in OKC last night, and their record in these situations is just a bad (4-9). Quick preview and a long game thread after the jump.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageea mediocre team playing mediocre? Who would have thought it...
|The injury-riddled Golden State Warriors are one of the eight teams languishing below the Sixers in league-wide standings. In fact, their 16-39 mark makes them the proud owners of the league's third-worst record. The teams met in Philly earlier in the season, and the Sixer picked them apart on their way to a blowout victory. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|Last night we saw the Sixers pull together as a unit. In fact, we saw them pick up a ton of slack and absolutely shut down the Spurs without Dalembert for the final 18 minutes. Tonight, they're playing the second night of a back-to-back in Chicago, against a Bulls team that squeaked one out in Minnesota last night. Two tired teams, pretty evenly matched on talent, it's probably going to come down to who wants it more. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|Unless you consider Jodie Meeks the savior this team needed, the Philadelphia 76ers team that takes the floor tonight will be the same one the Miami Heat thoroughly embarrassed on Tuesday. Will the stability of knowing they won't have to move to a new city settle the nerves of the players? Will that stability breed consistency on the floor? Or will the realization that they're stuck on this team, with this coach lead to more apathy? Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|The Miami Heat come into tonight's battle in the Wach with a mere 3 wins in their last 10 games. They lost back-to-back games to Milwaukee. They lost to Chicago. Unfortunately, they also played some of their best hoops in the two games prior to the break, absolutely trouncing Houston and Atlanta. Preview, game thread and more early-thirties angst than you can shake a stick at after the jump.|
|One game remains before the Sixers take a break from hoops over All Star Weekend. One final game before Ed Stefanski mingles with the other decision makers from around the league in Dallas, possibly to decide the fate of this franchise. Tonight's game against the Raptors shouldn't mean a whole lot, in the grand scheme of things, but I think it might. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|The Sixers loss at Minnesota back in January was one of the low points of the season. After the jump I'll peel off that scab to see what went wrong. Preview and game thread as well.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageeOr maybe it has more to do with Iverson being out for the past 5 games. ...
|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.|
|Five times in this disappointing 09-10 season the Sixers have won back-to-back games, four times they've lost the third game. Will tonight be the game when they break through and claim an actual win streak?|
|41-41, .500 seems so long ago. The Sixers seemed to be on the precipice of taking that elusive next step up the standings. Outside of the horrible final game, they showed flashes of ascending the ladder in the East. Right there with them were the Chicago Bulls. At least one of those teams is still there. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|Thank God for the Nets. That's a phrase that you know has been uttered countless times by both Eddie Jordan and Ed Stefanski. The horrible season the Sixers have turned in to this point is nothing compared to the mess in New Jersey, but that could all change with a loss tonight.|
|If that picture doesn't freak you out, think about this. An improbable win tonight against the Lakers would almost certainly add another couple of games to the Eddie Jordan doomsday clock.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageeSTupid rumor from yahoo that has been floated by numerous other sources......
|The first time the Sixers met the Bucks, way back in game two, Philly essentially had their way with Brandon Jennings and gang. Jennings nearly notched a triple-double, but the game was pretty much a laugher. Since then, the Sixers have woefully underperformed while the Bucks had a nice run and have fallen on hard times since. Preview and game thread after the jump.|