Jan 2, 2010

F*%K... Third Time Isn't A Charm

This is an Examiner.com piece to read the original Click here

So I know it was wishful thinking but it really seemed possible that the Sixers could win three games in a row. Then I realized that no matter what they are still the Sixers.

In game 5 of their current six game road trip the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the L.A. Clippers 104-88 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Despite causing the Clippers to commit 20 turnovers the Sixers failed to convert and had one of the most dismal shooting nights in some time ending with a disgraceful 32-85 from the field.

The Sixers (9-23) only finished with three players in double figures. Lou WIlliams had a team high 19 points on six-of-13 shooting and had to get them playing all but seven minutes of the game. This was a stark contrast to the upstart Clippers.

The Clippers (14-18) had all five starters finish in double figures including forward Chris Kaman who ended with another double-double with a game high 26 points and 10 rebounds. Kaman is the highest scoring center currently in the NBA

The Sixers led 51-49 at half but came out flat allowing L.A. to go on countless 10+ point runs.

Philadelphia forward Elton Brand finished with 17 points as well as six rebounds and two steals in his return to Los Angeles Brand played for the Clippers for seven seasons before coming to Philadelphia in 2008.

Next up for the Sixers is their road trip finale in Denver when they take on the 21-12 Denver Nuggets. In their first meeting the Sixers fell to the Nuggets 93-83 on December 7th.

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