|A quick note to start the day and kick off the conversation heading into tonight's game against the Wizards. And, yes, I'm going to avoid any Gilbert's got a gun puns and commentary.|
Latest comment: from BrianCome on, you left out "the run and gun sixers." You completely went off half-cocked. :)...
|The losses just keep on coming, and each one seems worse than the last. Tonight's loss featured some of the worst defense you'll ever see. Some of the worst lineups the Sixers have ever trotted out there. A coach who has gone beyond losing his roster, he's alienated and weakened them as individuals and after the jump I'm going to blow off some steam. Make sure you check out the slideshow I put together to illustrate exactly how deplorable this defense has become.|
|After watching 27 games of Eddie Jordan basketball in Philly, I can actually tell why the Wizards over-achieved under him. The Wizards are a jumper-happy crew with very little care for the defensive side of the ball, either because Jordan made them that way, or because that's how he demanded the roster be structured. Now Flip Saunders has inherited this flawed roster and he's trying to get them to play sane basketball. Tonight, old and new will collide in Washington. Preview & game thread after the jump.|
Latest comment: from Court_visioNsmall ball vs. the utah jazz. wonderful....
|38 minutes and 20 seconds of putrid basketball had me in a foul mood. With 9:40 to go in the fourth quarter, the Sixers found themselves down by 11 with little hope of snapping their two-game slide, high hopes of becoming the second-biggest laughing stock in the Eastern Conference. When the final buzzer sounded, I was feeling a little better, but not much.|
Latest comment: from JohnMageedeepsixer3 Look for rookie Jrue Holiday to start tonight in place of Sweet Lou. The future is now....
|After four consecutive losses, the Sixers came out tonight to make a statement and prove everyone wrong. Unfortunately, they weren't trying to prove the point we were hoping. Instead, they were bound and determined to show that you can suck from the foul line and still win a game. Mission accomplished.|
|Tonight's game will feature one of my favorite match-ups, Andre Iguodala vs. Caron Butler. Each is under-appreciated, in my opinion. Each a complete player who helps his team in so many different ways, I love seeing those guys go at each other for 40+ minutes. Honestly, I'm hoping the only drama in this game will be whether Iguodala plays enough minutes to out-score Butler. This game really needs to be a blowout in the Sixers' favor.|
Latest comment: from Real and SpeightacularThat's why they coach the games: Reggie had a pretty decent run. Marreese has to learn how to stay in the action w/o fouling. Roll tape on SamIam....
|It shouldn't have taken a strong final four minutes to put away the Washington Wizards, but it's good to know they're capable, and it's great to see Andre Iguodala leading the charge.|
|The Wiz are currently 27 games under .500 and sinking fast. After the jump we'll take a super-quick look at the stats, talk about what I want to see from EB and, of course, our in-game discussion.|
|Tonight's game was marred by poor rebounding and porous defense through the first three quarters. For once, though, this team's shooting, particularly from three, made up for their lapses in the other areas. Amazing.|
|If so, then the Sixers are going for a winning streak tonight, or a winning jag if that floats your boat. Either way, it would be their second three-gamer this year, and would push them to 12-14. Standing in the way is the same struggling Wizards team the Sixers handled easily on Saturday in Tony DiLeo's coaching debut. We'll talk a little about the game after the jump and also try to come up with a stat to follow. Again, use this post to leave your thoughts during the game.|
|Regardless of my thoughts on the length of Tony DiLeo's reign as the Sixers' head coach, I'm excited to see what he does in the short term as the head coach of this team.|
|Here is my ultimate key for tonight's Wizards/Sixers game at the Wach. Whichever team attempts the fewest three pointers will win the game. Write it down. Take it to the bank.|
Latest comment: from BrianI put up a quick post. On my way out the door, I'll have more on it later....
|Barring a miracle, the Sixers are going to be facing the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the playoffs. Tonight's 109-93 loss to the Wizards eliminates any hopes the Sixers had of moving up to the 5th seed and...|
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