|Without Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon available, the Raptors strike me as a dangerous team. The absolute last thing the Sixers can afford is to drop their fourth game in a row, this time to a very bad team, on their home floor. They need to turn it around tonight.|
Latest comment: from BrianWow, the Sixers are -11 in this game. That's a sketchy bet considering their last three games....
|Over their current three-game winning streak, the Sixers have outscored their opponents by 34 points. This is significant because tonight's game put the Sixers on the positive side of the ledger: 4,383 points for, 4,375 points allowed. Mark the date, Jan. 26th. At 20-25, let's hope the Sixers can stay on the positive side of the ledger from here on out. A quick look at tonight's win over the Raptors to follow.|
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|As we covered yesterday, the Sixers have been more than good on their home floor. In order to make a move on the #6 seed, or maybe just to secure any playoff spot at all, they need to be better on the road. Forget being a good road team, they don't even need to reach that level, but is it too much to ask for them to be average? Somewhere near .500? I don't think so. Either way, Toronto is a team you have to be able to beat, no matter where you're playing.|
|As a fan, you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere when it comes to losing, especially when your favorite team does as much losing as the Sixers do. In my case, I'll take a demoralizing loss over a gut-wrenching heart breaker in overtime any day of the week. Seen through that lens, the Toronto loss was a vast improvement over the disaster in Washington the night before.|
|The indignity of losing to this Toronto Raptors team is almost too much to bear. Shooting 36.8% from the floor against the 27th-ranked team in defensive efficiency is shameful. Any thought of how this team doesn't miss Andre Iguodala should be wiped away by this point. Without him, they just might be the worst team in the league. The problem: I'm not sure how far from the bottom they are even with him.|
Latest comment: from BrianI'm going to move this one up to the new post as well....
|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.|
|Today's 1 p.m. start at the Wach vs. the Raptors is a rarity for out beloved 76ers. I was lucky enough to score a pair of complimentary tickets for this one (so apparently they can give them away), and I'll be taking my kids to their first "professional" basketball game. I can only hope it'll keep them entertained, I suppose. Brief preview and game thread after the jump.|
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|The basketball gods a really frowning on the Sixers these days. It seems like every team they're "chasing" for better lottery position can't help but lose (the Knicks lost to the Nets last night). And the tough teams the Sixers are facing during this grueling stretch of their schedule are either playing horrible basketball (like the Celts) or down a couple key players (like the Raptors today). Preview and game thread after the jump.|
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|Winning despite a bad coach. It's quite a thing in professional sports. The New York Yankees won a world series this season on the strength of a superior roster, despite incessant meddling from Joe Girardi. The Sixers, unfortunately, don't have that level of talent. After five games in a row of overcoming the Jordan handicap, the Sixers were finally buried by Fast Eddie tonight.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageeDidn't willie green start the game AS WELL as Jrue Holiday?...
|Tonight we're going to focus our entire wrap on perception vs. reality. If you missed the game, the Sixers blew a 13-point, third quarter lead and fell to the Raptors 108-106 to drop their record to a nice, round 10-25.|
|The Raptors bring a 7-1 record over their past eight into the Wach tonight for the Sixers first meeting with Chris Bosh-playing-out-of-his-mind-for-a-max-contract-and-a-one-way-ticket-out-of-Toronto and the rest of his defensively challenged teammates. Preview, game thread, endless angst after the jump.|
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