|It's always best to break the season down into easily digestible portions. Typically, we use 10 game slices, but this year let's go with 11 so we can do it in six easy parts. Up first, the first 11. Check out the schedule and vote for what you think the Sixers record will be on January 14th.|
|The Sixers were all business on Christmas, fitting in a practice in preparation for tonight's season opener in Portland. They planned another in the morning on the left coast. As a preview today, let's take a look at what the Sixers need to accomplish on the defensive end tonight.|
|If you listened to last night's SixersBeat, you heard my predictions for the Eastern Conference this season. If you didn't listen, you should, but you can also see them here. Leave your own predictions, toss around ideas about the rotation, tell everyone what you hope to get for Christmas. You guys know the drill, it's pressing questions Friday.|
|Being young and deep should give the Sixers a big advantage over most teams during the upcoming insane 66-game schedule. With little turnover, a system in place and fresh legs, they should be able to weather stretches like the 21 games they'll play in the first 36 days of the season better than most, but there's a big problem lurking, and it's one the team did nothing to prepare for. Also, the first SixersBeat of the season, tonight at 9:30pm, Eastern|
|Perfect in terms of record, but hardly in terms of play. The Sixers polished off their abbreviated preseason schedule with a mostly-disheartening effort against the hapless Washington Wizards, and one hell of a finish.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersAh - the tim legler school of though - excellent...
Well, first off I'd like to say that it's great to have another season of hoops ahead of us, even an abbreviated/crazy/jam-packed one. Even if it's still only the preseason, it's good to see actual basketball come back and not have to talk about BRI and revenue sharing.
The Sixers got off to a very good start away from the Wells Fargo Center Friday night with a 103-78 dismantling of the Washington Wizards. Truly, the game was only made as close as it was by the Wizards backups having a very strong 4th quarter against the Sixers' bench. When the Sixers' main guys were on the floor, they played like they were still mad about the two gut-wrenching losses they suffered last year in this very same building.
Latest comment: from TraySounds like a middle aged man ecstatically having sex for the first time in a while....
|Typically, Friday's are reserved for pressing questions, but seeing as how the Sixers have a preseason game tonight, I figured we'd combine an abbreviated PQ and our first game thread of the year.|
Latest comment: from BrianUh, no. 30% behind the arc is 0.9 points. 40% from 20 feet is 0.8 points....
|Much was made of Doug Collins history of turning teams around in his first year at the helm last year. He comes in, shakes things up, settles them down and puts wins on the board for his team. Unfortunately, that first-year turnaround was overshadowed by his departure (after three years in Chicago and Detroit, two years in Washington). Coaching has always been hard on Collins, and his style has worn on players in the past. Today, let's take a look at how his teams have performed in their second year under him, since that's pretty relevant right about now.|
Latest comment: from Dollar BillPrior post intended for Rich....
|A few days before the preseason opener, as training camp winds down the path the Sixers new owners have chosen, at least for the short term, seems pretty clear. The team has returned largely in tact, they've made no major addition and Quin Snyder was the most notable departure. It's about time we take the pulse of the readers.|
|It's been far too long since Doug Collins has taken the mic in front of a group of reporters after a Sixers workout. Tonight, when Doug held court, he had a few interesting things to say, one of which left me scratching my head.|
|When Spencer Hawes accepted his qualifying offer, the Sixers officially returned everyone from last season's roster minus their starting shooting guard from opening night in 2010. If reports are to be believed, they'll have a new starting shooting guard on December 26th. Will internal improvement, a few new faces and a lineup change be enough to keep the Sixers moving in the right direction?|
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