Coming into tonights game against the New York Knicks the Philadelphia 76ers had a few things on their mind. Besides the fact that the team was on the verge of their first winning streak of the season it was a night of heavy hearts for Sixers fans and players.
Sixers center Samuel Dalembert is the only present NBA player born in the country of Haiti and was playing tonights game with many issues on his mind.
"We continue to contact people to make sure they are safe. We just ask that you keep the people of Haiti in your prayers" stated Dalembert in an ESPN internview earlier in the day. Dalembert player as if he had the fait of the entire nation on his back ending the game with 12 points and 21 rebounds.
It was a tough game for the SIxers as they went to the half with a one point 48-47 lead. The third quarter was much of the same as the team shot a dismal 9-of-25 from the field and allowed the Knicks to tie it 68 all after three.
The game came down to the final possession as Knicks center David Lee sunk a bank shot with 13.3 remaining giving the Knicks the 93-92 lead that sealed the SIxers fait.
For the Sixers Allen Iverson finished the game with 16 points and five assists and Dalembert finished with a double-double finishing with 12 points and an impressive 21 rebounds.
Just as predicted the Knicks were lead by another stellar outing from center David Lee who ended the game with 24 points and 9 rebounds.
Next up for the Sixers is a visit from the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m.