Dec 23, 2009

Capital City Beatdown: Sixers fall 105-98

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The Sixers six game road stand began just as most of their home stands have this season, with a close and heartbreaking loss. The game stayed close until a Gilbert Areans jump shot at 5:32 in the fourth put Washington up for good. The jumper was two of Arenas' game high 31 points. He went 13-24 from the field and also ended with 8 boards.

Just after the opening tip it was obvious that Arenas was going to have a strong game as he scored the games first seven points.

The Wizards (9-17) came into the game on a three game losing streak but just like for many teams facing the Sixers (7-21) it was just the remedy to a losing streak.

Last night was another strong game for Elton Brand. Brand finished with another double-double ending with 18 points and 12 boards. With an adjusted lineup the Sixers were lead by their bench with Lou Williams getting 12 points in an extended 32 minutes. This was just his second game back from a fractured jaw that had him out for 12 games.

For Sixers head coach Eddie Jordan it was an even more heartbreaking game as he failed to get a "W" in his second game facing his former team. Jordan coached Washington for six seasons and was fired on November 24th 2008 after starting the season 1-10.

Philly committed 15 turnovers and showed confusion on the court during certain plays. Beyond their obvious confusion trying to grasp the new Princeton offense head coach Eddie Jordan is attempting to run the team did shoot over 50 percent for the first time in six games.

Next up for the SIxers is the beginning of the west coast portion of their road trip as they visit the Utah Jazz. Utah is 11-4 at home this year and is averaging over 101 points a game.

Game time is set for 9pm ET.

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