|It took the Sixers 12 minutes to wake up from their All Star break slumber, then they methodically put the Washington Wizards to bed. The 117-94 final score makes the game look closer than it was. The Sixers absolutely dominated Washington in a demonstrative opener to the final 26 games.|
Latest comment: from JasonCurling is such an underrated sport. Best winter olympic....
|Just when the Sixers string together some solid play and things begin to look up, one team in their division trades for a pseudo star, then another trades for a legit superstar. In the grand scheme of things, the Melo trade is a novelty that probably won't change things in the Atlantic a whole lot. The Deron Williams move, though, could catapult another team ahead of Philly in the East for the next couple of seasons. Luckily, we have a game tonight to distract us from Rod Thorn's inactivity at the helm of the Sixers. Say it with me, "Player Development."|
|Don't let Wall's garbage-time, stat-padding fool you. Jrue Holiday absolutely dominated this basketball game. He carried them to a big win in the first game back from the Ice Capades trip with some big help from Lou Williams and left John Wall still wondering what it feels like to win a road game in the NBA.|
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|Time is short this afternoon, luckily, the prologue to tonight's epic battle between the hapless Wizards and the no-longer homesick Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers is easy to boil down into a few key moments. An off-balance, desperation three by Cartier Martin, and a Jrue Holiday foul on a 40-foot three point attempt by John Wall, unbelievable.|
|I'm going to have to apologize in advance. This recap started out really strong. I was witty and my insights were on the mark for about the first half. Then things got a little bit sloppy, but I rallied for a decent look at the stats. Unfortunately, it all fell apart in the end and even spell check couldn't save it. And really, it's only how you finish that matters.|
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|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 ...
|When you let the worst offensive team in the league torch you for four quarters +, it usually doesn't take much digging to figure out why you lost. Still, we're looking at trends over the entire season, not just why they lost this particular game, so let's take a look at the advanced data.|
|If this was a potential playoff season for the Sixers, this is the type of game I'd look back on when they fell one game short. I'm not sure snake-bit is a strong enough adjective to describe these players, this roster, this franchise. Cursed? Would that be more apt? A heavily-contested Cartier Martin three with 0.4 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime. Unbelievable.|
|Two winless teams will enter, only one will emerge fully scathed. The Sixers have the rare opportunity of handing two subpar teams a win in their home openers, in consecutive games. Let's take a closer look at this Sixers/Wizards matchup which may feature the glorious return of Gilbert Arenas to the Wizards lineup.|
Latest comment: from deepsixersuedeGuys, Iggy for Josh Smith, would ya? Brian, figure I would give ya another reason to trade Iggy. :)...
|I'd love to tell you the phantom foul that decided the game was simply a call made by replacement refs in a preseason game and not something that would ever happen in a real game. I'd love to, but think back to March 2008, against the Cavs. It happens when the games count as well.|
|Two preseason games remain for the Sixers, and tonight's bout with the Washington Wizards has the most drama attached. The game will be televised locally, the Wizards' enigmatic, injury-prone star had some tasty soundbites about his former coach, and Washington probably knows the PO better than the Sixers do. That was a recipe for abandoning the offense altogether against the Knicks. Leave your thoughts in the comments as you watch the Sixers try to push their pretend record to 6-1 against what I believe to be the most over-rated team in the Eastern Conference.|
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