Feb 11, 2010

One for the thumb

*Because of the snow this is coming out a day late. Posted on Examiner 2/10/10*

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Ok so I know the title is a little hokey but hey who would have thought the Sixers would be on a five game winning streak. Despite the record of both clubs the Sixers and T-Wolves came into last nights game on a hot streak winning four of their last five. When the game tipped off at the Wachovia Center who knew the offensive effort the Sixers were preparing to display. Eddie Jordan sure didn't

In the first half the Sixers put up a staggering 73 points and proved something to the 11,000 or so fans in Philadelphia. The montra of a team that can't hold down a big lead was gone and that for the first time this season the team was ready to play. The Sixers went up by 12 at the 11:10 mark in the first period and never allowed Minnesota to get as close as 10 points for the rest of the game.

The Sixers (20-31) were lead by the forward tandem of Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand, both finishing with 20+ points. Iguodala finished with a game high 24 points on 9-18 shooting and Elton Brand ended with 21 points and seven boards.

Minnesota (13-39) had a balanced scoring attack with six players ending in double figures. Rookie Wayne Ellington lead the team with 16 points coming off the bench and Jonny Flynn ended with 14 points and six boards.

Minnesota center Al Jefferson had the games only double-double finishing with 12 points and 10 boards.

Next up for the Sixers is a trip north of the border tonight to visit Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Side Note: Sixers played without the services of Allen Iverson who is still away from the team dealing with the illness to one of his children.

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